The Brest Fortress is a monument of the defence architicture which was erected in the middle of the 19th century and is located to the West of the city of Brest.
It is one of the most important Soviet World War II war monuments commemorating the Soviet resistance against the German invasion. Following the war, in 1965 the title Hero-Fortress was given to the Fortress to commemorate the heroic defence of the frontier stronghold during the very first weeks of the German-Soviet War. The title Hero-Fortress corresponds to the title Hero City, that was awarded to an eventual total of twelve Soviet cities.
Brest Fortress is one of the most important places to see in Belarus and by far the largest tourist attraction in Brest.
The fortress was not rebuilt at the end of the war, but instead became a shrine to the terrible and heroic events that took place there.