2 hours, Start: 12:00-17:00
The exclusive tour is only during the Christmas period! These special times bring magic to Brest. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Brest. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere, which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Brest. You will visit the Christmas tree. What makes it so popular? What local products must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Brest.
St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral in the Brest Fortress was built in 1855 in the Byzantine style. After the ordeal it was returned to Orthodox believers, now it repeats the author’s idea in detail. The author is the academician of the Russian Academy of Arts D.Grimm. A bronze bell, weighing a ton (one of the largest in Belarus), received as a gift from the Belarusian Railways, was ascended on the bell tower of the temple in 2001.
The Terespol Gate was one of the four gates leading into the Citadel of the Russian Brest Fortress. It was designed in a classic style in the early 19th century. It faces the Bug River. A suspension bridge was built here in the early 19th century to span the Bug River. The bridge was badly damaged in 1915 during World War I. Another bridge built here before 1941 was ruined during World War II.
Brest, formerly Brest-Litovsk is a city (population 350,616 in 2019) in Belarus at the border with Poland opposite the Polish city of Terespol, where the Bug and Mukhavets rivers meet, making it a Border town. It is the capital city of the Brest Region.