Minsk has a fascinating history that goes back at least to the year 1067. The city has been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times and the last damage occurred during WWII. As a result most of the buildings in Minsk have been built after 1944. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War has28 rooms with artifacts and photographs showing what Minsk endured during WWII. The Belarus National Museum of History and Culture isanother large museum that thoroughly explains and depicts the long history and interesting culture of Minsk. In the city there are several large squares also including the Ploshcha Peramohi (Victory Square) and the Ploshcha Jakuba Kolasa. You can safely walk the city from your choice of budget hotels in Minsk. One small section of Old Town has been rebuilt in a way that recreates what life was like in the 17th and 18th centuries. Here you can find Victoria Na Zamkovoy Hotel in Minsk.