Monuments

Brest Fortress

Brest fortress, a monument of defensive architecture of the mid-XIX century. It is located in the western part of Brest. In 1830, the Russian Emperor Nicholas I approved the project for the construction of the fortress by Engineer-General K. I. Opperman and Engineer-Colonel A. I. Feldman. According to the plan, the fortress was built on the site of Brest-Litovsk. On June 1, 1836, the construction of the Citadel of the fortress began in a solemn atmosphere. On April 26, 1842, the flag was raised over the fortress of Brest-Litovsk, and it became one of the active fortresses of the Russian Empire. The fortress consists of a Citadel and three fortifications that make up a continuous main fortress fence (a 10-meter-high earthen rampart with a length of 6.4 km with brick casemates inside). The total area of the fortress is 4 square meters. The First World War found the fortress in the midst of the construction of the fort belt, 22 forts, 5 defensive barracks, 21 strong points, 36 artillery were built on the line of fortress defense

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Brest Millennium Monument

Andreyuk). The total height of the monument is 15 m. The architectural solution is based on a classical composition: the lower tier-commemorative plaques about the historical events of the city since the XI century; the second tier-bas-reliefs depicting key events of history; the third tier-sculptures that embody the history of the city; the fourth tier – a column with a guardian angel. The central element of the monument's perception is the sculptures of famous historical figures whose activities are connected with the history of the city (Prince Vladimir Vasilkovich with the Brest Vezha, Grand Duke Vytautas, Nikolai Radziwill the Black with the Bible) and three collective images of citizens. On the circular bas-relief there are 6 historical subjects: the legend of the foundation of Brest, the construction of the city, the participation of the Beresteians in the Battle of Grunwald, the publication of the Brest Bible, the defense of the Brest Fortress in 1941, the space exploration by Belarusians.

Brest,Crossroads of Gogol street and Sovetskaya street

Alley of forged lanterns

It is located in Brest on Gogol Street, where there are more than 40 lamps made of forged metal. Each of them is a separate art object. The authors of the idea are the chairman of the Brest City Executive Committee A. S. Palyshenkov and the Brest master of blacksmithing A. Chumakov. The alley was opened on July 27, 2013 to celebrate the City Day with the installation of "Literary" lanterns dedicated to the work of Nikolai Gogol. The main part of the compositions symbolizes the activities of enterprises and organizations, at the expense of which they are made and installed. The clown lantern and the angel lantern are designed according to the sketches of local schoolgirls.

Brest, Gogol Street

Sculptural works Old Town (cats in love)

The sculptural works of the house for cats was set in 2008. This one is called "Cats in Love", "Month of March", "The cats on the Roof", but in fact this nostalgic works is called "Old Town". The monument has unusual history: it was created on the place of 4 meters Chimney. The ventillation is called out through the window of it. The sculptor Ruslan Usmanov said the way the cats in love appeared, which were sculptured from the real ones.

Brest, Crossroads of Gogol street and Sovetskaya street

Zero kilometer

Zero kilometer sign in Brest is located in Lenin Square opposite the Catholic Church and is the starting point for road distance of Belarus cities. The monument is made in the shape of a cube, which is set up in a  column, on which one can see the distances between Belarusian cities. The coat of arms is depicted on the cube with a golden circle in Belarusian language. There are a lot of tourists at the zero kilometer sign, who always like to be taken pictures opposite this place of interest and find the distance to their city.

Brest, Lenin street, 32