Minsk Oblast is a region in the central part of Belarus.
Cities and towns
- Minsk – the center of the region and the capital of the country. The city of fascinating Stalinist and late-Soviet architecture that also preserves few monuments from 17th – 18th century.
- Borisov – the second largest city of the region with numerous buildings from 19th century.
- Ivenets – a small town with the magnificent Catholic church from 18th century, a neo-gothic church, and a wooden synagogue.
- Nesvizh – a historical town with the castle and the huge park from 18th century.
- Volozhin – a town that keeps several nice monuments of classicism style from early 19th century.
- Zaslavl' – an ancient picturesque town that preserves two original Catholic churches (late 16th and late 18th centuries) and the remains of old fortifications.
- Kletsk – a small charming town preserving the Catholic church from late 17th century and a number of early 20th-century builduings in art nouveau style.
- Slutsk – a rather unremarkable town with the wooden church from 18th century and few secular buildings from late 19th century.
- Rakov – a town that preserves several churches from late 18th – early 20th century.
- Vileyka – a town with the unusual neo-gothic cathedral
- Budslav – a village that keeps one of the eldest churches in Belarus.
- Khatyn' – memorial complex on the spot of the village savagely burnt during the World War II
- Narochansky national park – a natural reserve, woodland in the northern part of the region
- Snov – a country estate from early 19th century
This page was last edited at 17:49, on 14 February 2009 by Alexander Tsirlin.