Church of Saints Simon and Helena, Minsk

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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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  • When in Minsk, take some time to visit this church and to thank God for the privilege of being alive and being lucky enough to be visiting Belarus. This is a truly special place to visit. Not for a... 
    When in Minsk, take some time to visit this church and to thank God for the privilege of being alive and being lucky enough to be visiting Belarus. This is a truly special place to visit. Not for a...  more »
  • The outside surface, brick is visually very pleasing but like most churches, it's the inside that really inspires. The main door is a massive, heavy affair with beautiful stained glass. The alter... 
    The outside surface, brick is visually very pleasing but like most churches, it's the inside that really inspires. The main door is a massive, heavy affair with beautiful stained glass. The alter...  more »
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  • Loved being there. Such a peaceful place
  • Small for the amount of people that go there for service

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