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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two largest squares in Minsk are the Independence sq and this one. The October sq, named after the famous revolution is closer to the city center named Upper town. The sq is vast and pretty empty, dominated by two huge bldgs: the grey concrete columned...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed September 8, 2019

This is a very large square, and it is impressive due to its remarkable size. It is centrally located.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mark42139
Reviewed June 9, 2019

This is another large square in the centre of Minsk. Not too much of interest here, although the architecture of the Palace of the Republic and the Palace of Culture is interesting. There's also the zero kilometre marker to see here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Minsk has more than one square and each has its own interest. This one is not the most interesting but has its advantages. It is surrounded by buildings in different styles. This includes a soviet mock roman style in which the sculptural forms have moved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jim m
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Not much to see here, its just a big empty boring square. If you dont get a chance to see it, you havent missed much

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brenton K
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

There’s nothing to do here. There is one building with a nice socialist facade but I’d walk past it if you’re short on time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FritzKubrick
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Oktyabrskaya Square is in downtown Minsk. Impressive dimensions. Have been used for political reasons. Important government buildings at its sides.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Thombly
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Well, this is an impressive building. The area in front of the building is huge. I wont say you put this in your diary as a place to visit, rather when you are exploring the city, just pass by. There is nothing much to do...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank pg_trip_021
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Good photo opportunities because there are so few tourists walking around here. A vast empty square. Interesting contrast of buildings with the massive modern offices school and the neoclassical building on the side with columns and a frieze of statues. The are bars and restaurants...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Colin D
Reviewed October 3, 2017

No, it's not Tiannanmen but also very impressive and almost always empty, as if the people are afraid of walking on it. But then again, this city is so otherwordly quiet....

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jurgen B
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