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Culture of Brest. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Brest is a very ancient city, one of the first, which was founded on the Belarusian land. It developed swiftly and confidently. It was a military fortress, a trading city, and an important customs center. The city has preserved historical objects of various epochs, familiarity with which will allow one to fully appreciate its multifaceted culture.
Speaking about the culinary traditions of the city, it is worth mentioning the strong influence of Europe. The ancient Belarusian city borrowed from neighboring states a lot of interesting … Open
The famous Brest Fortress, built in the 19th century deserves separate attention. Its name has long been a household name. The fortress was built immediately after the Patriotic War of 1812, although the construction projects were developed much earlier. The brilliant military engineers of that time - Feldman, Maletsky and Opperman, worked on the fortress project. Six years was spent on the construction of the fortress. It consisted of a mighty Citadel and many other fortifications on the banks of the Western Bug and the Mukhovets River. Around the Citadel itself there were many additional structures, and in the thickness of earthen ramparts there were casemates, which were additionally protected by two-meter walls.
Museum of Railway Technology, founded recently, in 2002 will be very interesting for lovers of history. The exposition of the museum is unique and incredibly interesting. It includes more than 50 different carriages and locomotives of the last century. No less interesting are the expositions of the Archaeological Museum "Berestye". It is here that you can learn about the important events that the ancient city and its inhabitants had to endure. Here, the ruins of residential and economic buildings, objects of everyday life of the townspeople and cultural values have been preserved. On the territory of the museum there are also open buildings, which recreate the appearance of the ancient city, involuntarily returning one to the past. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Brest is one of the oldest Belarusian cities along with Vitebsk, Turov and Polotsk. According to one of the local legends, originally on its territory was an ancient temple dedicated to the … Open
Fans of hiking should appreciate the beauty of the ancient streets of Brest, which also are decorated by priceless historical monuments. Pedestrian Street is not without reason considered one of the most beautiful. Recently it was completely restored, and therefore you can admire the buildings that have survived since the 19th century. An ideal place for hiking and admiring sites is the quarter between Gogol Boulevard and Mickiewicz Street, where many elements of ancient urban development have been preserved. The city was seriously damaged during the Great Patriotic War, and therefore only a small part of its unique historical buildings were preserved on its territory.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Brest
♥   Bazylika św. Piotra i św. Pawła, Leśna Podlaska, 43.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Narodzenia NMP i św. Mikołaja, Bielsk Podlaski, 77.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Belarus

The village of Hyervyaty (Gierviaty) is famous for its Holy Trinity Catholic Church. It was built by Prince Olszewski at the beginning of the 20th century. This is the largest Catholic church in Belarus. The stone church was built on the site of a wooden one that dated back to the 16th century. Tall and sharp spires of the neo-gothic building look very unusual for the typical countryside landscape. Around the church, there is a real small French park with its straight roads and ideal geometry of lawns and bushes. The Holy Trinity Catholic Church operates as a church, but unique acoustic properties make it one of the best pipe organ halls in the country. The pipe organ in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church was made specifically for this building, and it sounds just as great as right after the installation. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Brest

Culture guide to Brest. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Brest: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Brest. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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