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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. To visit Church of Saints Simon and Helena and other attractions in Minsk, use our Minsk itinerary planner.
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  • Good interesting place. Against the background of the fact that the Bowl is not so many places that you can watch recommend not to pass by.
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  • Be sure to visit. One of the most beautiful churches I saw. Spacious, beautiful and spiritually!
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  • The beautiful red bricks are the outside attraction that draws your attention. The Red Church was built from 1905 to 1910 in Romanesque style. It.survived WWI and WWII. We visited the church during th...  more »
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  • If you visit Minsk you cannot miss this church. Very uncommon architecture for Belarus. It is situated in the very centre of the town, worth a quick visit
  • Amazing architecture and location. Services held in Polish, Belarussian and Russian language. Roman Catholic Church.
  • We will be in Minks on July 5, 2015 and would like to attend the Sunday Mass in this church since it's the closest church from our hotel. Could someone let us know the mass schedule on July 5? Thanks, HQ
  • May God bless those that worked hard for this wonderful church to be here.
  • Very sad to see the church in the state. The car park runs to the wall edges of the church. Go see it before it's gone!