For centuries, the Trinity Suburb district was an example of cultural fusion. A Catholic church, an Orthodox church, an Orthodox men's monastery, a women's spiritual school, a women's Catholic monastery, later rebuilt into the Minsk Theological Seminary, were built on its territory at different times. The population of the district was also mixed in composition. By the 19th century, ordinary workers, small merchants, landlords, peasants, low-ranking state officials lived in Trinity Suburb. The district was home to a large number of Jews who owned pharmacies, grocery stores, and were involved in jewelry, leather, and shoe businesses.
Many secular and religious buildings of the Trinity Suburb have not survived until the present day due to damage from wars and fires. The fire of 1809, which destroyed a huge part of the wooden buildings, was especially destructive. After the incident, Emperor Alexander I issued a decree to restore this part of the city, using more fire-resistant materials for construction. In 20th century a large part of the streets, residential houses, administrative buildings suffered as a result of military actions. In the 80s, restoration work was carried out in the Trinity Suburb with the aim of restoring the architectural appearance of the capital.
In 2004, a decision was made to reconstruct the Trinity Suburb as part of the restoration of the Old Town. After the reconstruction, the district took on the appearance of 19th-century European buildings - with neat houses and tiled roofs. Although the modern look of the Trinity does not fully correspond to the real historical appearance of this part of the city, it has become a favorite place for walks among Minsk residents and tourists. Walking through the local blocks and courtyards, you can find antique shops, souvenir shops, fountains, cafes and restaurants, museums, art galleries, art spaces, monuments to famous Belarusians. Here is a whole complex of 19th-century attractions and buildings. Among them:
If you decide to walk around Trinity with a guide, they will show you the house where Yanka Kupala's father once lived, the former Monastery of Mauritanians, which now houses the Suvorov School, the Opera and Ballet Theater - an architectural monument of Soviet Constructivism, the antique shop "Venok", decorated in an old-fashioned style. If you still decide to enjoy the atmosphere of the old city on your own, have a coffee in a cozy cafe with a view of the architectural monuments of the capital, visit museums and souvenir shops, take a walk along the well-groomed Svisloch embankment. You won't have to search long for this picturesque corner of Minsk - it is located in the city center near the "Nemiga" metro station.