Walking tour of Minsk
Walking tour of Minsk
When visiting a new area, you always want to see and find out how it differs fr om yours and whether it is true what acquaintances tell about it and write on the Internet. Any tourist wants this. All cities in the world are different fr om each other. However, Minsk, like the whole of Belarus, is not included in the standard general wording: “All cities of the World”. This is a unique country, a unique city - one of the few that for almost a thousand years has been at the crossroads of different civilizations, at the crossroads of trade and military routes.
Minsk is the center of concentration of various cultural and political eras. Only here is the cultural and architectural heritage, since the times when Minsk desperately defended the borders of the Polotsk principality, grew in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, gave the world great scientists and educators as part of the Commonwealth and the Russian Empire. The friendly people, the Belarusian tolerance, known all over the world, has been reflected in culture, architecture and customs for centuries. Minsk will show how on one side of the square medieval Catholic and Orthodox churches can stand peacefully and calmly, and on the other - the formidable Stalinist Empire style and buildings with the most real socialist content in the spirit of communism.
During our excursion, you will learn what prompted Joseph Langbard the idea of the style of the Government House in Minsk, what Christian shrine the Church of Saints Simeon and Helena keeps, and what is the meaning of its architecture, and why a capsule with earth fr om the city of Alamagordo was laid next to its facade.
Mikhailovsky Square will tell us a few stories, and then we will learn the secret of the Minsk main post office and find out which building was built first after the Great Patriotic War on the main street of Minsk. There we will also learn what Steven Spielberg has to do with Minsk.
Ancient temples will tell us who the Jesuits, Basilians and Bernardines are, and the City Hall will tell us about Magdeburg Law. We will walk around the 19th century quarter and see the place wh ere the historical fortified center of Minsk is buried.
At the end of our excursion, we will visit the memorial complex "Island of Courage and Sorrow", wh ere we will find out who is mourned by the guardian angel at the Memorial Temple, wh ere the women, petrified with grief, are forever frozen.
Additional informationThe tour is for groups of 2 to 25 people.
Groups of minors are served with 1 accompanying adult for 10 minors.
Comfortable walking shoes are required.
Depending on weather conditions: comfortable clothing for the weather, an umbrella, sunscreen, a hat to avoid sunstroke, sunglasses, etc.