Minsk Sights and Landmarks Guide, Belarus
If you want to discover what’s with the Lenin statues and decided to visit the city of Minsk, Belarus, then you are just in the right place. Belarus has many tourist attractions and not all of them are the bits and pieces of the Soviet age. In Belarus, aside from the non-Lenin statues, you can find several exceptional museums and churches that usually feature the state’s history.
The Khatyn Memorial is one of the prehistoric sights in the city of Minsk, Belarus. Dated March 22, 1943, many traditional village and small homes situated on this area were burned as well as 149 people including the 75 children were murdered by the Germans troops. It is the memorial of Belarus from World War II. The area of the past village has become the Khatyn Memorial of World War II that was officially opened in 1969. The brick chimney is the only structure from the first homes that remained on this site that is now holding the bells. Josef Kaminski is the only man who survived in this village.
Mir Castle is the red brick that is presently being renovated, but its courtyard and sole tower was opened to some visitors. The place provide a pleasurable atmosphere and the nearby orthodox church, lake and village will give you more exciting sights.
The mount of Glory is a hill with four bayonets and was created from the parched earth of nine “Hero Towns” of the battlegrounds and USSR of the World War II in admiration of the Red soldiers. It was constructed on the site of the final combat in Belarus.
In addition to some prehistoric sights that can be found in Belarus, the Kuropaty was also built. It is known as the killing fields that were discovered in 1988. The historic facts showed that there are about 250,000 individuals from Baltic, Poland, and Belarus that were shot in the back by some Soviets between 1937 & 1941.
If you are looking for a place that is more peaceful and can keep you away from the masses, you can enjoy Belarusian nature that can be found in Narac Lake. It is recognized as Belarus’ largest lake. Most natives visit this place to fish and stay at the nearby sanatorium.
Many magnificent cathedrals and museums can also be found in Minsk, Belarus, it’s just that some of its historic tourist attractions are really hard to find.
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