Kamaroŭski Rynak


Market buffs should not miss Minsk's air-hangar-like main market, one of Minsk's collectivist masterpieces. It's a colourful smorgasbord of seasonal (and unseasonal) fruits and vegetables, breads and all manner of meat.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Minsk attractions

1. Palats Mastatsva (Art Palace)

0.65 MILES

Palats Mastatsva is a good place to see what's happening in Minsk contemporary-art circles, with several halls of rotating exhibitions, plus performance…

2. Pl Peramohi

0.77 MILES

Striking pl Peremohi is marked by an obelisk and an eternal flame (accessible from the underground passageway). Cyclists use this oval as a makeshift…

3. Former Residence of Lee Harvey Oswald

0.79 MILES

Just across the bridge over the Svislach River, on the west bank, is the former residence of Lee Harvey Oswald. The assassin of former US president John F…

4. Church of St Aleksandr Nevsky

0.87 MILES

This red-brick church was built in 1898, closed by the Bolsheviks, reopened by the Nazis, closed again by the Soviets and now it's open once more. It's…

5. Island of Courage & Sorrow

1.13 MILES

Standing on a small island connected to the Old Town by a walking bridge, this evocative Afghan war memorial is known colloquially as the Island of Tears…

6. Trinity Hill

1.17 MILES

Trinity Hill is a pleasant – if tiny – recreation of Minsk's pre-war buildings on a pretty bend of the river just a little north of the centre. It has a…

7. Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

1.31 MILES

Off the northern edge of pl Svabody is the baroque, twin-towered Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, built in 1642. It was once part of a Polish…

8. Kastrychnitskaya Pl

1.32 MILES

The city's main square is referred to universally by its Russian name, Oktyabrskaya Ploshchad (October Sq). Here you'll find the impressive, severe Palats…