About 1,700,000 people call Minsk in Belarus home.
From Minsk, Vilnius, Lithuania is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the northwest from here while Kaunas, Lithuania is about 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the northwest.
A couple of the more attractive squares in the local area include Victory Square and Yakub Kolas Square. Here, you can discover the day-to-day lifestyle in Minsk.
Gorky Park and Chelyuskinites Park are great, green choices when you need to relax and soak up the sunshine. Have a picnic, take in the scenery or simply soak up the sun at these two great parks in Minsk.
Some of the most viewed historical attractions in and around Minsk are the places of worship that have faithfully stood here for many years. Learn about the history of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and the Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary as you admire the old structures.
The Museum of the Great Patriotic War is a great place to go to discover Minsk’s compelling history. Walk through the center’s silent hallways and view the centuries-old artifacts on display.
If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, explore the various stores that are part of the Komarovski Market. This is a bustling attraction filled with interesting fashion, quirky accessories and fresh food venues.
No mater how many fabulous sights you’ve managed to squeeze into your schedule; no holiday to this city is complete without paying a visit to the Island of Tears and the Church of Saints Simon and Helena.