Where tourists hasten
Nesvizh Castle, Brest Fortress and Rumyantsev-Paskevich Palace in Gomel are among the top three historical and cultural sites in Belarus, as declared on the International Day of Museums
Belarus has 162 museums: historical, fine arts, literary and specific. Last year, they welcomed 5.7 million visitors, with the greatest number (395,000) visiting the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve of Nesvizh, the former residence of the Radziwill princes. The second most popular site was the Memorial Complex of Brest Hero Fortress, with 355,000 visitors, while 309,000 people went to Gomel’s Palace and Park Estate. Mir Castle received 275,500 visitors, followed by Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, with 226,000, and Khatyn State Memorial Complex, which welcomed about 205,000 visitors. Meanwhile, the Belarusian State Museum of Great Patriotic War History had almost 202,000 visitors.