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2 hours, Start: 12:00-17:00
The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special time brings magic to Minsk. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Minsk. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere, which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Minsk. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the central part of Nezavisimosti Avenue. What makes it so popular? What local products are must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Minsk.
Church of Saints Simon and Helena - Wikipedia
The Church of Saints Simon and Helena (Belarusian: Касцёл святых Сымона і Алены) (Polish: Kościół św. Szymona i św. Heleny w Mińsku), also known as the Red Church (Belarusian: Чырвоны касцёл) (Polish: Czerwony Kościół), is a Roman Catholic church on Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus. This neo-Romanesque church was designed by Polish architects Tomasz Pajzderski and Władysław Marconi. The cornerstone was laid in 1905 and the church was completed in 1910.
That part of Minsk became an Upper town in the 16th century, but people had begun to build their settlements here in the 12th century already. By the 16th century, Upper Town was inhabited mainly by the richest and the most influential inhabitants, who built their residences here. Until the late 18th century Upper Town was surrounded by an earthen rampart and was considered to be the center of Minsk. Up to the beginning of WW2, Upper Town was the center of creative and business life of Minsk.
Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск [mʲinsk], Russian: Минск) is the capital and the largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislach and the now subterranean Niamiha rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblasć) and Minsk District (rajon).
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