Minsk, the largest city and capital of Belarus, is the cultural center of the country. With 20 cinemas, 11 theaters and 16 museums including the Great Patriotic War Museum, National History and Culture Museum, the city has major cultural attractions. The centrally located Church of Saints Simon and Helena and the Holy Spirit Cathedral located on Independence Square are just two examples of the many religious buildings worth visiting in the city. Many of the city's attractions are located near Independence Square, which in itself has several monuments to see. A more unusual attraction is the Belarusian State Circus, which still uses animal acts, set in a building with an impressive facade. A short drive from the center of the city is the Belarusian Folk Museum, a large collection of old, wooden buildings set inside a large park that enables visitors to see and experience some the country's rural traditions.