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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very beautiful church in the heart of the city. In addition to the overall beauty of the Church, especially impressed with the face of Jesus Christ. Of course, this is a copy of the shroud of Turin.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very beautiful place. Atmosphere, especially for Orthodox man. Catholic Church in Gothic style (Catholic Church). Dedicated to deceased children (2 Tower) and a large Tower symbolizes the mourning parents. Now functioning Church
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  • August 11, 2017
    One of the most vivid and memorable temples of Minsk. Unofficially, it is called "red Church" because it is entirely built from red brick. Built in a simple style peculiar to Northern Catholic cathedrals, you can call this architectural ensemble-Gothic style with elements of Art Nouveau. The Cathedral is built on the private funds of the Belarusian nobleman and obshhestvennika in memory of the tragic event in his family.   The building is in the heart of the city, near the House of the Government of the Republic, standing out for its diversity among other buildings. 
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  • July 5, 2017
    Church is beautiful. Was there for a Vivialdi concert, which was poorly organized, but the church itself was beautiful.
  • June 30, 2017
    Cuz nice and simple architecture
  • May 31, 2017
    A touch of color in an austere square
  • May 19, 2017
    Old and nice church.
  • October 5, 2016
    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

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