Independence Square, Minsk, Minsk

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Walk among many important government buildings at Independence Square, Minsk, a typical Soviet square. Notice the famous three storks on top of the largest of several glass domes that dominate the square. The three storks symbolize the city’s independence, and the domes cover an underground shopping center. As part of the square, formerly known as Lenin Square, you'll find two state universities, a luxurious hotel, the main post office, and a famous red church. The square is part of the main city avenue, which is included in the World Heritage Tentative List. Watch for the large bust of Lenin in front of the parliament building. Independence Square, Minsk is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Minsk Edition.
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  • The central square of the city, built in 1933. There is a lot of free space, a monument to Lenin and a hotel in Minsk, and an underground shopping center is located under it. Time seems to have frozen... I found myself in the USSR again :)
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  • Recommend. Minsk public spaces and buildings are from another time. Mainly empty now, which is good compared to the crowds of many Eastern European cities.  more »
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