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Brest Fortress

Brest, Belarus

Brest Fortress is one of the most important places to see in Belarus and the largest tourist attraction in Brest.

MEMORIAL COMPLEX «BREST HERO-FORTRESS» was opened on September, 25 1971.

There are the ruins of the old fortress, the battlefields, the monumental sculptures presented in a unified architectural and artistic ensemble of the memorial, that perpetuated the «true story of the legendary heroes of the Brest fortress»

The defence of Brest Fortress took place 22–29 June 1941. The Brest Fortress, defended by the Red Army against the Wehrmacht, held out longer than expected and, after the Second World War became a symbol of Soviet resistance.

In 1965 the fortress received the title of Hero Fortress for the 1941 defense.

Brest Fortress was built in the 1830s-early 1840s at the meeting-point of the rivers Bug and Mukhavyets


The site occupies more than four square km, although many of the outer defences were damaged or destroyed during the wars of the 20th century.

The fortress was not rebuilt at the end of the war, but instead became a shrine to the terrible and heroic events that took place there.

In order to see everything that Brest Fortress has to offer, you really need to dedicate a whole day to your visit. If you stay longer in Brest there are plenty of other things to see 


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