National Library of Belarus, Minsk

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Climb the observation deck at National Library of Belarus and get a panoramic view of Minsk. A diamond-shaped 23-story glass building symbolizes the value of knowledge stored in books. The library houses the largest collection of Belarusian printed materials and the third-largest collection of books printed in Russian. Light shows play across the building's facade at night. Amenities include reading rooms, library carrels, an Internet center, a children’s room, cloakrooms, and a fitness center. Put National Library of Belarus and other Minsk online trip planner attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Some 5 kms away from city centre, but right next to metro station. Nicely illuminated at night. Right next to a big shopping mall (Galileo).  more »
  • The National Library is for sure a very attractive and the most modern edifice in all Minsk. It's huge diamond glass design shines at night, changing colors and ads like it was taken from Times...  more »
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  • Stunning views of Minsk from the top of the library. Must visit in the evening to see the colourful illumination.
  • This library's was completed in 2006 and the main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron (with object has eight triangular and eighteen square faces, with 24 identical vertices, with one triangle and three squares meeting at each) The height of the building is 241.5 feet (73.6 metres) and weight is 115 000 tones (not including books). The building has 23 floors. The National Library can seat about 2,000 readers and features a 500-seat conference hall.
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