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Ruins of the Bernardine Monastery in Brest

Ruins of the Bernardine Monastery in Brest

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Once upon a time there was a huge Bernardine monastery on the territory of Brest, founded in the first half of the 17th century. The ruins of this monastery complex are within walking distance of the Kholmsky Gate. The Bernardine monks were invited to what was then Brest-Litovsk by Martin Shishkovsky, a prominent...
Ancient Catholic cemetery and tomb of the 19th century in Brest

Ancient Catholic cemetery and tomb of the 19th century in Brest

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In the central part of Brest, an old cemetery has been preserved, which is often called "Polish". Here you can see unusual tombs, several crypts, as well as a chapel-tomb of the mid-19th century. The cemetery itself was originally located on the outskirts of Brest-Litovsk, but with the growth of the city...
Holy Cross Church in Brest

Holy Cross Church of 1856 in Brest

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One of the central attractions of the city of Brest is a mid-19th century church in the very center. The Catholic church dates back to 1856 and was designed in the classical style by the architect Yakub Fardon Martinovich. After the end of the Second World War, the Brest church ...
The former synagogue "Egdesh" in Brest

The former synagogue "Egdesh" in Brest

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Back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were 4 synagogues and about 20 prayer houses in Brest. Almost half, and according to some sources up to 70%, of the city's inhabitants were Jews. After the Soviet purges and the bloody...
Church of St. Nicholas "Brotherly" early 20th century

Church of St. Nicholas (“Brotherly”) in Brest

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In the central part of Brest, you can see an interesting architectural monument and the second most important Orthodox church in the city - the Church of St. Nicholas. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century (work was carried out from 1904 to 1906) on...
Review of Hampton Hotel in Brest

Review of Hampton Hotel in Brest: is it worth staying?

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The American hotel chain Hampton is a shareware offshoot of Hilton Worldwide. Surely for some countries, like the USA and Great Britain, these hotels will be quite budget, but for Belarus this is not entirely true. Rooms from Hampton are available...
Former church in Brest on Karl Marx street 37

Former church in Brest on Karl Marx street

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In Brest there is a unique architectural monument and at the same time an unusual landmark of the city - a former church. There are very few similar objects in Belarus (the Lutheran church in Grodno and the church in Polotsk). The history of this building begins in...
Cathedral of St. Simeon of the 19th century in Brest

Cathedral of St. Simeon in Brest

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One of the main attractions of Brest is the Cathedral of St. Simeon, founded in the middle of the 19th century. The construction of the temple was achieved for quite a long time, and the first project was adopted back in 1846, but the actual work...

Russian North on a motorcycle from Brest

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In this article, Ksenia Groda talks about an amazing journey along the route Brest - St. Petersburg - Karelia - Murmansk - Teriberka - Khibiny - Brest. What to take, what's the weather and what to prepare for...
Monument to the Millennium of Brest

Monument to the 1000th anniversary of Brest

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At the intersection of Gogol and pedestrian Sovetskaya streets, you can see one of the interesting objects of the city of Brest - the Millennium Monument. It was installed in 2009, almost 10 years before the memorable anniversary date. The monument is a real...

Minsk on old photos and postcards

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What did Minsk look like in the first half of the 20th century and the early post-war years? Old postcards depicting iconic...

Castles and palaces of Belarus, which everyone should visit

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The castles of Belarus keep the centuries-old history of our country and attract many tourists, travelers and admirers of antiquity from all over the world. Of course, due to...

Unusual obelisk in Koldychevo

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Once upon a time in Koldychevo there was an estate with a small estate of the Shalevich-Filipovichs, which they in turn received from the Nesvizh Radziwills. The central object of the estate complex was a compact...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

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If you're planning a vacation, these travel apps and websites will help you plan your trip. The list will include convenient search engines for hotels, ...
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