What to see in Brest?

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Excursions across BelarusThe first mention of Brest as a settlement of artisan’s dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. Over the centuries, the settlement has repeatedly changed owners, was destroyed and rebuilt from the ruins. Here you will see architectural monuments of the Early Middle Ages, Polish churches, Orthodox churches, cozy streets and embankments.

Excursions across Belarus should start with the most famous landmark of Brest - the famous Brest Fortress. At the beginning of the Second World War, its defenders showed incredible heroism in an unequal battle with the German army. Today, the fortification houses a museum complex dedicated to the events of those years.

Only 65 km from Brest is Belovezhskaya Pushcha - a fabulous oak grove, where you can meet a huge Belarusian bison. You can go there after visiting numerous city museums and take a break from tiring excursions.

Brest Fortress

Fortified citadel, built on the site of the Brest Castle in 1833. The structure consists of a row of red brick barracks, two-meter-thick walls and a central citadel. In 1913, a second ring of defensive structures was erected. By the beginning of the First World War, the fortress was considered one of the most impregnable in Europe. On June 22, 1941, she took over one of the first attacks of the German troops. In 1965 she received the title of Hero Fortress.

St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral

Orthodox church on the territory of the Brest Fortress, built in the Byzantine style in the middle of the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, when Brest was part of Poland, it was turned into a church. During the Second World War, the building was badly damaged. In 1972 it was mothballed, and in 1994 it was returned to the believers. The restoration work continued for many years and was completed only in 2005.


Archaeological exhibition founded in 1982 at the site of the excavation. The collection is based on finds found on the territory of the 13th century settlement, including residential and outbuildings raised from a depth of 4 meters and restored according to their historical appearance. In "Berestye" you can learn a lot about the traditional way of life of the Slavs, look at objects that were in use many centuries ago.

Alley of forged lanterns

The alley is located on Gogol Street. Forged lamps appeared here in 2013. The peculiarity is that they are all meaningful - part reflects the plots of the writer's works, the other part reflects the specifics of the activities of the enterprise that sponsored the manufacture of the lantern. There are lamps in the form of a clock, a loom, a symbolic figure of a clown, an angel, a treble clef.

Winter Garden

The territory of the garden belongs to the Brest State University. A.S. Pushkin is his scientific platform, but the greenhouses are open for free visits. The plantings are divided into three zones: tropical, subtropical and desert. Exotic species grow under a glass dome resting on a metal and brick base. This original building stands out favorably against the backdrop of the cityscape.


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