7 Best Things for you to do when you Are In Minsk Belarus
The capital city of Belarus is one of the biggest cities with more than 2 million inhabitants and things for you to see. This is a place that is not just green but is also surrounded by parks next to the Svislotch River. The architecture of this city is greatly affected by the devastating Second World War, followed by the city being built again from the scratch after the war. So if you are among those individuals who would be starting their journey from the central railway station then you can go ahead and make the first part on the foot. Given below are the seven best things for you to do when you are in Minsk Belarus this 2018.
Island of Tears: The Island of tears is a small and peaceful island that is located in the middle of the city. This is a place with a tall, and chapel like symbolic monument being created in order to commemorate the Belorussian soldiers who died in the war that the Soviet Union fought in Afghanistan.There is a small bridge that also separates it from the main island and is a place that is situated in the middle of the park. So while you are in Minsk Belarus do make sure that you have visited this place in order to have your trip completed.
Walk the central part of Nezavisimosti Avenue: This is a place that has suffered a lot during the Second World War where 80% of the buildings were destroyed in Minsk. A complete new city was built after the Second World War. This was a place that was rebuilt in the grand Stalin empire style followed by wide boulevards that have been lined up with the ornate imperial grandeur building. The entire architectural style for this building was deprived from the French empire life style of the Napoleon Bonaparte. While you are here, you can begin walking from theNezavisimosti Avenue to the Red Church to Pobedy (Victory) Square and see the Government House, City Council, KGB Headquarters, Post Office, ‘GUM’ the department store, Palace of the Republic, House of Officers, and the Residence of the President etc.
Victory Square: This is a place that is generally believed to be located in the center of Minsk and at the intersection of independence Avenue and streets zakharova. And within the area of the installed granite obelisk that is 38 meters high, this is a place that is topped with three meter image of the victory square. This monument has an internal flame in its feet that has been burning since 1954, and when it was in the round shape.
Visit the Upper Town: The rich and famous inhabitants of the city had all their houses located in the upper town, since the middle of 16thcentury. This place is generally believed to be the central part of the Minsk with so much that you will actually get to see. This place has been successful in getting new highlights to your attention. So while you are in Minsk Belarus do make sure that you have visited this place in order to have your trip completed.
Visit to the Sts. Simon and Helena Church: The Red church which is also known as the Sts. Simon and Helena Church is generally known to be the symbol of Minsk. The official name of this church is very rare and cannot be found anywhere. The reason behind this is that this was a church that was built with a purpose of commemorate the premature death of the two young children Simon and Helena Wojnilowicz, who belonged to the Belarusian aristocratic family. It is known as red church because of the red brick walls.
Trinity Hill: The Trinity Hill is generally believed to be located on the banks of Svislash, the Trinity Hill is one of the oldest surviving district of Minsk with beautiful 19th century house and charming views of the city. It is also believed to be a calm place watching in sun set and taking a pleasant stroll. So while you are in Minsk Belarus do make sure that you have visited this place in order to have your trip completed.
National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus: The National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus is a place that is generally believed to be located in the park of the Trinity Banlieu and began having performances in the year 1933. This theatre is a perfect example for the pre –war soviet constructivism having the status of an architectural monument of national importance. These days this place is believed to be having more than 240 performances in a year. So while you are in Minsk Belarus do make sure that you have visited this place in order to have your trip completed.
National Library of Belarus: National Library of Belarus is generally believed to be the architectural symbol that is featuring the stunning form and the eye catching led display that continues to shine in the night even today. This is a place that stands 74 meters (242 meters) tall with 23 floors and a capacity to store over 14 million books. While you visit this place you will also get to see that on top of this place there is an open air observation where you will actually get to see the best view of the city.So while you are in Minsk Belarus do make sure that you have visited this place in order to have your trip completed.
These were just a few but there are a lot more to go. So what other places would you like to add to the blog post above. Have you visited any of the above mentioned places? How has the experience turned out to be? Do share your experiences in the comments section given below. We will be happy to hear from you.
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