The building known as Gostiny dvor is situated on Svabody square. The first stone under its basis has been put in the 18th century. Later it was reconstructed in classical style by architect F.Kramer. It became squared in shape and received an internal court yard. Administrative premises, little shops and living rooms for the rich were situated here. In the first half of the 20th century a bank, a club, a hospital and even a theatre were placed in the building. During World War II considerable part of the building was destroyed.
At the beginning of the 21st century the building was completely restored. Cafes, shops, offices, banks and the Embassy of Georgia are located here. #Minsk #Upper_Town