St Simeon Orthodox Cathedral


Just a block west of Hotel Intourist is the peach-and-green St Simeon Orthodox Cathedral, built in 1865 in the Russian Byzantine style (the gold on the cupolas was added in 1997).

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Nearby Brest attractions

1. Museum of Confiscated Art

0.15 MILES

This museum has an extraordinary display of mostly 17th- to 18th-century icons, jewellery, antique furniture and Chinese porcelain seized from smugglers…

2. Monument to Brest's Millennium

0.53 MILES

This 15m-high monument was built for Brest's millennial celebrations in 2019. It's a popular meeting place and features an impressive number of sculptures.

4. History of Brest Museum

0.75 MILES

In an unassuming white building, the two-storey History of Brest Museum has a small exhibit on the city throughout history, including an excellent model…

5. Museum of Railway Technology

0.75 MILES

The outdoor Museum of Railway Technology has a superb collection of locomotives and carriages dating from 1903 (eg the Moscow–Brest Express, with shower…

6. St Nicholas Brotherly Church

0.84 MILES

With its gold cupolas and yellow-and-blue facades shining gaily in the sunshine, this finely detailed 200-year-old Orthodox church is one of several…

7. 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.

8. Tanks

1.23 MILES

After you pass through the Brest Fortress main entrance, you'll see some tanks on your left, often with kids clambering over them. A truck here sells old…