Building-up of square began to take shape in the XVII century, its architectural appearance was determined by the Renaissance and Baroque styles. By the beginning of the XIX century the area has found its final form. Many buildings were then rebuilt in the classical style byl architect Kramer.
At the turn of the XIX and XX centuries, some of the buildings in the area ??acquired features of eclectic and Art Nouveau styles. During the Second World War the area was almost entirely destroyed. Recently such structures as the Guest House, City Hall, the hotel “Europe”, renovated the interior of the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary are restored . Soon minskers would be able to see the area almost the same as it was about 100 years ago.
Minsk City Hall is a symbol of the city government. It appeared in the city in connection with the acquisition of Magdeburg Law in Minsk including the 15 largest cities in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The first mention of a stone building of the Minsk City Hall belongs to 1583. Later it was rebuilt many times and changed its appearance. In the XIX century it was the court, the police guardhouse, archive, and City Theatre. In 1857 Hall was destroyed by order of Emperor Nicholas I.
On the reconstruction of the Minsk City Hall first began in 1980. For a long time various archaeological research were carried out, d many historical documents, graphic and pictorial images were analyzed. Approximately 15 years were needed for experts to prepare a draft restoration work. The project was very complex in execution, but all the same Town Hall was restored to its historic location. Its appearance is the same as at the beginning of the XIX century. Even the thickness of the walls, as before, is half-meter. Reconstructed and adjacent to Town Hall Square, now looks almost like it was 100 years ago. The restored Minsk city hall was inaugurated on November 4, 2004.