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Nice architecture

It should keep you busy for a few minutes to look at the architecture and symmetrical structure of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cinbkk
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Bangkok, Thailand
If nearby take a photo--and then move on

These twin, 11-story high symmetrical buildings are just near the railway station overlooking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CJW913
,
De Pere, Wisconsin
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Kirova St., Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It should keep you busy for a few minutes to look at the architecture and symmetrical structure of the buildings, take some photos and move on. No need to get out of your way to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These twin, 11-story high symmetrical buildings are just near the railway station overlooking Railway Station Square. They were built in Empire style, which contains elements of Late Classicism, Baroque and Art Deco. One of the towers contains a huge clock, presumably the largest in Belarus....More

1  Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to see or say about the city gates. For the best view go to the train station, other wise pass..

Thank Brenton K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the gates look better from the distance-they are located opposite the main railway station, because when you are close the gates are not so big

Thank Piotr M
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Stayed here for one night at the SkyTower apartment in a pathfinder visit to Minsk.Our host Svetlana was very welcoming and obliging and only has the one property to let out thus guaranteeing you her personal attention. Do not be put off by the dark...More

Thank davagib
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

If you arrive in Minsk by train or bus, this will be one of the first sights you will see. Very impressive and easy to see how they have acquired the name "The Gates of Minsk"

Thank ivanparkin
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is a short stop for a few photos. It does have quite a few USSR details though if you wish to look more closely.

Thank Projectionist76
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Is something cannot be missed as it is just opposite to Minsk Central Station. The gates of Minsk are very striking with tall towers. Two identical buildings that form a kind of gateway to the rest of the city.

Thank ShavyB
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

They are the first thing you see if you arrive to Minsk by train. Big buildings, very Soviet-style. Nice, interesting. I haven't understood if it is possible to visit them.

Thank Thombly
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Two symmetrical high towers, near railway station and Galileo mall. Now famously called the gates of minsk.

Thank Nino G
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