Hotel Europe is a hotel with a long and authentic history. During its long life many famous people stayed here including Mark Shagal, Vladimir Mayakovsky and so on.
The Hotel’s history began in the early XIX century when Minsk was a part of the Russian Impire. Then at the corner of Gubernatorskaya Street and Sobornaya Square (today Lenin Street and Svoboda Square) a small hotel with no name was built. The hotel enjoyed a huge success among travelers and bohemia of Minsk, plus many artists of that time captured it on their paintings.
In 1884 the hotel turned into a 3-storey building. At the beginning of the XX century it was renovated in Modern Style which was typical for that period of architecture, got 6-storey and an impressive frontage design. At that time it was the highest building in Minsk and the largest hotel of the Northwestern Region. Hotel Europe offered 130 rooms with electricity, phones, bathtubs and hot water. There was a first-class restaurant with Romanian and Viennese girl bands, the first elevator in entire Minsk, hairdressing salon, Vilno Commercial Bank branch, a bookstore with the latest bestsellers, a library and various shops. The guests were picked up at the railway station by carriage or car.
Unfortunately, at the beginning of World War II Hotel Europe was completely destroyed. For more than 60 years nobody even thought about the restoration of this famous at its times and beautiful building in the heart of Minsk. In the early XXI century the hotel was remembered.
In 2004 Minsk City Administration decided to restore the hotel’s building turning it into a luxurious five-star hotel. The design project was based on the Modern Style of early XX century and almost completely repeated the look of the old Europe.
In 2007 the resurrected Hotel Europe opened its doors for you.