In every big city there are special places. There are places that are visited to be known as fashionable; there are places that give the right to be called a cultural person; but there are those in which come at the call of the soul and the heart, those in which you begin to understand that the beautiful and the delightful is very near. For 76 years in Minsk there is a place where people come to enjoy the picturesque splendor. And this place is the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. There are more than thirty thousand works in the exposition, branches and depositories of this museum, which form twenty different collections and make up two main museum collections: a collection of national art and a collection of art monuments of countries and peoples of the world.