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Memorial Complex Brest Hero Fortress, Brest

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On the battlefields of Memorial Complex Brest Hero Fortress, see the monumental sculptures that tell the story of the site's legendary heroes. The complex commemorates the Soviet resistance against the German invasion on June 22, 1941. You'll enter through a five-pointed star cut in the front entrance. Go to the east part of the citadel and walk among the remains of one of the last stone buildings of the 19th-century fortress. View the 54 m (177 ft) wide and more than 30 m (98 ft) high main monument--a sculpture of a warrior with a banner. The complex entered the World Heritage Tentative List in 2004. Using our international travel planner, Brest attractions like Memorial Complex Brest Hero Fortress can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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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  • To simplify, it's a massive area with a massive stone head and no information in English. You can spend hours walking around but there is not much too see in terms of the fortress itself. Most of the ...  more »
  • Brest fortress is one of the most significant places in Belarus. The total area of the fortress is about 4 square kilometers. On June 22, 1941 the garrison of the fortress took the first blow of the G...  more »
  • monumental athmosphere, time is here different from other countries around. must to see and feel it.  more »
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  • Church in the fortress is amazing. Don't mind its renovated exterior - just step inside. You'll be surprised. Memorial itself is a great example of soviet monumental memorial complexes.
  • This place become a place for tourists, the spirit of war disappears and just "good red army" lasts. Before it was a good place to show what war makes to people and with people, now just tourist attraction.
  • Its history is more impressive than its architectural beauty. Thanks to my local guide Vadim, I learnt a lot about its history. Love the comment that "nazi takes photos of everything they do, including crime". Soviet style sculptures are equally impressive. Nearby there's the border of Belarus and Poland. Funny that it fascinates me as I've never been to a controlled border.
  • Too much pride, typical communist style. Loud words about the "great victory" everywhere. Dear Mr Lukashenko, put an end to the communism at last and move your country towards the Western world. No info in English, difficult to understand how to cross the road to head towards the city (it's under the bridge but it's impossible to spot it)
  • You can still see the bullet marks on the walls from World War 2. Amazing place. On the National Holiday, you can hear soldiers shooting their rifles. It makes you feel that horrific atmosphere of the war a bit.