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Church of Saints Simon and Helena

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Address: Sovetskaya 15, Minsk 220030, Belarus
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+375 17 200-44-15

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A beautiful church with sad history

The church stands out for it's strong red colour and impressive architecture, very different from the surrounding buildings. Do take a quick look inside, or stay for longer for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The church stands out for it's strong red colour and impressive architecture, very different from the surrounding buildings. Do take a quick look inside, or stay for longer for a rest and enjoy the beauty. The church is centrally located, you won't be able to miss it.

Thank lmsk2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an impressive building with a sad, but interesting past. If you are in the area for work or tourism I would suggest taking a few minutes to have a look around. The inside of the church is beautiful.

Thank DanPenfold
Minsk, Belarus
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just look inside this magnificent building to feel the atmosphere of tranquility and pride seeing this beauty. If you want to hear the Belarusian language - just come in!

Thank WitchLily
Moscow, Russia
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located between Russia and Europe Belorussia has absorbed the features of both European and Russian cultures. I was surprised to see the church of such a design in the centre of Minsk, but found it welcoming, spacious, clean and curious to look inside

Thank 973elena
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358 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place with a beautiful story. It looks very pretty and very attractive inside out. You could walk in even even the service is going on.

Thank Yali L
Clarks Summit, PA
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right at the center of Minsk is this magnificent building. It appears to have been recently innovated. There are beautiful murals on the outside and the inside is very peaceful.

Thank spc354
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Known as the Red Church by the locals, is a beautiful red bricks roman Catholic church on Independence Square designed by polish architects. After a lot of troubles and difficulties in the past, now this charming neo-Romanesque building is used for its original purpose. It's an important centre of religious, cultural and social life in Minsk. Mass is celebrated in... More 

Thank Ana C
Moscow, Russia
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning church. The Red Bricks really standout against the other buildings. I have to go back on a sunny summer day to see the stained glass.

Thank Africache
Tampa, Florida, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The beautiful red bricks are the outside attraction that draws your attention. The Red Church was built from 1905 to 1910 in Romanesque style. It.survived WWI and WWII. We visited the church during the first week of Lent. The church was very crowded which gave us a wonderful opportunity to observe people who are very devoted to their faith. At... More 

Thank Jerry K
Минск, Беларусь
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A very unusial building of the beginning of the XX century surrounded by very formal and grey soviet architecture. According to the legend, an angel brought the image of the castle to the ill girl and she made a picture of it before her death... And the church looks really like a project of an angel. Very beautiful place.

Thank Dasha P

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