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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. Using our international travel planner, Minsk attractions like Independence Square, Minsk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In the center of the square there is an underground multi-level shopping centre "Stolitsa", reminiscent of the Moscow "okhotniy Ryad", where people are surprisingly swarming up to 11 pm. Generally, after 7 pm city is dying out in the streets, there is practically no people like the curfew, the area is blank and suitable for photography. A curfew here is voluntary. People work mostly to 16-17 hours and it is at that time accounted for rush hour. Area is required to visit, because you can make some decent shots, nice view and access to the Catholic Church of red brick, Lenin in an unusual posture (well where without it from nostal'girujushhego of socialism), modern subways with broken escalators, two buildings of universities (BHU and local PED) quite windy, but like everywhere in Central and clean. No homeless people and painted walls, even in crosswalks. Sur.
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  • A splinter of the Empire-area with facades from different types of institutions of the Parliament of Belarus and other bureaucratic organizations. Ornament-square Church. Plus shopping centre "Stolitsa" underground
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  • A large area of the Soviet type. Around the building. Except that the Red church stands out .... Nothing special to be honest. Can only nostalgic memories of BSU, when passing near ...
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