Trinity suburb - scenic, architectural and historical corner of old Minsk, which is one of the favorite places of residents and visitors of Minsk. Suburb is located on the left bank of the Svisloch River.
This is one of the few districts in Minsk, where the buildings of the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries are preserved.
According to archeological data, the settlement of the Trinity suburb began in the 12th century. Already in the 15th century then was the Church of Holy Trinity that gave its name to this part of the town. In 1506, at the highest part of the suburb, the Catholic Church was raised. Nearby is a large sales area, but in the 17th century the Uniate monastery was raised. Among the undestroyed buildings stands out the old synagogue, which is an evidence that the Jews have lived in this district, had their houses, shops and craft workshops. Now here is situated the House of Nature (M.Bogdanovicha Street 9a), where the regular exhibitions of the representatives of rare fauna from around the world are held. In the quarter the large number of museums, shops, souvenir shops and cafes is concentrated.
Walking along the stone streets of the Trinity suburb you will see:
- Maksim Bogdanovich Street. Named in honor of the poet, whose name is inseparably associated with Minsk and the Trinity Suburb. He has lived only 25 years, but his creations have become immortal classics of Belarusian literature. Houses, located on this street, were built in the early 19th century and are the monuments of classicism architecture.
- Buildings of the former Trinity Monastery. In the 15thcentury the first known church was built here.
- Maksim Bogdanovich Literature museum (M. Bogdanovicha Street 7a). In the building of the museum the antique store is situated.
- State museum of Belarusian literature (M. Bogdanovicha Street 15).
- “Vyanok” bookstore. (Communal quay 4). There is the atmosphere of the bookstore of 19th - early 20th century in the store.
- Monastery Mariavitok (Bogdanovicha Street 29). It was built in 1811 as a women's mariavitsky monastery and hospital.
- Trinity pharmacy. There is a pharmacy in the building in Storozhevskaya Street 3. The interiors of the pharmacy are made in the style of the 19th century.
- “Slavutiya Maistri” gallery (Communal quay 4). The works of the best Belarusian masters of arts and crafts are exhibited. Gallery is open from 10:00 till 19:00, Saturday - from 10:00 till 17:00.
- Museum “Living room of Vladislav Golubka” (Starovilenskaya Street, 16). There is a branch of the Museum of Musical and Theatre Arts, the exhibition of which tells about the life and work of the first Belorussian National Artist, writer and painter Vladyslav Golubka. The temporary exhibitions of the works of the famous Minsk artists are held here.
- “Starovilenskaya” tavern. This bar-restaurant restores the ancient traditions of the Belarusian ancient tavern, where you can have a cheap and tasteful light meal, and stay over the night. You can also enjoy live music of the famous musicians.
- Island of Tears. Island of Tears - a monument to the sons of the Fatherland, who have fallen abroad. It was opened in 1996.
- Opera and Ballet Theatre (Paris Commune square 1). The theater is located in the back of the park, surrounded by streets from four sides.
Here time will slip by transiently, walking through the alleys of the suburbs and enjoying the architecture of the past centuries. You will have an excellent opportunity to visit the museum halls and learn about the history and culture of Belarus, but in the warm, comfortable and hospitable local cafes you can taste the traditional Belarusian delights, accompanied by music and talented musicians.
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