Baranavichy Travel Guide

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Baranavichy Overview

After Great Patriotic War Baranovichy became one of the biggest centers of Brestskaya voblast. Baranavochy is a nice green town. Its citizens love to spend their leisure time in two of the town’s parks. A visiting card of the town is a metal Sparrow sculpture.

Baranavichy region has a long history. The most ancient settlements are referred to the Stone Age, they inhabited the area near Koldycheva lake on the right bank of river Shchara.
The region was in the centre of hostilities from 18 century till World War II, that’s why so many places still remind of its tragic past. In Stalovichy village one can see a boulder with a commemorative token which tells about the fight against Russian invasion. The fight which was won by a famous Russian commander Suvorov, and as a result Baranavichy region and a huge part of Belarus irrevocably became a Russian territory. World War I, also made an impact on Branavichy: During 1915-1917 there used to be a front line that divided the region into western and eastern parts. Fierce fighting took place in the area demolishing all around, the most violent memory of that is a mass-casualty burial.

There’s a woodland park near Baranovichy, with a very interesting memorial complex, opened in 1972. 3000 Czechoslovakians were taken off the country by Hitlerites and shot here in June 1942. A sealed road leads to the gate – a line of life and death. Beyond the gate there’s a fenced square. Poles that surround the square have copper bells, jingling from puff.

Baranavichy region offers big number of monuments, museums, churches and cathedrals, mansions and oldest country-estates and bowery. Saint Pokrovsky cathedral (1924-1928) preserves a mosaic, Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – wooden construction of 1924, located in Kuybisheva Street (вулiца Куйбышева). There’s an oldest in Belarus museum of regional studies. The museum has different sections with wide collection of exhibits.

Without a doubt Baranavichy and Baranavichy region should not be missed.