Minsk City Tour
During the tour you will get an unforgettable immersion in the history of the city. Minsk was first mentioned in chronicles of the 11th century, and 950 years later, it’s still keeping its secrets and mysteries. Our guides will tell you interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus, will reveal the connection of times, and will move you to the era of the Minsk "Babylon".
You visit the Freedom Square - the historical center and the heart of the city. Here you can see the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Town Hall, the Gostiny Dvor, a complex of former Uniat monasteries, beautiful sculptural compositions. In the cathedral of the Holy Spirit you will have the opportunity to see the most valuable Orthodox shrine of Belarus - the oldest icon of the Minsk Mother of God.
On Independence Square you will visit one of the most beautiful churches of Belarus - the Church of Saints Simeon and Helena, you will see the Government House with Lenin's sculpture at the main entrance, former tenement houses, the Minsk City Hall, a fountain with three storks, and two universities.
The main and the most beautiful street of the city Independence Avenue, will amaze you by its many sights. Planned 215 years ago as a bypass road along the city, today it starts from the very center. Independence Avenue is an excellent example of a single architectural ensemble built in the Stalin Era style. Each building here fascinates Minsk citizens and guests alike. You will see the buildings of the KGB, the Central Post Office located in Nezavisimosty Avenue which remains one of the first achievements of post-war architects that rose above the ruins of the destroyed post-war city.
The Trinity Suburb will take us to the beginning of the 19th century. Today, it is a kind of open-air museum – colorful small houses and cozy courtyards. Very close to the suburbs is the Island of Courage and Sorrow - a monument to the Belarusian soldiers who perished in Afghanistan at the end of the last century.
What prevented Einstein from moving to Minsk? How much did people need to pay to get into the city? How did the German trophy become the "highlight" of the capital? What was and how was it? Where, when and why? You will find answers to these and many other questions during our trips. The adventure begins!
Tour duration – 2 hours
Price – 13 EUR
Interesting stories about the city that 99% of locals do not know