City Hall (Ratusha), Vitebsk

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Learn about regional history by exploring archaeological remains, numismatics, ancient weapons, and Masonic items in the Local Lore Museum at City Hall (Ratusha). The building itself has a colorful history--it served as a watchtower, a court, and a bank. It also hosted the city administrative board. Enter the foyer and see a 2 m (6.5 ft) tall bronze coat of arms of Vitebsk--placed as a memorial to partisans who were hanged in front of the hall during World War II. The museum features nearly 200,000 artifacts. Look for a 13th-century birch-bark letter, a 17th-century silver knight’s belt, and 19th-century weapons from the Napoleonic Wars. Plan to visit City Hall (Ratusha) during your Vitebsk vacation using our convenient Vitebsk driving holiday app .
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  • Unfortunately, the main expositions of the museum were closed. But they were able to climb the tower and see the panorama of Vitebsk from above. The rise is uneasy, but not regretted. Very nice.
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  • Interesting visit to one of the most curious cities of Belarus. Immersion in a world that seems anchored.
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