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History of city Brest (Brest-on-the-Bug, Brest-Litovsk) in photos

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A small historical reference

Brest - the center of Brest region and Brest district, located in the south-west of the country, at the confluence of rivers Mukhavets and the Western Bug, at the state border with Poland. Date of establishment and the first written mention - 1019. In the XII century by King Casimir the Just a wooden castle was built as a place of parking and collection of trade caravans with their trading fees (myta) for the transportation of goods. In 1390 Berestye first Belarusian cities received self-government based on the Magdeburg Law.

Historical and religious buildings - St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral (1856-1879), the railway station (1886), St. Nicholas fraternal Church (1904-1906), St. Simeon Cathedral (1865-1868), Holy Cross Church (1856). To the north of the city - the famous National Park "Bialowieza Forest".

Brest. Belostotskaya street
Belostotskaya street
Brest. White Palace
White Palace
Brest. St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
Brest. Church
Church
Brest. Peter and Paul Church
Peter and Paul Church
Brest. Dombrovskaya street
Dombrovskaya street
Brest. Dombrovskaya street
Dombrovskaya street
Brest. The road to the fortress
The road to the fortress
Brest. The road to the fortress
The road to the fortress
Brest. St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral
St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral
Brest. City Park - a fragment of urban plantings
City Park - a fragment of urban plantings
Brest. City garden
City garden
Brest. Hotel Victoria
Hotel "Victoria"
Brest. The Office of the colony named Narutowicz
The Office of the colony named Narutowicz
Brest. Timber rafting on the Bug River
Timber rafting on the Bug River
Brest. Timber rafting on the river Mukhavets
Timber rafting on the river Mukhavets
Brest. Timber rafting on the river Mukhavets
Timber rafting on the river Mukhavets
Brest. Timber rafting on the river Mukhavets
Timber rafting on the river Mukhavets
Brest. Honey street
Honey street
Brest. Men's gymnasium named after Romuald Traugutt
Men's gymnasium named after Romuald Traugutt
Brest. Men's gymnasium named after Romuald Traugutt
Men's gymnasium named after Romuald Traugutt
Brest. Embankment
Embankment
Brest. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city
Brest. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

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