One of the central attractions of the city of Brest is mid 19th century church in the very center. The Catholic Church is dated 1856 year, designed in a classic style by an architect Yakub Fardon Martinovich.

Holy Cross Church in Brest

After the end of the Second World War, the Brest church was closed, and the building itself was significantly rebuilt. Started working here in the early 60s. museum of local lore.

Holy Cross Church in Brest
scan from the book “Collection of memories of history and culture” – circa 1985

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the building was returned to believers, restoring its original appearance.

Holy Cross Church in Brest

One of the interesting features Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - this is its two-tiered, which is quite rare. Surely the architect did not have such an idea, most likely this is the result of the restructuring of the middle of the 20th century.

Brest church photo

To the left of the temple entrance sculpture of John Paul II.

Statue near the church in Brest

Church of the Exaltation of the Cross is located on the street Lenina 34. Services with organ music are often held in the temple, if you are in Brest, be sure to stop by and listen.

Next to the church you can see former Lutheran church. Also in the city there are Cathedral и Church of St. Nicholas.

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