Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Brest

Museum of Railway Technology

One of Brest's most popular sights is the outdoor Museum of Railway Technology, where there's a superb collection of locomotives and carriages dating from 1903 (eg the Moscow–Brest Express, with shower rooms and a v…
Fortress in Brest

Brest Fortress

Very little remains of Brest Fortress. Certainly don't come here expecting a medieval turreted affair – this is a Soviet WWII memorial to the devastating battle that resulted when German troops advanced into the Sov…
Monument in Brest

Courage Monument

Dominating the middle of Brest Fortress is this immense, monolithic stone statue of a soldier's head projecting from a massive rock, next to a skyscraping obelisk. Around the obelisk you'll see an eternal flame and …
Church in Brest

Nikalaivsky Church

Behind the Courage monument in the Brest Fortress complex is this attractive Byzantine church, which dates from when the town centre occupied the fortress site, making it the oldest church in the city. Once part of …
Museum in Brest

Museum of War, Territory of Peace

Built into the southern bastion of the Brest Fortress is this new museum focusing on WWII. It's more modern and more visual than the other museums within the fortress, and most descriptions are in English.The 'battl…
Museum in Brest

Museum of Confiscated Art

This museum has an extraordinary display of mostly 17th- to 18th-century icons, jewellery, antique furniture and Chinese porcelain seized from smugglers trying to get them across the border to Poland during the 1990…
Museum in Brest

Bereste Archaeological Museum

Pass through Kholmskie Gate in the Brest Fortress, cross a bridge and you'll spot the Bereste Archaeological Museum on the right. It's a large covered archaeological site where peasant and artisan huts from the 12th…
Museum in Brest

Defence of Brest Fortress Museum

Inside Brest Fortress, this large museum provides a more than comprehensive look at every minute detail of the fortress's long history and the siege for which it is known. Most of it is in Russian, although there ar…
Church in Brest

St Nikolaiv Church

With its gold cupolas and yellow-and-blue facades shining gaily in the sunshine, the finely detailed 200-year-old Orthodox St Nikolaiv Church is one of several lovely churches in Brest.
Landmark in Brest

Brest Fortress Main Entrance

The entrance to Brest Fortress is an iconic tunnel in the shape of a huge socialist star; sombre music accompanies your passage through the tunnel.