Minsk City Hall Pop-up Postcard


The history of the city hall is connected with Minsk adopting the Magdeburg Law in 1499. On its basis an elected body of city self-government was introduced – the magistrate, and from now on economic activities, property rights, social and political life of citizens were regulated by the city’s own system of legal norms.


It is not known where the first “working meetings” of the city magistrate took place, but at the end of the 16th century on the square known as the High Market the city hall building was constructed. Standards of units of weight and volume were stored here, the second floor was the seat of the magistrate, and in the upper part of the tower the first city clock appeared.


In the following centuries the city hall was rebuilt, first in the Baroque style, then in the Classicist style. After the final partition of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the city was deprived of the Magdeburg right, and later, by decree of Nicholas I, the city hall was destroyed, and along with it, the square with century-old poplars.


Today we are looking at the building restored according to the drawings found in the archives of the neighboring capitals, on the spot discovered during the archaeological excavations. On the ground floor, there is an exposition of the museum of Minsk history and a model of the city center the way it looked at the beginning of the 19th century.

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The postcard is made of two types of Fedrigoni craft paper. Outside – Fedrigoni Nettuno 280 g/m², inside – Fedrigoni Materica 180 g/m²

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Weight 15 g
Dimensions 145 × 103 mm


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