The city's main square is referred to universally by its Russian name, Oktyabrskaya pl (October Sq; in Belarusian, it's pl...
SS Peter & Paul Church
Off the vul Lenina overpass is the attractively restored 17th-century SS Peter & Paul Church, the city's oldest church (built in...
In lieu of any real remaining Old Town is Traetskae Pradmestse ('Trinity Suburb'), a pleasant – if tiny – re-creation of Minsk's pre-war...
This multilevel pub-style restaurant, right across from the ratusha (town hall), is packed with a raucous, fun-loving crowd at the...
A branch of the excellent pie shop.
Pl Svabody information
Between vul Internatsyanalnaya and the river is the charming pl Svabody, which contains the baroque, twin-towered Orthodox Holy Spirit Cathedral , built in 1642. Standing confidently on a small hill, it was once part of a Polish Bernardine convent, along with the former Bernardine Church next door, which now houses city archives. The white medieval Ratusha (town hall) is also on the square.