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Victory Square Tour

Victory Square Tour Packages
Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Segway Tours

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Victory Square is the place in Minsk where people come to honor the memory of millions of people who perished during the Second World War.

The one of the most important places in Belarus, Minsk Victory Square (ploshchad Pobedy) is dominated by the huge obelisk.

In 1954 the magnificent monument to the soldiers and partisans, to all the citizens of Belarus who died in the fight against fascism during the war was erected in the centre of the square. The obelisk is 38 meters high. It is faced with grey granite and it is crowned by the image of the Order of Victory. The four faces of the pedestal of the obelisk are decorated with bronze goreliefs. On both sides of the ceremonial site there are twelve bollards filled with the soil from hero-cities.

Around the base of the monument were placed four scenes engraved by Belarusian sculptors, depicting:

  • 9th May 1945 Victory Day
  • Partisans of Belarus
  • Glory to the fallen heroes
  • Soviet Army during the years of the Great Patriotic War

On 3rd July 1961 an eternal flame was lit at the base of the obelisk.

Many newly married couples stop off at the eternal flame to take a special wedding-day photograph.

You can find out more about the history of Minsk Victory Square and its role in Belarusian history in the museum under the square.

Around the square you can see beautiful examples of 1950s architecture.

The main entrance to famous Gorky Park is on Victory Square and the house-museum of The 1st Congress of the RSDLP (Russian Social Democratic Labour Party)

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