The Church of Saints Simon and Helena (Belarusian: Касьцёл сьвятых Сымона і Алены) (Polish: Kościół św. Szymona i św. Heleny w Mińsku), also known as the Red Church (Belarusian: Чырвоны касьцёл) (Polish: Czerwony Kościół), is a Roman Catholic church on Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus.
This neo-Romanesque church was designed by Polish architects Tomasz Pajzderski and Władysław Marconi. The cornerstone was laid in 1905 and the church was completed in 1910. The bricks for its walls were sourced from Częstochowa, whilst the roof tiles came from Włocławek. Its construction was financed by Edward Woyniłłowicz (1847-1928), a prominent Belarusian-Polish landowner, businessman and civic activist. The church was named and consecrated in memory of Woyniłłowicz's two deceased children, Szymon and Helena.
Christian Carle | Feb 16, 2018
Well kept church. One of the few buildings that survived the war.
Stef van Schijndel | Jul 24, 2017
Unusual church. It's a nice picture. Interesting paintings downstairs.
John Quandt | Jul 5, 2017
Church is beautiful. Was there for a Vivialdi concert, which was poorly organized, but the church itself was beautiful.
Balwinder Kumar | Dec 23, 2017
Great place to visit
Roberto Ragazzo | Dec 26, 2017
Keluarga Pelancong | Apr 3, 2018
Charming, it has many visitors.
Alaina Rydzewski | Jul 3, 2018
Church located in Lenin square. Impressive.
Changsoo Kim | Jul 22, 2018
Good to see old historic church
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