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Brest Oblast is a region in the western part of Belarus.

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  • Brest – the center of the region. Brest Fortress is one of the basic memorials of the World War II. The memorial park also includes the archaeological museum of Berestye, the ancient settlement on the spot of Brest. The city itself is less remarkable, although it preserves several churches from 19th century and an interesting railway museum.
  • Baranovichi – a yound city with a number of modern churches and an interesting railway museum.
  • Kamenets – a small town with the famous tower Belaya Vezha, the only remaining part of the 13th century fortress.
  • Pinsk – one of the most remarkable cities in Belarus with numerous churches, monasteries, and secular buildings from 17th – 19th century.
  • Pruzhany – a small town that preserves a nice country estate and several fine churches from 19th century.

Other towns

  • Biaroza – a small town with the remains of the monastery from 17th century.
  • Kobrin – an ancient town that keeps secular buildings from 19th century and the museum of Suvorov.
  • Kosava – a small town with the remains of the medieval-like castle from 19th century. The home-town of the Polish national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko.

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  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha – the national biosphere reserve and UNESCO World Heritage sight, one of the largest remaining parts of the primeval forest in Europe.
  • Chernavchitsy – a village that preserves the Catholic church from late 16th century, one of the eldest monuments in Belarus.
  • Ruzhany – a settlement with the remains of the magnificent palace and churches from 16th – 17th centuries.
  • Zakosel' – a village near Drogichin with the impressive neo-gothic burial chapel.

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