GRODNO, 11 April (BelTA) – Billboards with maps depicting tourist routes will be installed at the entrances to the Belarusian city of Grodno by the end of April, Yevgeny Arod, Deputy Head of the Department for Education, Sports and Tourism at Grodno City Hall, told BelTA on 11 April.
Special billboards with information about the key tourist routes in Grodno will be placed at all major entrances to the regional capital. On the billboards, there will be schematic maps for tourists. The signs will be installed at the city entrance from M6 Minsk-Grodno highway, in Gorkogo Street (Lithuania's direction), Indurskoye Highway and other entrances facing the Polish direction.
“Work continues to create content for the website grodnovisafree.by. The site provides information about the visa-free travel rules and has a detailed interactive map of the so-called visa-free area indicating all tourist attractions and facilities, including hotels, cafes, restaurants, and farmsteads. The website offers the most interesting routes, announcements about sports events and entertainments, and many other things. All the information is available in English, Polish, Russian and Lithuanian,” Yevgeny Arod said. He added that work continues to improve the functionality of the site.
Work is also underway to install information signs at the city's major landmarks. The signs shaped as music stands provide information in three languages about the tourist attraction, street, architectural site or ensemble, or offer some curious historical facts. In the central part of the city, one can find signs with the old names of the streets.
Grodno is gaining in popularity as a tourist destination. The recreation park Augustow Canal, Grodno and its surroundings have been part of one visa-free zone since 26 October. Foreign nationals are allowed to stay on the territory of the park and its surroundings for a period of up to five days. Some 9,000 foreigners from 36 countries have visited Grodno Oblast without a visa since 26 October.More about Society