Monastery Bazilianok

In 1839 the monastery was abolished in 1843 became Orthodox. In 1977-92 years in temple housed a museum of atheism and religion. Since 1992 operates here Orthodox Holy Nativity of Our Lady convent. Orthodox wooden church was built in the 16th century on the high-end market in Minsk, now called Liberty Square. In 1617 next to the church was built Svyatoduhovsky male monastery. So in Minsk began to create great Uniate Basilian monastery that served as decoration of the city until the 19th century. Now there is a small probability that the city will return the lost in more or less its original form. Uniate monastery was closed in 1795, and the Holy Spirit church rebuilt in the Peter and Paul Orthodox Cathedral. In the men’s body located gymnasium. In 1835 it burned all, so that the building complex of the former completely lose its original appearance.

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Engels street

Building of streets underway since the beginning of the XVII century, when at the corner of (undeveloped) of the current street. The International (Epiphany and St. Peter and Paul), the Dominican monastery was built. The thickness of the walls of the monastery reached 3 meters. This is the first stone religious building in Minsk. At the beginning of the XIX century the monastery was closed. In 1926, taken under protection of the state, but destroyed during the war.

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Street Torgovaya

Lovers of walks in the picturesque corners of the old Minsk surely wander the quiet and green street of Commerce.
It is here, in one of the survivors of the century and now non-residential building reinforced with a sign saying “Here is the Upper Town, the historic center of Minsk XVI – XIX centuries – complex monument of architecture, urban planning, history, revolutionary and military glory. It is under state protection. “

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Underground passages (Liberty Square)

The main place in the Upper Town, which housed the administration and concentrated trade, was the modern Liberty Square. In the XVI century it was called the Upper Market, in the XIX century – the Cathedral Square, during the War of 1812, when the city was in the hands of the French – Napoleon area. And since 1917 it became known as Freedom Square.

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(RU) Купаловский парк

(RU) Расположен возле пересечений улиц Янки Купалы и проспекта Независимости, на правом берегу Свислочи. Парк возник после Великой Отечественной войны. Основная часть парка была основана в 1950 году. Главная аллея парка расположена по диагонали от пр. Независимости, где находится главный вход в парк, к изгибу Свислочи. На перекрестке главной и центральной аллей, в центре парка располагался фонтан.

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St Alexander Nevsky Church

Church of St. Alexander Nevsky is the only church in town, that almost completely preserved its original appearance. Consecrated on February 2, 1898. The place was chosen for the construction of a military cemetery, which was on the outskirts of Minsk, and was called wandered. Small-scale temple, rich architectural and decorative details, built in the tradition of Russian baroque church XVII – XVIII centuries.

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Church of St Roch

The existing church was consecrated in November of 1864, under the double title – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Roch, but after it has saved title of Most Holy Trinity.

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Home and Museum of 1st RSDLP Congress

In 1898 I n Minsk, the I Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) was held. This important historical event is dedicated to one of the oldest museums in the city – I House Party Congress. His first exhibition was opened in 1923. During the WWII museum-house was burned, in1948, the remaining documents on the house has been completely restored.

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Victory Square

Plostshad Pobedy (Victory Square). This square is often called the Round by Minsk dwellers. Officially, this name existed prior to 1954, before the erection of a monument of victory. The architectural ensemble of the square began to take shape in the late 30s XX cent. In 1939 the construction of two arc-shaped houses began, which ended in 1947. Turned to the city center, they now close the main, straight stretch of Independence Avenue. Victory Monument in honor of Soviet Army soldiers, partisans and underground fighters started to build in 1950. 38-meter high monument stands out for its artistic plastic, on which all of the major sculptors were working in Belarus. On the four sides of the obelisk there are thematic bronze high reliefs: May 9, 1945, Glory to the fallen heroes, the Soviet army during World War II, partisans in Belarus. At the foot of the monument there are bronze wreaths, which symbolize the four fronts, thet participated in the liberation of Belarus. Victory Monument was inaugurated on May 9, 1954. On the day of the 17th anniversary of liberation of Minsk, July 3, 1961, at the foot of the monument was lit an eternal flame.

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Park of Maxim Gorky

Central Children’s Park of Culture and Rest named after Maxim Gorky is situated in the center of Minsk near Victory Square. Located between the streets of Yanka Kupala, Frunze, Pervomayskaya and Independence Avenue (Pr. Nezavisimosti), and today covers an area of ??28 hectares

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