The most popular tourist destination in Minsk is Victory Square which holds monuments to commemorate the heroes of World War II. The Old Town district also offers tourists plenty to see with its cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings housing cafes, restaurants and shops. Additionally, you can find numerous historic religious sites including St Peter & Paul Cathedral & Church which was built in 1633 by Tsar Michael I.
A unique historical fact about Minsk is that during World War II almost all of the city was destroyed by German forces but then completely rebuilt after the war ended which earned it its nickname as "the hero-city" . It now stands as an example of resilience in the face adversity as well as a testament to human ingenuity through its impressive architecture from both pre-war period as well as post-war restoration projects.