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Church of Sts. Simon & Helena
ul. Sovetskaya 15 (ул. Советская, 15)
Known in the local vernacular as the Red Church, the city’s best-known Catholic building was constructed between 1908 and 1910 on the orders of a...
Aleksander Nevsky Church
ul. Kozlova 11 (ул. Козлова, 11)
Built inside the grounds of the city’s Military Cemetery to commemorate victory in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and completed in 1898, this...
Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul
ul. Rakovskaya 4 (ул. Раковская, 4)
Built in 1613, the so-called Yellow Church is the oldest surviving religious building in Minsk. Although Orthodox, it was looted in 1707 by Peter the...
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
ul. Kirilla i Mefodiya 3 (ул. Кирилла и Мефодия, 3)
One of the most instantly recognisable symbols of Minsk is this magnificent, gleaming, two-towered Orthodox cathedral in the heart of the city....
Holy Martyr Grand Princess Elizabeth Convent
ul. Vygotskogo 6, (ул. Выготского, 6)
Named after the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia (1864-1918), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria who was arrested and thrown down a...
Maria Magdalena Church
ul. Kiselyova 42 (ул. Киселева, 42)
Founded in 1847, this lovely little church with a fine octagonal bell tower and splendid dome was built on the site of an earlier wooden structure....
Svobody pl. 9 (пл. Свободы, 9)
This Catholic cathedral survived the ravages of both world wars but in the 1950s lost its two towers when it received a thorough Soviet makeover. The...
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