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City Hall (Ratusha), Vitebsk

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Learn about regional history by exploring archaeological remains, numismatics, ancient weapons, and Masonic items in the Local Lore Museum at City Hall (Ratusha). The building itself has a colorful history--it served as a watchtower, a court, and a bank. It also hosted the city administrative board. Enter the foyer and see a 2 m (6.5 ft) tall bronze coat of arms of Vitebsk--placed as a memorial to partisans who were hanged in front of the hall during World War II. The museum features nearly 200,000 artifacts. Look for a 13th-century birch-bark letter, a 17th-century silver knight’s belt, and 19th-century weapons from the Napoleonic Wars. Plan to visit City Hall (Ratusha) during your Vitebsk vacation using our convenient Vitebsk driving holiday app.
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  • The city hall or Ratusha, is in the lovely old central and historic part of Vitebsk. We decided to start our self-organised, 2 day, tour of Vitebsk from here, because it has a great view over the... 
    The city hall or Ratusha, is in the lovely old central and historic part of Vitebsk. We decided to start our self-organised, 2 day, tour of Vitebsk from here, because it has a great view over the...  more »
  • Museum was good, with a variety of exhibits from different eras in the city's history. felt a bit over-controlled, with staff checking tickets in every room and directing which order to view the... 
    Museum was good, with a variety of exhibits from different eras in the city's history. felt a bit over-controlled, with staff checking tickets in every room and directing which order to view the...  more »

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