Funny mimes, colourful balloons and happy faces everywhere. A new Ferris Wheel was officially opened to the public in the Gilibert Park, Grodno, on St. Valentine’s Day.
The attraction comes with 24 carts, each of which is able to carry up to four passengers. The ride lasts for about 10 minutes and costs BYN 4, which is ~$2 or €1,68.
The first visitors (there were over a hundred of them!) were able to take up a spot and get a 360 degrees bird’s eye view of the winter city from a height of 42 metres. Jump in!
It is not a secret that most tourists to Belarus land in Minsk. But if you’ve already seen the whole of the Belarusian capital, and want a wider perspective, we suggest looking westwards to Grodno.
One of the country’s most ancient and beautiful cities has its doors opened for tourists from all over the world. Here are our guide and 19 ideas on how to spend your five-day trip there.
Want to the city from the perspective of a foreigner living there. Well, you are in the right place – Simon Öhman, 28, is from Gällivare, Sweden, he has been living in Grodno for around a year.
A frequent guest in Belarus has a lot to share on striking differences and similarities his faraway hometown and Grodno have. You will be surprised, we promise.
Simon is not the only foreigner who visited or lived in Grodno. Charlie, an Alaskan physicist working in Tallinn, and Becca, a freelance graphic designer from England had a splendid time there.
They travelled around the city, had solid meals, visited a whatnot museum, wandered around an agrotourism complex, popped into a bar and even had Russian banya. Don’t miss their lifehacks!
Also, don’t forget that starting last November tourists will be able to visit the expanded visa-free zone of Grodno and Brest for the period of up to 15 days.
The rules will apply if they travel on their own, as well as a part of tourist groups and their itinerary includes the Brest-Grodno visa-free area.
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