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Lights Alley, Brest

4.8
#2 of 13 in Sightseeing in Brest Region
Landmark Tourist Spot
Walk down , where each lantern sculpture tells a story. Each gas lamp is part of an elaborate piece of metal artwork that pays homage to everyday people. Sit in an old carriage or on a bench below a little cupid with an arrow. See a giant nose sticking out from an officer's collar, illustrating a satire by famous Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. Other sculptures include a little shoe shiner, an artist's easel, a tradesman selling pretzels, and more. At sunset, the lamplighter starts turning up the lanterns by hand. You can watch a light show from one of the many small cafes nearby. Arrange your visit to Lights Alley and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brest using our Brest vacation planner.
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  • A good place for walking, where you can do a lot of photos with the sights of the city of Brest on Gogol's works, with different lampposts and not only.
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  • Only stories acquaintances about fonarshhike made us go and make sure that it is actually a Lamplighter in a certain time goes and lights the lanterns on the alley:) Thanks for the nice memories:)
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  • So many lights we have seen the likes of yet! Very interesting. There are sites with works of Gogol, there are areas with lanterns from Brest institutions. But very nice they look when it is dark and all the sculptures are illuminated.
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Where to stay in Brest

While the city of Brest is still sizeable, it does'nt boast the abundance of accommodations that its big brother, Minsk, does. While lodging type is more or less limited to hotels, they vary in price and offerings. Hostels and a guesthouse or two provide some budget accommodation in and near the center. Most hotels and hostels will arrange to register you as a foreigner with the police. If you rent an apartment-style accommodation, make sure to check in advance whether or not your host will do so. Without registration, you can stay in Belarus for only five business days.
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