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

An imposing square with remnants of a bygone era. With a number of official government buildings situated on the square, it is certainly an important place to visit whilst in Minsk. Also situated on the square is the “Red Church” which is also worth a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank j_travels_1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Independence Square is more like an open area to spend some time in the sun. Other than a huge Lenin Statue surrpounded by governement officials buildings there's not much to stop and admore here. However the underground market has lots to offer. Don't forget ot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Impressive Soviet architecture on all sides of this square. There's an underground shopping centre, plus a cathedral and government buildings. We were lucky that it was quiet in August 2018 when we visited, which made for some great photos. You can see the size of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheLush101
Reviewed 16 November 2018

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?

Date of experience: November 2018
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!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mariostoona
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WhoAteAllTheNames
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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