7 Best Belarus Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Belarus

Belarus is a mysterious landlocked country in Eastern Europe, known for its Stalinist architecture, churches and forests.

Not usually on the traditional tourist trail, Belarus will surprise you with its beauty and things to do – the capital city of Minsk is buzzing.

You’ll want some great photographs from your adventure here, so here’s the top 7 places to visit for an iconic Belarus Instagram shot.

1. Braslav Lakes National Park

There are 300 lakes in this vast national park, known as the ‘Blue Necklace’ of Belarus due to the lakes’ azure waters. Rent a vacation home on the banks of one of the lakes or camp in the nearby forest.

The views here are incredible – a top pick for a beautiful Belarus Instagram.


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2. Hrodna

Hrodna, also spelled Grodno, is a hidden treasure in Belarus. It looks different to other Belarusian cities because it wasn’t damaged so much during WWII, so is very pretty.

Eat a traditional meal at the Bolshoi Buffet, which has rooftop views over the city.


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3. Cherdak Bar

Architects made a bar out of the attic of an old house in the capital city of Minsk and it’s very Instagrammable. There’s original brick, low-hanging lights and old chairs that came from a school in Ireland.

Cherdak Bar (which translates as ‘attic’), serves food and drink all night and is fun place to spend time in taking some Belarus Instagram photos.


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4. Central Botanical Gardens

Located in the city’s Chelyuskintsev Park, the Central Botanical Gardens is a relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

Covered in pine forest (ideal for a colourful autumn photograph!), there’s scenic paths and greenhouses to see here.


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5. Mir Castle

The Mir Castle Complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus and is one of the most photogenic tourist attractions in the country.

Its mix of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture make it super impressive. Just point your camera and shoot – it will look good from any angle.


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6. Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

A stunning park that covers both Belarus and Poland and is a UNESCO protected site. Once you see this with your own eyes, you’ll understand why.

It’s home to 900 plants and 250 animals and birds, including a huge herd of European bison. The best way to explore the park and see the wild animals is by bike, FYI.


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7. National Library of Belarus

This usually shaped library is in a park on a river bank and has an observation deck looking over Minsk.

Some say it’s the most beautiful building in the city, others say the ugliest. Either way, you’ll have a unique photo op outside here. Tip: it looks even better at night-time when the lights come on.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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