National Art Museum of Belarus

National Art Museum holding the largest collection of Belarusian and foreign pieces of art in the country is located in the centre of Minsk. The museum’s exposition and deposits consist of more than thirty thousand works forming twenty miscellaneous collections and comprising two main representative ones: the one of national art and the other of […]

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The Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus

The theatre’s building is a classic example of the Soviet pre-war constructivism, and has the status of a national architectural monument. The square around the theatre was named after the Paris Commune of 1871. More than 20 thousand performances have been played and more than 200 premieres have taken place during the theatre’s history.

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Victory Museum and Park Complex

Victory Museum and Park Complex was opened in 1945 in honour of victory in the Great Patriotic War and is located in Minsk on the bank of Lake Komsomolskoe. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War History is the park’s architectural landmark. Its expositions were designed using modern multimedia technologies. Visitors can use infokiosks installed […]

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Independence Square

Independence Square is the largest square in Minsk. Its construction started in the early 1930s. At that time, it was the main square of the capital and was named after Lenin. Its underground part houses a three-level shopping and entertainment centre with a parking. The ground-level pedestrian area is decorated with a fountain, sculptural compositions, […]

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Belarusian State Circus

The Belarusian Circus is distinguished in many ways: it is the only circus in the world located in the centre of the capital and in the central street, the first stone building of a stationary circus in the USSR built after the revolution of 1917. The building is fit for any type of circus show, […]

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Railway Station Square

Today Minsk Railway Station is one of the capital’s architectural landmarks. This tremendous railway station complex will capture anyone’s attention due to its outstanding architectural style. Opposite the station there are 11-storey twin towers. This group of buildings reminding of medieval castles’ defensive towers was named “the City Gate”. The walls are richly decorated with […]

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Victory Square

Victory Square is one of the capital’s most solemn squares. A monument 38 meters high, thematic bronze alto-rilievos, bronze wreaths symbolizing 4 fronts which participated in the defence of Belarus, and the Eternal Flame – all this creates a special, majestic atmosphere.

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Church of Saints Simon and Helena

The Church of Saints Simon and Helena often called the Red Church is the most famous Catholic church in Minsk. It was founded in 1905, and its construction was funded by nobleman Edward Woynilowicz in the memory of his two children who died at an early age. In 1932 the church was closed and housed […]

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Holy Spirit Cathedral

The building of the cathedral was once part of a Bernardine convent founded in 1633. A miraculous icon of Minsk Mother of God, who is considered to be the city’s heavenly intercessor, is kept at the cathedral. The cathedral is also home to the relics of Saint Sophia Slutskaya who spent her whole life struggling […]

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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

The cathedral was founded in 1612 at the expense of the richest Orthodox citizens and nobility of Minsk province. During wars and religious conflicts the church was used as a fortress on numerous occasions. This is why its walls are so thick and have loopholes in them, and the windows are so high above the […]

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