Best Free Things To Do In Minsk

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Best Free Things to do in Minsk

Want to just explore and have fun in Minsk without spending money? Check these activities and sights out

Check out our list of best cheap (but not quite free) things to see and do in Minsk too!

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Gorky Park

Gorky Park is a huge green park. There is a ferris wheel here, however it is open only during summer months. When it is open you can get some great views of the city. The park has a huge soviet style entrance, and a few statues inside it....

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Holy Spirit Cathedral

The Holy Spirit Cathedral (Belarusian: Кафедральны сабор Сашэсця Святога Духа) in Minsk, Belarus is dedicated to the Holy Spirit. It is the central cathedral of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. The cathed...

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Island of Tears

The Island of Tears is a tiny island that is accessible over a small bridge. In the middle of the island is a memorial commemorating Soviet soldiers from Belarus that died during their war with Afghanistan, from 1979 to 1989. There is a ...

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KGB Headquarters

After the end of the Soviet Union, most countries got rid of their KGB, or at least renamed it. However Belarus is often called the "Dictatorship of Europe", and what would a dictatorship be like without a secret intelligence agency like th...

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Minsk Hero City Obelisk

This is a huge obelisk, this one commemorates the fact that Minsk was declared a Hero City in 1978. A Hero City is a soviet title that was awarded to cities that showed heroism during WWII. It measures in at 38 meters. It is right in th...

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Monument to Fallen Jewish People

5,000 Jewish men, women and children were brought to this place and were killed on March 2nd 1942. This is a memorial to those people. It shows a line of people in a queue heading down a slope, towards their death. You can find it on the...

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Monument to Soldiers Tank

Close to October Square is a monument to soliders, in the form of a tank. It is next to the army palace....

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October Square

October Square is right in the middle of Minsk. In fact there is even a small granite pyramid in the middle of it, which indicates the exact center of the city. Something interesting to know about October Square is that when they were ex...

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The Red Church (Church of Saints Simon and Helena)

Another famous landmark, which is on one of the edges of Independence Square is the Red Church (or the "Church of Saints Simon and Helena" as it is properly named). It was designed by Polish architects. The chuch is named after the children...

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Victory Square

Victory Square (Belarusian: Пло́шча Перамо́гі, Russian: Пло́щадь Побе́ды) — square in the centre of the City of Minsk located at the crossing of Independence Avenue and Zakharau Street. The square is located...

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