The Brest Fortress is the most important tourist attraction in the city. The fortress belongs to the monuments of architecture of the XIX century and is also a memorial complex dedicated to the memory of the fighting soldiers during the Great Patriotic War.
The Brest Fortress was built in the XIX century as part of the system of fortifications that were built on the western borders of the Russian Empire. In June 1941 the fortress was attacked by the German invaders. By the time of the attack about 8000 servicemen were in the fortress, about 300 families of command personnel, medical personnel, etc. – in all more than 10 thousand people. The composition of the garrison showed courage and unexpected for the Germans tenacity, although about 1900 people surrendered among them were women and children.
"Memorial Complex "Brest Hero-Fortress" State Institution
The monument erected in honor of the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Brest, appeared in the center of the city in 2009 – ten years before the memorable date. Funds for erecting the monument were collected at the expense of donations of citizens and the city budget. The authors of the monument A. Andreyuk andthe sculptor A. Pavlyuchuk depicted in it the entire thousand-year history of the city. The total height of the monument is 15 meters, the angel-defender holding a cross in one hand and a shield in the other crowns the monument.
Below are the figures of famous historical personalities whose contribution to Brest can not be overestimated. This is the Duke of Vladimir and Volyn Vladimir Vasilkovich, Grand Duke of Lithuania Vitovt, the statesman of the 16th century Mikołaj "the Black" Radziwiłł.In addition, the monument presents the collective images of citizens – Mother, Soldier and Chronicler. Under the sculptures is a circular high relief, the total area of which is 11 m². It depicts the most important moments of Berestye's history, and on the lower tier of the monument there are 12 plates that symbolize the clock.
Brest, the crossing of Gogol street and Sovetskaya street.
The alley of forged oil lamps was open on Gogol Street in 2013 in honor of the 69th anniversary of liberation from the Nazi invaders. Lamps were made in an individual style at the expense of Belarusian investors. In total 30 lamps were installed. Each lamp is a composition that reflects the essence of the enterprise. Thus the sewing company performed a light in the form of a sewing machine with a chair on the back of which a panda was forged. There are also lamps dedicated to the works of Gogol. People always want to take photos of lamps and the idea of the alley of forged lampsfell into the hearts of the inhabitants of the city, so in the future it is planned to increase the number of forged sculptures to 40.
Brest, Gogol street
The sculptural composition depicting the cat's house was installed in 2008. This monument has such names as "Loving Cats", "Month March", "Cats on the Roof", but in fact this nostalgic composition is officially called "Old Town". The monument has an unusual history: it was created on the spot of a four-meter pipe masking its appearance, and the window in the house it is not just left – it is used for ventilation. The sculptor Ruslan Usmanov said that he wanted to show love in his work. So appeared loving cats which by the way were fashioned from life.
Brest, the crossing of Sovetskaya and Pushkinskaya street
The sign of the zero kilometer in Brest is located on Lenin Square opposite the Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross and is the starting for road distances tothe cities of Belarus. The monument is made in the form of a milestone in the form of a cube mounted on a faceted column at the base of which distances to the cities of Belarus are written. On the faces of the cube is a coat of arms of the city of Brest and a golden circle with the text in Belarusian.
There are always a lot of tourists near the sign of the zero kilometer who like to be photographed against the background of this landmark and look for the distance to their city written on the basis of the milestone.
Brest, Lenin Str. 32