Map of the city of Vitebsk

City of Vitebsk

The administrative centre of the Vitebsk obtast The population is 373,000 people. Telephone code 8-0212 (2).

History

Founded in 974. First Vitebsk was within the Polotsk Principality, then as a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Situated on the cross-roads of trade ways, the city had commercial relations with Riga and the German cities. In 1597 the city was granted the Magdeburg Rights. In 1772 it formed a part of the Russian Empire.

Places of interest

There is a Regional Museum in the building of the former town hall, 12th Century Blagoveshchenskaya (Annunciation) Church, the Basilian Cloister (1743-1785), the Kazan Church (1760) and others. The outstand¬ing painter Marc Chagall was bom, lived and worked in Vitebsk (his house survived). Chagall’s art festivals, music festivals, including the great Inter¬national song festival «The Slavic Bazaar», are regularly held in Vitebsk.

Map of the city of Vitebsk 

Map of the city of Vitebsk

Map of the city of Vitebsk

 

Hotels

VITEBSK — Zamkovaya 5/2a Tel. 37-72-80,37-26-30, fax 36-95-36.
ERIDAN — Sovetskaya 21/17. Tel. 36-24-56, fax 36-24-56.
DVINA — Ilyinskogo 41/18. Tel. 36-27-73.

Restaurans

VITEBSK — Zamkovaya 5/2a. Tel. 36-06-23
ZELENA GURA — Frunze Av. 44. Tel. 4-11-88.
AURORA — Lenina 53. Tel. 36-54-62.
KAUNAS — Pobedy (Victory) Av. 8. Tel. 2-80-67.
SYABRINA — Brovky 5a. Tel. 1-99-48

Useful telephone numbers

 

Bus Station inquiry office 363-194
Railway Station inquiry office 364-333
Airport inquiry office 51-142
Air ticket information 53-307
Bus ticket booking 29-330
Railway ticket bookina 002
City telephone inquiries 09
Pharmacies information 29-509
Taxi 061
Telegrams by phone 006