Minsk GatesCurrently Open
- Address: Vulica Kirava 2, Minsk, Belarus
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
Minsk’s central railway station is in the area that was formerly considered to be out of town. The town’s boundaries ended just a few metres away from the railway station, what is today known as the Minsk Gates. The gates are two 11-storey towers, on the corners of five-floor apartments, that were built in 1953 under the reconstruction plan. The buildings follow the construction norms of the Stalin Empire. One of the towers houses a 100-year-old clock that was won over from the Germans. This is one of the largest and heaviest clocks in Europe. The perimeter of each tower is decorated with four sculptures. Each of these symbolises a worker, a famer, an engineer, and a soldier. The towers were designed by the Russian architect, Boris Rubanenko. These structures have been printed on several postcards and stamps of Minsk.
Minsk Gates Travel Tips
- You may not get to see the buildings from inside as these are used for commercial purposes.
How to Reach Minsk Gates
- By Bus: Bus station Minsk, Metro Ploschad Lenina, Kirov Stop
- By Train: Minsk Central Railway Station
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30.04% of people who visit Minsk include Minsk Gates in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.2% of people start their Minsk Gates visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Minsk Gates
65% of people prefer walking in order to reach Minsk Gates