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Brest railway station description and photos - Belarus: Brest. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Brest railway station was opened on May 28, 1886. The first version of the station was similar, according to contemporaries, to a medieval castle with four turrets, inside which were hidden water towers.
Brest historically stood at the intersection of water and land roads. With the opening of railway communication in the Russian Empire, it was decided to make the Brest railway station a gateway to Europe and build it so that foreigners would not be ashamed.
The builders have tried their best. There have been rave reviews of how the station was beautifully lit by electric lanterns (a sign of progress) and heated by steam heating. Emperor Alexander III himself was present at the opening of the Brest railway station.
The Brest railway station was built for growth. The area of the building was about 4 thousand square meters, which was large at the time of the opening of the station. However, by the beginning of the 20th century, trains were leaving from here in six directions: to Wlodawa, Vysoko-Litovsk, Bryansk, Kiev, Moscow and Warsaw.
During the First World War, the station building was thoroughly destroyed by the retreating army. However, during the time when Brest belonged to Poland (1919-1939) the station was completely restored. The facade of the building was also rebuilt in a mixture of classicism and baroque styles.
In the early days of the Great Patriotic War, defense was organized in the station building. After the end of the war, the station became the border station of the Soviet Union. It was decided to reconstruct the building and build a high spire, which gave it a resemblance to Moscow University. The spire was hoisted exactly the same star as at Moscow State University. The spire was 41 meters high. The station was faced with marble from the most famous deposits of the country, and it became a kind of "museum of marble".
The next reconstruction of the station was carried out quite recently. Now Brest railway station again meets the latest technical progress and international class of comfort.
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