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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  • August 17, 2017
    It's so big, and long! And Vladimir Lenin is there. The space is grandiose I must say. Pretty cool actually  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    See the huge Palace of Lukashenka and leave this huge building, which may not be photographed, effect on you while you're being watched by 2 soldiers and 100 cameras. Exciting, ironic and funny at the same time.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Monumental buildings emphasize the elegance of a brick Church. Glass dome shopping mall soften the impression the strict former Soviet country Chief monument. Surrounded by benches nice fountain with the coats of arms of provincial capitals-nice place for vacation travelers, tourists and lovers.
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  • April 18, 2017
    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
  • June 12, 2017
    Very bare square, no much on it, no green glass. The buildings surrounding the square are the most beautiful of the area.
  • April 13, 2017
    Place to visit while in Minsk. It has underground shopping mall with lots of local souvenir stores.
  • March 29, 2017
    Ohh so nice place.
  • March 6, 2017
    Massive and impressive square, especially for lovers of old CCCP

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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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