Minsk Jewish Tour

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30 EUR

An inalienable part of the history of Minsk is its Jewish heritage and influence. In our tour we will get acquainted with the Jewish part of the city, see what's left and talk about what doesn’t and why.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Grisha
Local

Hello everyone! Welcome to Minsk — the most underrated city in Eastern Europe. I can show all the undercover vibe of my city and meet any request.

My personal interests: art, photography, cinema, craft beer and history. I work as social media marketing manager, beer bartender and informal educator.

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Highlights

  • Visit the Jewish part of the city
  • See what's left and talk about what isn't and why
  • Enjoy rich Jewish history and heritage

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Description

We’ll begin our excursion in the Independence Square — one of the largest squares of Europe, where we begin to explore the legacy of Soviet architecture.

We will explore the center of the city and visit Jewish sites along the way, scattered throughout the city — a former Jewish cemetery, a former choral synagogue, former Jewish profitable houses and schools.
Walking along the Independence Avenue and the central streets, we will find ourselves in the upper city, the historical center of Minsk.

After that, we will go to the Jewish mecca of the city. We stroll through the former Jewish quarter, strewn with synagogues, jewish houses, workshops, schools and so on. Being there, it is impossible not to talk about the period of the Holocaust in the territory of Minsk and Belarus as a whole.

We will find ourselves in the former Minsk ghetto, learn about its peculiarities, and also visit several memorials and hold a moment of remembrance.

At the end of our tour we will walk through the places of modern jewish life in Minsk and learn about what is happening with the jewish life of the city here and now.

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Meeting point

Square of Independence (Площадь Независимости, проспект Независимости, Минск, Беларусь)

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  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal