The excursion introduces the streets of the evening Brest and tells about the past and present of the city.
To the Guardians of the Borders – a memorial border complex.
The memorial border complex was reconstructed on the basis of the monument to the “Guardians of the Borders” (1972, sculptor M. Altshuler, architects A. Gorbachev and N. Milovidov) in 2001 with funds raised by personnel, veterans of the border troops of the Republic of Belarus and other donations.
St. Simeon Cathedral. The construction of the stone church began in 1862. It was erected by the architect V. Polikarpov from Brest. In 2005, a monument to Athanasius of Brest was erected near the cathedral.
In June 2009, in honor of the celebration of the 990th anniversary of Brest, a memorial sign “Old Lantern” was installed on Sovetskaya Street. At the same time, 17 lanterns with kerosene lamps inside appeared. Lanterns are lit at the time of the astronomical sunset.
Monument to the Millennium of Brest
The authors of the monument to the Millennium of Brest are the architect Aleksey Andreyuk and the sculptor Aleksey Pavlyuchuk.
Dedicated to the Millennium of Brest, erected in 2009 at the intersection of st. Gogol and st. Soviet in the old part of the city at the expense of donations from citizens and funds of the city. The total height is 15 meters. The monument is conceived as a model of the city, expressed in historical images (Prince Vladimir Vasilkovich, Grand Duke Vitovt of Lithuania, as well as Radziwill, Nikolai Cherny) and in generalized images of the city’s inhabitants (chronicler, soldier, mother). All figures are placed under the cover of the Guardian Angel.
Gogol Street (Lantern Alley)
An unusual alley was opened in Brest on July 27.
At the moment, the alley has about 30 forged metal lamps. Some of them were created based on Gogol’s motives (“Viy”, “Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka”, “Dead Souls”), others – according to the intentions of “investors”.
At the foot of the forged figures are five-pointed stars, which are engraved with the names of the companies that financed the manufacture and installation of the lanterns.
This way to decorate the hero-city was announced several years ago at the opening of the monument dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Brest. Not only Brest artists, sculptors and blacksmiths, but also those invited from Minsk and Bereza worked on the concept of each figure.
Lenin Square officially appeared on the map of the city of Brest after the end of the Great Patriotic War, but in fact it was formed much earlier and had a different name.
In 1958, a monument to Lenin was erected here. The authorship belongs to the sculptor M. Lastochkin and the architect – G. Zaborsky.
S.A. Street Levanevsky
It began to be built in the 20s of the XX century. The beginning of design and construction is associated with an interesting trend in Polish architecture, called “national style” (Styl Narodowy). As one of the leading Polish researchers of the history of architecture of that time rightly wrote, “… high roofs or attics, colonnades and pilasters, portals and window frames … are equally present both in residential buildings and in new public buildings.”