Monuments

Brest Fortress

Brest Fortress is the most important place of interest of the city, famous for its defence. The fortress belongs to the memorials of  architecture of the XIX century. It is also a memorial building in memory of the soldiers, who fought during the Great Patriotic War.

Brest Fortress was built in the 19th century as a part of a system of fortifications, that were being built on the western borders of the Russian Empire. In June 1941, the fortress was attacked by the German invaders. By that time, there were about 8,000 military men, about 300 officers families, medical service-about 10 000 people. Soldiers and officers had courage, which German invaders didn’t  expect 1900 people surrendered among them were women and children.

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Monument of 1000 anniversary of Brest

The monument, which was built  in honor of the celebration of 1000th anniversary of Brest, was set in the centre in 2009 10 years before its memorable date. Funds for the construction of the monument were collected from donations  of townspeople and the city’s funds. The authors of the monument-A. Andreyuk, a sculptor A. Pavlyuchuk, depicted 1000 years history of the city. The total height of the monument is 15 meters. It is crowned by a guardian angel, who is holding a cross in one hand and a shield in the other. One can see the sculptures of famous historical persons, which is difficult to overestimate for Brest. They are Vladimir-Volyn Prince Vladimir Vasilkovich, the Grand Duke Vitovt, the of the 16th century Nikolai Radziwill Cherny. In addition, the monument contains collective images of the townspeople-Mother, Soldier and a Chronicler. A circular high relief with a total area of 11 m2 is located under the sculptures. It depicts the most important moments in the history of Berestye, and 12 slabs are installed on the lower tier of the monument, which form a symbolic clock.

Brest,Crossroads of Gogol street and Sovetskaya street

The alley of forged lanterns

The alley of forged lanterns was opened in Gogol Street in 2013 to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the liberation from the Nazi invaders. Lanterns were made in a special way  at the expense of Belarusian investors. 30 lanterns were set. Each lantern has a different shape, that shows products that enterprise produces. For example, a sewing factory made a lantern in the shape of a sewing machine with a chair, on the back a panda is forged, but there are also lanterns dedicated to Gogol masterpieces. There are always a lot of volunteers, who want to be taken pictures of near these lanterns, and the towns people liked the idea of lanterns. In the future it is planned to increase the number of sculptures to 40.

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