Square of the Paris Commune in Minsk

Paris Commune Square received this name after the October Revolution. In honor of the first revolution of the proletariat - the Paris Commune of 1871. Formerly called Trinity Square, and before that - Trinity Mountain.


The history of this place begins in the 12th-13th century. It was then that the first buildings and fortifications appeared here. But the future area of ​​the Paris Commune became a truly “living” place when one of the largest in the world began to operate on this place. Minsk bazaars. But here they were engaged not only in trade. Traveling musicians, circus performers, and gypsies often stopped at the Trinity Bazaar during fairs. The Trinity market existed until the early 1930s of the 20th century.

It was at this time that a decision was made to build the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the BSSR (now the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus).

opera and ballet theater in minsk

The author of the building was the architect I. Langbard. During the Great Patriotic War, the building was damaged, but restored after the liberation of Minsk. For all the years of its existence, the most significant performances of opera and ballet based on Belarusian, Soviet, Russian and foreign works have been shown here.

Particular attention should be paid to the park, which was located near the Opera and Ballet Theatre: it was founded in the mid-1950s of the 20th century and had a total area of ​​more than 8 hectares. The central element of the park, the place where all roads lead to, has become the Place du Paris Commune.

old photo monument to Maxim Bogdanovich

It is also interesting that the first mailbox in Minsk appeared in 1870 near today's Paris Commune Square.

Here, in 1981, in honor of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Maxim Bogdanovich, a monument was opened. The sculpture of the famous Belarusian poet (height 4,6 meters) was created by: Sculptor S. Vakar, architects Yu. Kazakov, L. Moskalevich.

sq. Paris Commune, st. M. Bogdanovich, Y. Kupala, Kuibyshev and Pashkevich.

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