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Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Minsk
(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Perhaps the most recognizable building in Minsk. Against the background of gray and dreary homes and buildings is the brightest. Free and accessible entrance. In the summertime, the kind of chic)
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  • In the church you can login to the Orthodox, but when visiting in the summer IT is ADVISABLE to wear the pants, not fatal, of course, if you're logged in shorts, nobody would drive everybody understands that the Catholic Church is one of the places visited by tourists, but still keep in mind.
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  • I really liked this church, its multiple towers, frescoes, sculpture nearby. I saw him and the day and night. In every time of the day has its charms. How light falls on the Church, from the start to burn light bulb and illuminate the frescoes are already different. Listened to here. Liked it, but not caused a storm of emotions, because it is hidden behind the walls, and the sound is not as powerful.
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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!