For all of those who would like to plunge into the atmosphere of the past, a trip to the Trinity Suburb will be gratifying. The suburb is located on the river Svisloch. This is one of the most interesting sights of Minsk, which has become the hallmark of the city. Trinity Suburb is the part of the territory of the historical center of the city which looks like a quiet European town.
Cozy streets, small houses painted in light colors, roofs made of red tiles create the impression that you find yourself in the fairytale of Hans Christian Andersen. Trinity Suburb arose in the XII-XIII centuries and for a long time had remained only a suburb of Minsk. The area which had formed around the Monastery of Ascension and the church, for a long time was a place for the Trinity market. The suburb itself served as an important shopping center with well-developed craft industry.
The fire that occurred at the beginning of the XIX century led to a necessity to rebuild the suburbs based on a new project. In the XX century the suburb also suffered from the demolition of streets and buildings, so in the 1980s, they began to restore the appearance of Minsk of the XIX century. Nowadays Trinity Suburb is truly an open-air museum.
Many buildings have shops inside that sell antiques and souvenirs. There are also several museums (e.g., State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature, Nature House, craft gallery). However, many houses are still residential to this day. The Island of Tears, which is adjacent to Trinity Suburb, also has various famous sculptures that are worth studying. A visit to Trinity Suburb will undoubtedly be remembered and will allow you to touch history, naturally preserved up to this day.
How to get there: located in the historical center of the capital, Trinity Suburb is near the metro station ‘Nemiga’.