Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Minsk

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At Church of Saints Simon and Helena, you'll see two small towers representing the children of the church's patrons. A rich Belarusian family ordered the red church to be built after the premature death of their two children, Simon and Helena, in 1908. The large tower on the city's best-known Catholic building represents the parents' grief. Notice a bronze statue in front of the church depicting Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. During Soviet times the church served as a theater and a cinema. Do not miss a memorial composition of a Nagasaki bell next to the church. The bell is an exact replica of the original bell from Urakami Cathedral, which was destroyed during the nuclear bombing on August 9, 1945. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Church of Saints Simon and Helena and many more Minsk attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Minsk driving holiday website .
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  • Outside is a beautiful, pity was under renovation and partially closed façade. Inside all cleanly, unlike Russian churches, there is nice. There are various prayers in the evenings. Recommend to visit.
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  • The Church is located in the very centre of Minsk! I will say that the peerless! We were here and with his wife five years ago, and one I walked around recently, walking in Minsk before hockey! In the church you can sit and listen to the organ music in General is a very quiet and peaceful place! It evokes the romance and want to think about good!
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  • Interesting to see that some churches were allowed to remain because of the red color and were lucky enough not to be converted into pool or simply demolished. According to our guide was this church in the true Soviet time (which still persists in White-Russia) a theatre/cinema.
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  • Church located in Lenin square. Impressive.
  • Well kept church. One of the few buildings that survived the war.
  • Unusual church. It's a nice picture. Interesting paintings downstairs.
  • Charming, it has many visitors.
  • Church is beautiful. Was there for a Vivialdi concert, which was poorly organized, but the church itself was beautiful.
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