Heading northeast from pl Nezalezhnastsi is the main part of pr Nezalezhnastsi and the bustling heart of Minsk, including the Soviet-era...
Bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky
On one side of Ploshcha Nezalezhnastsi is a long narrow park with a bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the KGB's predecessor (the...
Belarus National Museum of History & Culture
Most visitors leave here with their head spinning (Belarusian-only explanation panels don't help). It takes you on a journey into the...
The hippest cafés are the itsy-bitsy Stary Mensk and its teeny-weeny cousin, London. They both serve coffees and fresh teas, and whip up...
Bistro de Luxe
Housed in a pleasant light-bathed space with chandeliers, sleek brasserie-style furnishings and aspirational toilets, Bistro de Luxe has...
KGB Headquarters information
An entire block at No 17 is occupied by a yellow neoclassical building with an ominous, temple-like Corinthian portal - the KGB Headquarters .
This yellow neoclassical building occupies an entire block and its ominous, temple-like Corinthian portal looks down over Independence Square (ploshcha Nezalezhnastsi). On the opposite side of the street is a long, narrow park with a bust of terror-monger Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the KGB's predecessor, the Cheka.