It's worth climbing the 201 steps of the watchtower (1839) in Homel Park for views of the city, the park and the Sozh River. Views are best in the winter when the surrounding trees have no leaves.

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1. Homel Palace

0.25 MILES

Homel's signature attraction was built by Field Marshal Pyotr Rumyantsev in the late 19th century, soon after Homel became part of the Russian Empire. He…

2. Homel Park

0.32 MILES

Heavenly Homel Park stretches for more than a kilometre along the west bank of the Sozh River. The centrepiece is Homel Palace, but you'll also find cafes…

3. Military Glory Museum

0.75 MILES

This polished museum is dedicated to the many wars that took place in Homel from the 14th to the 20th century. The heaviest coverage is reserved for WWII,…