On 17-18 April 2010 residents and guests of Minsk and other Belarusian cities will have a unique opportunity to make excursions on the city's top attractions for free. Because it is on April 18 all over Belarus will be held the Festival of Guides.
During the Festival of Guides free excursions will be held in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, as well as in such major cities as Grodno and Brest. Among the trips that will be available for residents and guests of Minsk are Theatrical Minsk, a tour of one of the oldest streets of Karl Marx, formerly known as Podgornaya, tour of Rakovsky suburb and the Minsk ghetto. Interesting also promises to be a tour of the famous Museum of Boulders in the Loshitsa Park and on the central square of Minsk - the Independence Square. Full list of excursions for Minsk and their starting time are presented on the portal tut.by.
The Festival of Guides is held in Minsk for the second time. In 2009 during it were held about 30 free tours. Learn about Minsk from an unexpected side then were able about 1300. This year, the festival's organizers are counting on the growth of interest to their offspring.
As for the organizers, among the main initiators of the festival is the Belarus branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS. It is worth noting that the Festival of Guides in Minsk is timed to the International Day of Monuments and Attractions. This day was first celebrated worldwide on the initiative of UNESCO and ICOMOS on April 18, 1984. This day is celebrated throughout Europe. From Moscow to Glasgow museums, ancient castles and ethnographical complexes conduct various activities on April 18. Many of the previously closed to tourists attractions you can visit on April 18.