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Updated: 2015-03-20 / (minsktravelguide.com)

Trinity Suburb

It is definitely a good idea to have a walk along streets here. There are a lot of interesting places to visit and on the way you can see a mysterious view on a quay.

In the XVI - XVII centuries this was one of the two pottery centers in Minsk for the production of tiles. Here were found fragments of tiles, fragments die tools - molds for extrusion drawing. People of middle class - artisans, merchants, peasants and soldiers lived in the suburbs. Many museums, exhibition halls and cultural institutions are concentrated in the area of the suburbs. Museum of the History of Belarusian literature is located on 15, M. Bogdanovichast. It has a permanent exhibition entitled "Poklich" devoted to the Belarusian literature of 1920-30. On the street Starovilenskaga, 14 there is a branch of the State History Museum of Theater and Music Culture of Belarus (salon V. Golubka). Literary Museum of Maxim Bogdanovitsh is also located in the Trinity suburb. Even the interior of bookshops, cafes and some shops of the suburb capture the spirit of passed centuries.

National Opera and Ballet Theatre

Whenever you have time in Minsk, make sure not to miss at least one opera or ballet play in the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus. It is quite an impressive building, inside and outside, and performances accordingly on high standard. The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus is located in the park of Trinity Hall in Minsk.

The building was renovated in 2009. Many sculptures were built up around the theatre. Theatre stage and auditorium were expanded. Modern lighting equipment was installed while adhering to the original design. The ballet company is considered one of the foremost companies in the world.

The company tours are welcomed in many countries all over the world. In Spain, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, Portugal, China admirers of opera are well acquainted with the repertoire of this Belarusian theatre. Participation in the well-known annual German festival known as "Classic Open Air" has already become a tradition.

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