The first highlight of the Brest city tour is the Railway Station. Here, trains from the narrow-gauge West European bogies are replaced with the Russian ones. Next is Lenina Street and to the main square, where the statue of the revolution leader is just next to a Roman Catholic Church.
We shall move on to Moskovskaya street. Here we will see the buildings of TSUM and Intourist Hotel – beautiful relics of the Communist era.
As many times it happens on Jewish tours, the nowadays view varies very much from the historical one. Our bus will stop somewhere on the main street to let us out, and it will be hard to realize that once there was a border between the small and the large Ghetto. That once here was a center of Jewish life, religion, studies, and politics.
We will see the house where Menachem Begin lived, as well as the houses of numerous Jewish entrepreneurs. We will go for a short stroll in the pedestrian street Sovetskaya and will see a movie theater “Belarus,” only with the help of the guide you shall realize that it was a great Synagogue of Brest.
The last, but not least important highlight of Brest is its Fortress. We will visit the museum and memorial complex and will tell the story of the siege. Not to forget to mention, that the old synagogue and Jewish cemetery was destroyed during the Brest fortress construction.
After the Brest tour, we will hit the road to the town of Mir.