- Distance: 3 km
- Duration: 04:00 hour
- Excursion subject: Excursions in Minsk
- Kind: Walking Tours
- Language of training: Russian
Picturesque traditions and ceremonies, variety of the most tasty dishes of the ethnic cuisine and original culture - in many respects they characterize the people which live here. And the harmonious combination of medieval architecture to modern tells about development and the embodiment of the best traditions at all times. Having chosen an excursion «Tasty Minsk», you will walk on the attracting small streets of the Old city, you learn about fascinating history of the Belarusian capital, you will try dishes of the ethnic cuisine in cozy cafe to the accompaniment of fascinating traditional melodies.
The excursion program- Gastronomic heart of Minsk
Gathering the groupIt is the best of all to begin an excursion on the observation deck which was located near a city town hall (Liberty Square 2). However, according to your desire, the meeting place can be changed.
Minsk Town Hall (visual inspection)As well as two hundred years ago the square, and in it one of the most beautiful buildings of the city – a snow-white silhouette of the Minsk town hall flaunts here. These buildings were built only in the city received Magdeburg rights - particularly the right to self-government. It has become an integral part of the Liberty Square - the historical center of Minsk. Here to judge and pass judgment, make decisions about the fate of the city and its inhabitants. It became an integral part of Liberty Square – the historic center of Minsk. It is difficult even to present that about 2004 years ago on this place there were emptiness – the town hall destroyed in 1857 was reanimated only 147 years later. Today, the former center of city self-government – magistrate, receives guests again: on the first floor – in the museum of Minsk, on the second – in a conference room.
Guest yard in MinskGuest yard is one of the interesting architectural monuments of Minsk. The building was called «guest house» from the word «guest», that is «Place of trade». Azov-Don commercial bank, merchant club, large storeswas here. Since that time, it did not seem to change it's purpose: boutiques, cafes and even a bank. You will certainly feel the depth of the old building, seeing it even in a modern guise.
TastingIn Gostinyi dvor in the cafe «Svobody 4» you can taste a unique dessert «potato pancake with ice cream condensed milk and bacon jam». Do not be surprised at the «not true» name, because it's true potato pancakes, ice cream and salted jam.
Building of the YeshibahOn modern Vitebskaya Street, on that place where the Rakovsky Brovar restaurant flaunts, the Yeshibah once settled down. The monument of architecture of the 18th century has remained well – it is reconstructed only partially. In a Yeshibah with 10 and to 25 years studied the Torah and the Talmud – trained rabbis.
TastingIn the Yeshiva building in the cafe «Rakovsky Brovar» you can taste the real «Belarusian borsch». It is a national nourish beetroot soup with pork which is served with sour cream.
Minsk trade rows - vilenchukiMinsk trade rows - a part of saved and reconstructed trade rows of the beginning of the XIX century. Only seven shops remained to our times from about twenty shops that flank the Bernardine Church. One-storey elongated «Bernardine store» is divided by niches into cells.
According to saved documents, they were often rented by the merchants from Vilna, that's why trade rows in the Upper Town were called «Vilenchuki». Today, several restaurants, where you can relax after a walk around the city, are located in this white building.
TastingYou will be able to taste the popular Belarusian dish «machanka with pancakes». This is pork and beef sausages of own preparation in sour cream sauce in the cafe «At the Town Hall».
Barrel houseKorchma is an old Belarusian settlement, where the traveler could find accommodation and food, often the local people held meetings, young people danced. The peculiarity of the inn was that there was also a stable for horses, on which visiting visitors came, although there was a tavern «without arrival». Cafe in the center of Minsk to this day pleases tourists and residents of the city with its external appearance and internal antique interiors.
TastingThe building of barrel house in a cafe «Korchma Starovilenskaya» You can taste the Russian national drink - Krambambulya. The drink united friendly feasts throughout the centuries.
LunchThe Belarusian ethnic cuisine developed centuries and found rich history. It well keeps national specifics, using grains, potatoes, meat, milk and vegetables. Simplicity of national recipes and refinement of dishes of aristocrats, a variety of use of simple products and unusual cooking methods - all this about the Belarusian culinary traditions. It is possible to try dishes of the ethnic cuisine both at specialized restaurants, and in picturesque cafes. In conclusion of an excursion you are waited by a lunch or a dinner in national Belarusian style. According to your desire, it can be complemented with the interactive program - you will get acquainted with the culture of the Belarusian shlyakhta and you will hear live music of traditional Belarusian tools.
➥The end of the tour
The cost of the tour Gastronomic heart of Minsk for individual and corporate groups
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|The cost||for person in group||for the group|
|2-7||from 905 ₽||6'333 ₽|
|8-19||from 412 ₽||7'821 ₽|
|20-52||from 179 ₽||9'309 ₽|
|53-68||from 137 ₽||9'309 ₽|
Included in the price
- certified guide services
- other services