St Joseph Church


This building has been a church from 1644 till the end of the 19th century. Since 19th century, it has been used as an archive. St Joseph Church belonged to the monastery of Cistercians (Bernardines), which was used as a prison during the Uprising of 1863-1864 and later served as a military custody. Recently, Minsk City Council decided to repurpose the building of the Monastery into a hotel. The decision was met with discontent and more than 30,000 signatures were collected against the plan. At the moment, this dubious plan is hurdled only by the lack of funding.

4 Kiryla i Miefodyja St. (Metro station Niamiha)