The diamond of human
National Library of Belarus5
Why locals love it
Some consider the National Library of Belarus to be an architectural miracle, others consider it to be the ugliest building in the city. One thing's for sure though – it's incredible. Not only does this big glass "diamond" contain a vast library, it also houses a book museum, restaurants and a gallery with rotating exhibitions.
Why you should visit it
Join a tour to learn all about the building and Belarusian typography throughout history, or simply visit the observation deck for stunning views of the city. Note that opening hours differ for each library department.
The library is lit up with LED lights at night, so take a seat at the surrounding park and enjoy the show – it’s an experience on its own!