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Independence Square, Minsk

Independence Square, Minsk 223050, Belarus
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Independence Square is the Center. The metro is Plosca Lenina. Underground is Stolitsa mall, lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Landmark location in Minsk

Well, this is what you'd visit the secluded semi-Soviet Belorussian Republic for, isn't it? Comrade... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Independence Square, Minsk 223050, Belarus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Independence Square is the Center. The metro is Plosca Lenina. Underground is Stolitsa mall, lots of stores. Outside is a huge area with government/university /church; Fountain, commemorating all the regions of Belarus; and Lenin statue. A must see. A little impersonal but required viewing. The...More

Thank ibobby02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, this is what you'd visit the secluded semi-Soviet Belorussian Republic for, isn't it? Comrade Lenin looking out over the large square, standing in front of some of the most typical Soviet-realism style buildings including all typical decorations, and everything is still intact, as if...More

Thank Importviking
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is the first place we visited in Minsk and immediately showed us the Russian influences and how bad the architecture is! There's also a status of Lenin that has pride of place in the square.

Thank jo l
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The square is a wonderful example of Soviet architecture at it's best. It is dominated by the statue of Vladimir Lenin, who has been removed from prominence in most other former republics. My son and I had read that taking pictures of the statue were...More

Thank gf1349
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to see some typical architecture from Soviet era, you would go on this place. Also on this square is the famous red church.

Thank Dino A
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's so big, and long! And Vladimir Lenin is there. The space is grandiose I must say. Pretty cool actually

Thank Larskjellis
Reviewed 28 July 2017

we went on a Saturday, it was raining on and off, we still enjoyed walking around and seeing many people doing the same

Thank kazem g
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Minsk is more Soviet than Moscow. Everywhere you look are neoclassical buildings and offices and no more so than around Independence Square where the centrepiece is an imposing statue of Vladimir Ilyanovich Lenin, the brains behind the 1917 Russian Revolution that swept the Bolsheviks in...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

It's a big nice and clean square with flowers and benches to sit and chill. Right below the square is an underground shopping mall. When the weather is too cold to stay outdoor, it's a good option to go underground... haha

Thank JustineLow
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit. There is Church of St. Simon and Helena which was built in 1910, Hirosima bell, State Pedagogical Institute building, Lenin sculpture and 3-levels underground shopping mall with food-court.

Thank bullterrierr
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