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Gomel

Country
Belarus
State
Gomel Oblast
City
Gomel
Type of Location
Multiple
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By Air

Gomel Airport (IATA: GME, ICAO: UMGG) is an airport located 3 km north-east from Gomel, the second-largest city in Belarus.It was opened in 1968.Gomel airport is now mainly used for charter flights to Italy, Belgium, Spain and some other Western European countries, those flights are most often organised by Western European organisations that take children from Gomel and its region to West Europe with an eye to tourism.

By Train

The city is an important railroad hub in the southeastern part of Belarus being positioned midway on the Minsk-Kiev railroad link. Strategic location of Gomel near the border with Russia and Ukraine provides a direct connection to the vast railroad network.

By Trolleybus

Public transportation is represented by over 1,000 city buses and trolleybuses.Public transportation is generally inexpensive ($14 monthly).Over 210 million passenger rides were registered in 2006.

Key places to visit
Gomel Palace, Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Marc Chagall Museum, Lida Castle


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Places to Visit

Gomel Palace

The Rumyantsev-Paskevich Residence is the main place of historical importance in the city of Gomel, Belarus.The grounds of the residence stretch for 800 meters along the steep right bank of the Sozh River.An image of the residence is featured on the Belarusian 20,000-ruble bill.The park contains a modern statue of Count Nikolay Rumyantsev.The original marble statues of Euripides, Venus, Athena, Ares, Bacchus, and the Nymph were lost.It was only in 2006 that the replacement statues were put in place.The Paskevich art collection also boasted several paintings by Ivan Kramskoi, Marcin Zaleski, and January Suchodolski, as well as a marble bust of Count Rumyantsev by Antonio Canova.

Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List.It is an ancient woodland with unique wildlife and it has more species of animals and plants than any European woodland.The symbol of Belovezhy is a mighty wisent.The biggest population in the World dwells here. You can meet these animals during an excursion.One of unique and most visited museums in Belarus. Numerous exhibits (more than a thousand) are a vivid example of flora and fauna that you can not meet in the wild.

Marc Chagall Museum

One of the most famous people to come from Belarus is surrealist artist Marc Chagall.Today, the Marc Chagall Museum in Vitebsk, is one of the most visited museums in Belarus.The Marc Chagall Museum opened in 1992 and is one of the most interesting museums in Belarus with more than 300 original works of art including.It is about a 10-minute walk from Vitebsk railway station.Marc Chagall house the house where Chagall spent his childhood, now displaying documents and works of art detailing the artist’s life in the city.

Lida Castle

Was built in the early 14th century by Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania.Famously built on sand, Lida Castle has withstood 7 centuries of battles and occupations of the surrounding land. Lida Castle is similar in layout to another famous place in Belarus, Mir Castle. Boulder walls constructed in the early 14th century were later faced with red brick.The castle dominates the town of Lida, which was badly damaged in a fire in 1891. Stones from the south-western tower and parts of the western wall of the castle were used to repair fire-damaged houses.

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