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Observation Deck

The open and indoor observation decks are located in the upper part of the National Library's high-rise book storage facility (entrance on the backside of the building).


Visitors can ascend the observation deck using the panorama elevator made by Finnish KONE Company. It has a transparent prism wall made of glass that gives an impression of a fly while lifting.


Thanks to a good landscape location of the Library, the Observation deck has become an attractive tourist object. The marvelous panorama of Minsk and the suburb at a height of over 73 meters is very impressive in any season. Photographing and filming are allowed.

The indoor observation deck on the 22nd floor is a hall in the form of a polyhedron.
There is the art gallery "Panorama" where art exhibitions and different events (ceremonies, presentations, business meetings) take place.
 virttur_1.jpg Visitors will be able not only to look at the capital from a bird's-eye view, but also to virtually see the sights of Minsk with the help of the Virtual Tour project developed immediately before the 2nd European Games.
The Graf Cafe Coffee Bar (22nd floor) has a cozy interior and offers aromatic brewed teas and coffee, desserts, hot dishes and snacks, as well as a wide range of beverages. You can also buy a souvenir in our shop. Enchanting view from the window, a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and Chillout & Lounge tunes are good for family holidays, romantic meetings and business negotiations.
It is possible to book tables or a hall for corporate and family holidays. The convenient location of the bar allows you to admire the panorama of the capital and its surroundings at an altitude of over 70 meters.
The coffee bar offers a 5% permanent discount for registered readers,
10% discount for the employees of the National Archive of the Republic of Belarus,
25% discount for the employees of the National Library of Belarus.
It is possible to book tables or the entire Cafe for corporate and family events, as well as weddings. At the service of visitors are dishes of any complexity, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere of the holiday.
Visitors can book tables or the whole room for corporate and family holidays, and also for wedding ceremonies.

December 31 is a clean-up day, the Library, the Fitness Centre and the Observation Deck are closed.
January 1 is a day-off, the Library and the Fitness Centre are closed, the Observation Deck operates from 2 pm to 11 pm.

Monday – Sunday: 12.00-23.00.
Last elevator ride at 22.30.
The ticket office is open from 15.00 to 22.30 (Technical breaks: 16.00–16.15, 18.00–18.15, 20.00–20.15)

Contact telephones: (+375 17) 293 29 66, 293 29 53.

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