The 10 Best Things to Do in Polotsk, Belarus

July 30, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Polotsk or Polatsk (Belarusian: По́лацк, translit. Połack, Russian: По́лоцк, translit. Polotsk, Polish: Połock, Lithuanian: Polockas, Yiddish: פּאָלאָצק‎, translit. Polotsk) is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. It is the center of the Polotsk District in Vitebsk Voblast. Its population is more than 80,000 people. It is served by Polotsk Airport and during the Cold War was home to Borovitsy air base.
Restaurants in Polotsk

1. Saint Euphrosyne Monastery

Evfrosyniyi Polotskoy St., 89, Polotsk 211407, Belarus +375 214 42-70-99
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 79 reviews

Saint Euphrosyne Monastery

Reviewed By slavyana - Krakow, Poland

A huge building with interesting history. Remarkable place, filled in with something amazing!

2. Saint Sophia Cathedral

Zamkovaya St., 1, Polotsk, Belarus +375 214 42-53-40
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Saint Sophia Cathedral

Reviewed By Lodewijk S

This church was rebuilt after a gunpowder explosion in the 18th century. Unfortunately the interior is disappointing although the excavations somewhat compensate the loss of historical value. The sight is very nice on the river Dvina.

3. Geographical Midpoint of Europe

Polotsk, Belarus
Excellent
57%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Geographical Midpoint of Europe

Reviewed By Irina M - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

its a nice place surrounded by shops where you can buy souvenirs and Belorussian symbolic. Close to it there a lot of cafes and restaurants where you can try Belorussian food

4. Belarusian Museum of Typography

Nizhne-Pokrovskaya St., 22, Polotsk, Belarus +375 214 42-57-25
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Belarusian Museum of Typography

Reviewed By Nejdanka - St. Petersburg, Russia

Из любопытства мы, двое взрослых, зашли в этот музей и ничуть не пожалели. Начиная от самого помещения музей, что находится в мощных стенах бывшего монастыря до впечатляющей экспозиции музея.
Запомнился самый большой старинный глобус, интерьер первой книгопечатной мастерской, рукописные свитки, нынешние современные фолианты. А восковая фигура монаха, что переписывает книги, была принята за живого человека. В целом - очень правильный музей, приобщающий детей к чтению настоящих книг, вместо сидения в интернете и чтения всякой чепухи с помощью гаджетов.

5. Monument to the Letter U

F. Frantsiska Blv, Polotsk, Belarus
Excellent
45%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Monument to the Letter U

Reviewed By Pavel V - Moscow, Russia

It's really nice to see a monument dedicated to the letter. In Russian we have "Ё" and in Belarus it's "Ў". What foreign people thing about it?

6. Symeon of Polotsk Monument

Frantsiska Skoriny Avenue, Polotsk, Belarus
Excellent
44%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Symeon of Polotsk Monument

Reviewed By urarin - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

気持ち良い散策路に立つ記念碑の一つです。この散策路にはオブジェや記念碑がたくさんあります。シメオンはポロツク生まれの神学者・作家で、皇帝の子供の家庭教師もしていたそうです。

7. Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral

Nizhe-Pokrovskaya St, 31, Polotsk, Belarus +375 214 42-29-26
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral/ Epiphany Cathedral

Reviewed By Kuznetsov_Sergey - Moscow, Russia

Свято-Богоявленский собор находится на территории Свято-Богоявленского мужского монастыря на берегу Западной Двины. Очень хорошо смотрится с противоположного берега. Является архитектурной доминантой Полоцка. Был построен в середине XVIII-го века, хотя монастырь на два столетия старше.

8. Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood

Engelsa St., 3, Polotsk, Belarus
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Polotsk Museum of Medieval Knighthood

Reviewed By urarin - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

中世騎士の博物館です。3つだけの展示室からなる、小さな博物館ですが、ポロツクや周りの公国の、中世のグッズがたくさん並べられています。騎士のヘルメット?はかぶって写真をとることができました。

9. Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812

Svobody Sq., Polotsk, Belarus
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Monument to Heroes of Patriotic War 1812

Reviewed By Liliya Y - St. Petersburg, Russia

Памятник находится в самом центре города и соседствует сразу с несколькими достопримечательностями: Памятником героев последней войны, пушками, изображением собора, взорванного в советское время, Памятником букве и Географическим центром Европы.
Во время пешей прогулки по Полоцку мимо не пройдете.

10. Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve

Nizhne-Pokrovskaya St., 22, Polotsk, Belarus +375 214 42-22-01
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve

Reviewed By ruslank88 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Interesting to visit and there is information available in English. The Cathedral is of great historical importance to Belorussians and has a long rich history. The location is stunning and has the backdrop of the river Dvina for some lovely photos if the weather allows it. There is a shop that sells English book on Polotsk which fyi is the oldest city in Belarus.

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