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A very large Lenin, soviet architecture from a number of ages and styles, a cathedral and an... read more

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jim m
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Spacious and very clean square

Spacious and very clean square located near many historical buildings.Discover it during... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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Independence Square, Minsk 223050, Belarus
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Reviewed today

A very large Lenin, soviet architecture from a number of ages and styles, a cathedral and an underground shopping mall all within a striking historic square - what's not to admire?

Thank jim m
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Spacious and very clean square located near many historical buildings.Discover it during exploration in the area and if there is good weather is nice spot for a break.Very impressive the huge Lenin's statue!

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Government House in this square is such a perfect example of Constructivist influenced architecture of the pre-Stalin era. It is like walking into a photograph, really stunning. The grounds are nice to sit down in to catch your breath, and there is a very large...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Earlier Lenin Square, a huge square in the city centre . You also see the red church from here. Easy to reach from everywhere.

Thank Trondoc
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Independence Square is your traditional Soviet Square. The church is very nice and it’s a great place to people watch

Thank paulj6574
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Where does one even start to describe or digest the post-WW2 architecture in Minsk? It seems after the war finished the destroyed city became the ultimate example in Soviet monumentalism. Huge public squares, wide boulevards and with Independence Square, a Stalinist post-WW2 form of classicism...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Typical Soviet style building in the heart of Minsk. You cannot visit the Party Building inside, but it is nice to go around on the square and take some photos.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

According to books and previous reviews it wasn’t allowed to take pics to Lenin monument as there is an official building behind. Things have changed and nowadays you can take as many pics as you want to both!

Thank jon_alfa
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Worth a visit for the typical Soviet architecture, Lenin statue and the Saint Simon and Saint Helena Church. Shopping lovers will find a mall below street level.

Thank cinbkk
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Sterile and austere, this vast expanse of concrete is dominated by the uninspiring and proletarian Belarusian Government Building. A statue of Lenin sits in front of it. The square was created in Soviet times as Minsk's main ceremonial venue for events such as military parades,...More

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