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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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  • Inside as beautiful and majestic, and outside. Although, some parts of the ceiling is already in need of restoration, so don't throw primenul a coin for the needs of the Church. Beautiful stained glass Windows. Quite a lot of visitors, despite the morning.
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  • It really is very red and beautiful. you can go inside and no matter what faith you. It is a church, but first and foremost a monument with an interesting history.
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  • Catholic Church of St. Simeon and St. Helen. "Red" Church. Built in 1905-1910, on the means of nobleman Edward Vainilovich and his wife, Olympia. Named for his insistence, names of St. Simeon and St. Helen. So they expressed sorrow about their bezuteshnuju early died of "Spanish" children: boy Simeon was 12 years old, and Elena a few days does not live up to its 19. The main portal is decorated with the family coat of arms Woyniłłowicz. Author of the project was the architect t. Pojazderskij from Warsaw. In the Church is very cozy. The truth is, cool and strong acoustics.
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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!