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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  • The place is really very touching. You can feel his energy. Mournful, strict, but also live. A wonderful singer! The acoustics are superb! But ... during mass, I personally did not have enough spirit, heat!
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  • A lovely church, but nothing special inside ! Currently under renovation if planning to see it from outside it could be a wasted trip !  more »
  • This church is lovely and well restored. It is really beautiful inside and there is a great model of the church inside  more »
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