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Centralny Store

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Why locals love it

First to say, it's as local as it may ever get. It may not be fancy or pretty, but if you want to see the truth - here it is, right behind the big glass windows. You may either hate it or love it, but it's the soul of the city - and you can't stay ignorant to the bar on the first floor.

Why you should visit it

Old soviet-styled department store with amazing interior and the motley crowd of visitors: dirty hobos, artists, crazy people, local celebrities, students, professors - everybody gets together. Other perks: the cheapest and tastiest desserts in town (and cheapest alcohol too). Head here if you're broke (if it's even possible in Belarus).

Special tip

I admit it, you may not like it if you're very squeamish or love the fancy rich life. But it's the local life of an average person here, so be fair.

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This store preserves an atmocphere of the USSR. It is a must to visit if you want to dive into Soviet Union style of life.
December 26, 2019
It's unique place, which can replace you in real Soviet atmosphere
August 21, 2019
meeting point for different social groups and communities
April 8, 2019
A true place to visit. Take a look on real Minsk life, not the prepared-for-tourists, always clean-and-happy kind of stuff. See real people, the post-soviet look of the place and be shocked by the fact that the food is not that bad.
October 19, 2017
Check out the sandwiches with salmon or caviar in first floor. As announced more than basic but yummy and the pricing is really fair ! You are visiting Minsk ? Take a look here - and keep eyes opened for a part of reality.
January 8, 2017

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