Minsk Sightseeing Tour (in English)
Route: Svobody square - Pobediteley avenue - Troitskoe suburb - Oktyabrskaya square- Victory square - Yakub Kolas square - Independence Square - Privokzalnaya square
Minsk city tour: history and sights
During the excursion you will learn about the past and the present of the city. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire, The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Republic of Belarus — that is the way that Minsk has passed during its life. You will see the most valuable architectural monuments of the city: Cathedral Orthodox and Catholic Churches of the ХVII–XVIII centuries; St. Peter and St. Paul's Church of the beginning of ХVII century and the Red Church; the oldest street Nemiga which started its way fr om the Minsk castle, and the picturesque Upper Town.
The historic centre of Minsk — the Upper Town — attracts the visitors by its unique atmosphere of the past which is felt in its old buildings and on its narrow streets wh ere museums, cafes and restaurants, boutiques and sculptures are located. Magnificent architectural ensembles of the main squares and avenues of the city, monumental constructivist public buildings, parks and public gardens will burst upon your eyes. The tragedy of the citizens in the years of the World War II; modern Minsk of the ХХ–ХХI centuries — these points will also be in the picture of the excursion. Walking down the Trinity Suburb you will see different museums, cafes, taverns and gift shops.