During a sightseeing excursion of the capital of Belarus, the guide will tell you that the city that was badly damaged during World War II literally rose from the ashes like Phoenix. Nevertheless, Minsk still has several ancient monuments - the St. Joseph church, the town hall, Gostiny Dvor, the Vankovichi estate, etc.: to see them, you should go on an excursion to the Upper Town, a favorite place for Minsk residents and tourists. Newer sights of the city are no less interesting:
- Independence Square with the Government House, the Minsk Hotel and the famous Red Church;
- The National Library famous for its unique futuristic building;
- Gates of Minsk - two 11-storey buildings in the Stalin Empire style;
- Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater;
- Palace of the Republic;
memorial on the Island of Tears.
Trinity Suburb with its picturesque houses, art galleries and shops deserves a separate tour; 1001guide advises those who are interested in traditions and folk culture to go to the "Dudutki" ethnographic museum.