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“An interesting church with interesting history”

Church of Saints Simon and Helena
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$127.75*
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Individual Guided tour within Minsk city
Ranked #13 of 161 things to do in Minsk
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Now this does not look too good from the outside at the moment because of the fences around it and the building work. However one of the nicest things about it is the location where it resides, beside all of the Stalinistic buildings next door. In one way it looks so out of place (being red Polish brick rather than concrete), but in another it it looks just right because of the clash of styles and the history of the place.

The best is undoubtedly the inside. There are nice wooden stations of the cross around the building (carved pictures) and the drapes hanging down really catch the light from the coloured glass windows.

Ignore the building work outside and pop in for a few minutes to have a look around. I suspect that you will not be disappointed.

Thank ColinD1308
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The outside just stands out by its colour, the inside is bland and not interesting at all. Not worth going in.

1  Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

This church really stands out where it is, with its red facade and traditional architecture in the middle of Independence Square, which is completely packed with Soviet realism otherwise. And yet, it's not the most spectacular church of Minsk, even... I personally think the Holy Spirit Cathedral and Church of All Saints are a little more spectacular.

On the inside, its a church as you may expect one to see. Nice, but don't expect any miracles here. :)

Thank Importviking
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

part of individual walking tour. beautiful church with interesting history. especially with knowledgable guide as i had with vladimir from belarustours.

Thank dbbthurbin
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful architecture with gothic elements! Inside is absolutely fantastic view! Many decorations and some sculptures! Very amazing church!

Thank Happiness730941
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