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Brest City Tour
BREST CITY TOUR
Before we enter the city of Brest you will hear the detailed (but not too detailed) account of the city history. The first highlight of the Brest city tour is the Railway Station where trains from the narrow-gauge West European bogies are replaced with the Soviet ones. Lenina Street will take us to the main square (predictably named after Lenin) where the statue of the revolution leader is just next to a Roman Catholic Church.
We shall carry on with our Brest city tour to the city’s main street – Moskovskaya which offers the buildings of TSUM and Intourist Hotel – wonderful relics of the Soviet era and some sports and industrial facilities. The ride will take us on to the east of Brest to see the rowing canal, one of the largest structures of the kind in Europe.
A short stop in the walking street of Brest will be a good idea. The city’s central street Sovetskaya (former Dombrovskogo, Politseyskaya) surprises with the lack of noise – early 20th century architecture here and there is quite eye-pleasing after the charming atmosphere of the Soviet buildings. A Russian Orthodox Church built in 1907 nearby will be another highlight.
On the way to the Brest Fortress we will drive past Brest Central Park and then the Brest Sports Complex – the modern sports facility that dates back to the 1930s. A stop may be reasonable in the old town of Brest (which is only a century old, regrettably) to fancy the Constructivist buildings of the 1930s and earlier architectural pieces.
Tour duration: 3.5 hours, around 50 km round way.
Tour price: $290 for a day tour to Brest (start and return to Minsk), if incorporated into a Belarus tour package, the price is much lower.
Brest City Tour
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