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 to 14th centuries have been uncovered.

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1. Regional Art Museum

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Inside the Brest Fortress, the museum showcases local arts and crafts created by Brest citizens.

2. Kholmskie Gate

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3. Courage Monument

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4. St Nicholas Garrison Church

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5. Museum of War, Territory of Peace

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6. Brest Fortress

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7. Defence of Brest Hero-Fortress Museum

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8. White Palace

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