We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Church of Saints Simon and Helena

Sovetskaya 15, Minsk 220030, Belarus
+375 17 200-44-15
Review Highlights
Interesting, worth a visit

Different than other churches. It is also called the red church and it has an interesting history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens, Greece
via mobile
Distinctive red-brick Catholic church

This famous Catholic red-brick church stands just off Independence Square and it contrasts with the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Read all 786 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Sovetskaya 15, Minsk 220030, Belarus
+375 17 200-44-15
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (786)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Different than other churches. It is also called the red church and it has an interesting history of why/how it was built.

Thank nat2509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This famous Catholic red-brick church stands just off Independence Square and it contrasts with the concrete and austere 1960s Soviet architecture that surrounds it. This must explain its fame and popularity. While its interior (free admission but check if there is a mass going on...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It's pretty and definitely stands out among the other more Soviet looking architecture in the square but it is not the most magnificent Church I have ever seen. The location is great so if you are on the square I would recommend taking a quick...More

Thank Wroclad
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great location to snap nice photos and also enjoy a bif of history. The church is located off the independence square and is easiyl accessible. There are plenty of cafe's and underground shopping centre as well.

Thank ruslank88
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Lovely Red Church to visit, restored interior very pretty very impressive church. very peaceful calm place

Thank Lutchmee M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My older children and I made it a point to travel to this church after reading about it. It was very nice and there was Saturday mass going on at the time we were there. Many church's I've been to in Eastern Europe are more...More

Thank OldLawHog
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Passed it on the street looking for a bar...Wow, that sounds hallow. (Perhaps I shudda stepped inside the church and go for the Hollow instead..?)

Thank Kjetil W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Superb church to visit, very beautiful architecture and very specific all red brick, to visit exceptional place

Thank bernard175
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is worth a short visit for the loveliness of its restored interior, and it's unusual red brick exterior. My favourite bit, however, was a dynamic stylised bronze sculpture of St.Michael slaying the dragon of evil; it had real flare. It's found outside the church...More

Thank D U
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The church stands out for it's strong red colour and impressive architecture, very different from the surrounding buildings. Do take a quick look inside, or stay for longer for a rest and enjoy the beauty. The church is centrally located, you won't be able to...More

Thank lmsk2014
Nearby Restaurants
Grunwald Cafe
222 reviews
.44 km away
Milano Cafe
84 reviews
.35 km away
Cafe De Paris
120 reviews
.41 km away
The Pub
135 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Independence Square, Minsk
383 reviews
.03 km away
Minsk Gates
180 reviews
.60 km away
Minsk Railway station
113 reviews
.62 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Church of Saints Simon and Helena staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines