Historic Sites in Belarus

What are the best Historic Sites in Belarus?

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There's a host of top Historic Sites in Belarus to visit and among the very best are the famous Brest-Hero Fortress.

1. The Brest-Hero Fortress

The Brest-Hero Fortress, also known simply as the Brest Fortress, played an important role in 20th century history. Begun in 1830, the Brest-Hero Fortress became an active military site on 26 April 1842. Since then it has played important roles in several conflicts including both World Wars and the German-Soviet War as well as being a notorious prison following Poland’s infamous Brest elections.

It is most famous as a symbol of Soviet resistance to German forces as part of Operation Barbarossa in 1941. Originally called the Brest Fortress, it was renamed the Brest-Hero Fortress in recognition of its part in this event.  Today, the Brest-Hero Fortress is known both for its symbolism and for its 19th century military architecture. It now houses a museum of its own history and visitors can also wander through its impressive ruins.

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Full list of Historic Sites in Belarus

We’re constantly expanding this list of Historic Sites in Belarus and you can view the current selection below.

Our database of Historic Sites in Belarus is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. So, if you know of other Belarusian monuments and cultural attractions, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by contacting us today.

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