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Independence Square, Minsk, Minsk

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Using our international travel planner, Minsk attractions like Independence Square, Minsk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • Welcome to Metropolis a trip into the Retro Future a must see for visitors the architecture people and the wide plazas. Bring your camera . A field trip for adults. D Nicholas Lyras – London foreign p...  more »
  • We walked through the square a couple of times, first on our way to the Red Church. It's a pleasant place to rest for a moment or let the kids run around.  more »
  • The square is certainly impressive and with a big Lenin's statue guarding over it. For history buffs a golden selfie-opportunity. The best part, however, is under the square: there is a huge shopping ...  more »
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  • It's a big square. I guess Stalin would be proud. The very big Lenin statute is a nice, very communist touch. And there is a massive mall underneath
  • Very bare square, no much on it, no green glass. The buildings surrounding the square are the most beautiful of the area.
  • Place to visit while in Minsk. It has underground shopping mall with lots of local souvenir stores.
  • Massive and impressive square, especially for lovers of old CCCP
  • Ohh so nice place.