The Minsk region's many cultural attractions include 2 major theatres and 17 museums.
Sport is also important in the Minsk region, which has 2638 sports facilities and a number of specialist sports schools.Places to visit in the Minsk region
Minsk Arena is one of Europe's biggest high-tech cultural and sports facilities, a fine specimen of Belarus' contemporary architecture
In May 2014 Minsk Arena hosted the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Themultipurposecenter comprises:
The many buildings and monuments of historical and cultural interest in the Minsk region include:
The Dudutki Museum of 19th-century Life is a popular tourist attraction in the region.
Antique historian Herodotus (fifth century B.C.) wrote about the forest. It was also mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle (in 983). In the late fourteenth century, Duke Yagailo of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania declared the forest a protected area and prohibited hunting there. The ancient forest has been protected for almost 600 years. There are nearly 2,000 giant trees in the BelovezhskayaPushcha, some of them pre-dating Columbus' discovery of America. The BelovezhskayaPushcha has since been added into the UNESCO World Heritage List.