Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Minsk

4.7
At Church of Saints Simon and Helena, you'll see two small towers representing the children of the church's patrons. A rich Belarusian family ordered the red church to be built after the premature death of their two children, Simon and Helena, in 1908. The large tower on the city's best-known Catholic building represents the parents' grief. Notice a bronze statue in front of the church depicting Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. During Soviet times the church served as a theater and a cinema. Do not miss a memorial composition of a Nagasaki bell next to the church. The bell is an exact replica of the original bell from Urakami Cathedral, which was destroyed during the nuclear bombing on August 9, 1945. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Church of Saints Simon and Helena and many more Minsk attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Minsk driving holiday website .
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  • This is a very cheesy Catholic church; Very unusual. Having seen them only from the outside leaves a better impression.
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  • The church itself is not very special, but what is special is that you can walk for free through the underground corridor system. What you need to pass is not very well signposted. We ended up in the kitchen, a place where we were kindly requested to leave. If you walk around, you will have walked an underground round. Very special.
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  • A wonderful church. It includes a shroud that is worthy of reflection, considering the resurrection of Jesus.
  • May God have mercy on us.. The Red church it is most stunning place.. However most unwelcoming...People just plane rude and not considering to the visitors.. It was my 3 rd visit... Let's just say..I will visit other churchrs and worship with nice people and make donation to the parich where God's is first and you can be part of big Universal catolic family.. This part of family has drama and Jesus Christ 🙏 is not First..happy Lent to everyone..
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