Updated at 18:07,08-09-2017

The Times names Minsk among 30 great bargain city breaks for brits

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The Times names Minsk among 30 great bargain city breaks for brits
Bored by Paris and Rome? Then try a weekend getaway to Tallinn or Minsk for less than £250, the British newspaper writes.

Excellent choice!

The first reason in favor of a weekend in the Belarusian capital is that there are very few documental formalities now.

British citizens no longer need a visa to visit Belarus, the Times writes.

Minsk can lure tourists with futuristic architecture alongside Soviet-style tower blocks and murals and numerous postwar monuments.

Journalists advise travelers to book a ticket to the Opera and Ballet Theatre and praise local food:

The food is good too, with restaurants serving solyanka a spicy, sour Russian soup and gravy-dipped pancakes.

At night follow the locals towards the many German-style beer taverns.

As for the prices, a night in a modest hotel would cost about £33. Belarusian Airlines has returns from Gatwick from £150, the Times writes.

In the list Minsk neighbors Bulgarian Varna and Burgas, Italian Olbia and Modica, Bratislava, Malmo, Bucharest, Krakow and other European cities and towns.