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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  • Another attraction of Minsk, which is certainly not missed. Worthwhile.
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  • Independence Square in Minsk is very reminiscent of the Soviet era, with grandiose Soviet style Stalinist Realist buildings, a sprawling vista, a still existing Lenin statue, an Orthodox church renova...  more »
  • What I like in Minsk this spaciousness, wide avenues and streets. Beautiful building, directly above the Metro station. little people that I like best in Minsk, clean and neat everywhere.
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  • Remarkable square ... really wonderful place to enjoy the atmosphere in the heart of Minsk ... there is underground mall with 3 floor under the square
  • There is free WiFi around so that's very convenient and nice.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful square in the middle of Minsk.

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The funky town of Minsk is flooded with cool hotels and chic apartments to rent, many of which can be quite luxurious. Renting an apartment is a great option--and if you are traveling with a group, you can keep the cost per person down. While bed and breakfasts and guesthouses are not quite as popular in this city, you can find affordable lodging at the nice but less expensive hotels that may sacrifice location or amenities. Most hotels and hostels will arrange to register you as a foreigner with the police. If you rent an apartment-style accommodation, make sure to check in advance whether or not your host will do so. Without registration, you can stay in Belarus for only five business days.
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