Independence Square, Minsk, Minsk

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Walk among many important government buildings at Independence Square, Minsk, a typical Soviet square. Notice the famous three storks on top of the largest of several glass domes that dominate the square. The three storks symbolize the city’s independence, and the domes cover an underground shopping center. As part of the square, formerly known as Lenin Square, you'll find two state universities, a luxurious hotel, the main post office, and a famous red church. The square is part of the main city avenue, which is included in the World Heritage Tentative List. Watch for the large bust of Lenin in front of the parliament building. Independence Square, Minsk is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Minsk Edition.
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  • Statue of Lenin is almost broken in the CIS area had been moved to the middle of nowhere so far, so I have no time right in the middle of the city did not. Minsk is the exception, and the statue of Lenin is still placed in front of the Government building. Also has a unique style, such as statues of Lenin of the normal left hand up, something tells you there is a which addressed this statue is what. Large department stores and in the basement, where you can buy souvenirs.
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  • Area reminiscent of the Soviet past,.. Spacious and almost deserted. Underground shopping mall, is also quite modest (after Moscow shopping center). But the overall impression is pleasant. Liked the stores with really good clothes. Sorry, that was not ready for shopping. In General, as well as the entire city area clean, cozy, without pathos and tinsel
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  • Minsk becomes similar to Europe, clean tidy and safe. Not the person developed roadside business, or rather is not developed at all, but it doesn't hurt to love the city.
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  • Is a must visit. Huge buildings, and a beautiful Catholic church plus an amazing mall just under.
  • Nice big shopping center with good cafes for lunch. Tho toilets are few and hard to find.
  • Impressive square with lots of very large Stalinist buildings a a massive statue of Lennin.
  • Quite interesting place with characteristic architecture.
  • Remarkable square ... really wonderful place to enjoy the atmosphere in the heart of Minsk ... there is underground mall with 3 floor under the square
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