Shopping mall Stolitsa in Minsk

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Shopping mall Stolitsa in Minsk

Address: 3/2 Nezavisimosti Avenue

Getting there: The shopping mall is located near the subway station Ploshcha Lenina (also Lenin Square, blue line). The signage at the station is in Russian and English so it is easy to find the way to the shopping mall from there.

About the Stolitsa shopping mall

The shopping mall is situated about 400m from the railway station and the central bus station, where buses from National Airport Minsk arrive.

The house of the Belarus government and the Lenin monument are situated in Nezavisimosti Square nearby. Here you can enjoy an exquisite fountain (works from May to October) and relax on shady benches.

Фото. Площадь Независимости в Минске

Not far away are the Roman Catholic Church of Saints Simon and Helen (the Red Church, you can see it on the photo above) and a four-star hotel. Many cafes and pizzerias are located here, too. Nezavisimosti avenue is one of the busiest in Minsk.

Фото. Площадь Независимости в Минске

Фото. Площадь Независимости в Минске

The shopping mall opened in 2007. It was contructed using the technologies applied in subway engineering.

Domes in Independence Square allow the natural light to penetrate into the underground building. However, they have not only a technological but also an aesthetic function.

Фото. Площадь Независимости в Минске

On a par with vintage benches and streetlights they have become a real decoration of the square. The domes do not exceed the average height of a person.

The total area of ​​the shopping mall Stolitsa is almost 100,000 square meters. It is larger than the area of Independence Square.

The shopping mall in Minsk is often compared to similar centers in Moscow and Kyiv but those malls cannot boast a single underground complex with shopping facilities, parking lots and catering services.

Фото. Торговый центр

Фото. Торговый центр

Фото. Торговый центр

The third floor (the lowest one) is a technical floor. Specialists regularly check all systems as they are indispensible for the mall. A diesel generator installed here can ensure 10 hours of Stolitsa's operation even in case of an outage or other emergencies.

A special fire prevention system is installed on the technical floor. When a fire breaks out all oxygen is taken away to suppress it.

Over 200 CCTV cameras are installed in the shopping mall, including in the parking lot. It has a capacity of 500 vehicles.

Фото. Паркинг в торговом центре

Фото. Торговый центр

When a car drives into the parking lot, the image of the driver and the license plate are photographed. This information is stored in an electronic database.

Many wedding processions visit Stolitsa. Everyone admires a white self-playing piano, which has brought luck to many married couples.

Фото. Торговый центр

Фото. Торговый центр

Фото. Торговый центр