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Minsk Region

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Minsk Voblasć (Belarusian: Мінская вобласць) is a region in the central part of Belarus.

Neogothic Church of Saint Alex in Ivyanets

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Map of Minsk Region

  • 1 Minsk — the center of the region and the capital of the country. A city of fascinating Stalinist and late-Soviet architecture that also preserves a few monuments from the 17th-18th century.
  • 2 Barysaw — the second largest city of the region with numerous buildings from the 19th century.
  • 3 Budslau — a popular Catholic pilgrimage destination, home of the National Sanctuary of the Mother of God of Budslau.
  • 4 Ivyanets — a small town with a magnificent Catholic church from the 18th century, a neo-gothic church, and a wooden synagogue.
  • 5 Myadzyel — a gateway to the lakes of Narachansky National Park.
  • 6 Molodechno — an industrial city that used to be the center of a separate oblast until their number was reduced from 12 to 6 in 1960.
  • 7 Nesvizh — a historical town with a castle and a huge park from the 18th century.
  • 8 Slutsk — once home to weavers of expensive silk sashes, the town now boasts a museum dedicated to this 18th-century craft.
  • 9 Valozhyn — a town that is home to several nice monuments in the classical style from the early 19th century.
  • 10 Vileyka — a town with some fine churches and interesting old cemeteries.
  • 11 Zaslawye — an ancient picturesque town that preserves two original churches (late 16th and late 18th centuries) and the remains of old fortifications.
  • 12 Zhodzina — a town with several big and famous factories.

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  • 1 Khatyn' (Хатынь) — memorial complex on the spot of the village savagely burnt during World War II
  • 2 Narachansky National Park — a natural woodland reserve with lots of lakes in the northern part of the region
  • 3 Snou (Сноў) — a country estate from the early 19th century

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