Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary

This cathedral was built in Baroque style for the Jesuit order in 1700–1710. Its interior was decorated with luxurious frescos and wooden figures of the apostles. During World War II the cathedral suffered a great damage, was modified beyond recognition and rebuilt. The cathedral was returned to the church in 1993 only. In the decade […]

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Minsk City Hall

The city hall appeared in the city as soon as it acquired the Magdeburg rights. During the 19th century it hosted a court, the police, a detention room, an archive, and the city theatre. In 1857 the city hall was destroyed following an order by Russian Emperor Nicholas I. In 2004 Minsk City Hall was rebuilt […]

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Liberty Square

In medieval times, the Upper Town was the place where the market was located, surrounded by the major Orthodox, Catholic, and Uniate cathedrals. The first buildings in the square were constructed in the 17th century, and its architectural image was formed by Renaissance and Baroque style. By early 19th century the square gained its final appearance. Such […]

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Trinity Suburb

Trinity Suburb is a picturesque and unique corner of old Minsk, one of the places most favoured by Minsk citizens and guests of the capital. Numerous museums, exhibition halls, and cultural institutions are located in the suburb and near it. Even the interior of bookstalls, cafes, and certain shops carries the spirit of the centuries […]

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Minsk-Arena

Minsk-Arena a multipurpose cultural and sports complex is one of the most contemporary buildings in the country intended for holding international sports, cultural, and entertainment events. Minsk-Arena has also taken the leading position among all KHL venues, and is one of the largest in Europe in terms of capacity.

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National Library

The building of the National Library of Belarus is located in Minsk’s major thoroughfare, Nezavisimosti Avenue. A statue of Francysk Skaryna, the first book printer in Belarus, stands in front of the library in a small square. The building hosts a Book Museum. There is a viewing site on the library’s roof with a panoramic […]

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