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Belarus Minsk City Hall

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Belarus, Minsk. City Hall (the current structure is built in the 1990's copy of the old city hall XVIII century, demolished in 1861). Near the town hall is the cathedral church of the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit Cathedral.

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A: Belarus Minsk City Hall

by Ivan Savin, 10 meters away

Belarus Minsk City Hall

B: Minsk ratusha at night 05-2013

by Dzmitry Lasko, 10 meters away

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Minsk ratusha at night 05-2013

C: Belarus Minsk Catholic Church

by Anton Sapezhnikov, 50 meters away

Belarus, Minsk. City Hall (the current structure is built in the 1990's copy of the old city hall XVI...

Belarus Minsk Catholic Church

D: Belarus Minsk Upper City

by Anton Sapezhnikov, 60 meters away

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Belarus Minsk Upper City

E: Belarus Minsk City Hall

by Anton Sapezhnikov, 60 meters away

Belarus, Minsk. City Hall (the current structure is built in the 1990's copy of the old city hall XVI...

Belarus Minsk City Hall

G: Belarus Minsk Hotel Europe

by Anton Sapezhnikov, 90 meters away

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H: Belarus Minsk Hotel Europe

by Anton Sapezhnikov, 110 meters away

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I: Belarus Minsk Upper City

by Anton Sapezhnikov, 130 meters away

Belarus, Minsk. Holy Spirit Cathedral.

Belarus Minsk Upper City

J: Minsk. Holy Spirit Cathedral #2

by Victor Orlovsky, 130 meters away

Minsk. Holy Spirit Cathedral #2

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