This red church is particularly conspicuous among the mainstream white buildings in Minsk. It has a beautiful shape and is close to the square. It is a must-see attraction for leisure visits. Especially when the setting sun goes down, it brings out more gorgeous colors.
Just went there and found that my information is different from other people's reviews. Believe that my information is more reliable, because it comes from local tour guides and local tourist service points. I hope Ctrip can check and correct the wrong information. Below is my version. The Red Church of Simon and Helena is telling a sad story: In 1910, a nobleman in Minsk built this red church for a pair of sons and daughters Simon and Helena who died at a young age. The two small towers on the left symbolize the lost children and the one on the right. The big tower symbolizes the sadness of parents. During the Soviet period, churches were banned, parents fled, children’s graves were destroyed, mother disappeared, and father died in a foreign land. It was not until Belarus became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991 that his father was able to bury his children (with only one grave) as his will.
When traveling in Europe, you must visit churches. Belarus is no exception, but this is not a traditional Orthodox church, but a Catholic church. Although they are all branches of Christianity, the churches are very different. The churches of St. Simon and Helen in Belarus are not the same. Big, still very solemn
This church, we Chinese students call it the "Red Church", because the outer wall of the church is red. The Red Church is located on the street of независмасти, directly opposite the exit of the subway station. There is a big square in front of the church. There is a big fountain in the middle of the square. On weekends and holidays, there are crowds of people and it is very lively. . Not to mention the inside of the church, the traditional European architectural style, the frescoes of the Baroque period, the old seats, highly recommended!
The red brick church that is rare in the local area is small and exquisite. Inside the church is pure white high walls. This church often appears on the commemorative postcards you buy. It is a classic landmark. There is a small square and a department store nearby.