Looking at the building of the city’s town hall, it is difficult to imagine that it is a novelty. The Town Hall, which guests of Minsk can see today, was built in 2004. The very first building of the city administration in this place was built back in the 19th century. In the middle of the 19th century, the old town hall was destroyed by order of Nicholas I. The city authorities decided to restore the historical monument several decades ago.
A bright monument of architecture of the beginning of the 19th century is the Pishchalauski Castle. It was built for one of the wealthy landlords. The castle is built in a pseudo-Gothic style and its outlines look very much like a medieval fortress. Over the years, the building witnessed many important historical events. In the first half of the 20th century, one of the strictest prisons in Europe was located within the castle walls.
An important religious monument is the Church of Saints Simeon and Helena, which many tourists know under the unofficial name Red Catholic Church. This temple is located in the center of Minsk. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century. The main building material for the erection of the temple was red bricks, which determines its unique appearance.