Day trip to Kamyanyets
During our 3 days in Brest we also took a day trip to Kamyanyets, which is located about 35 km north of Brest. The small town has approximately 9000 inhabitants and it was recommended to us by a young Belarusian couple, whom we had met earlier in Minsk.
The most importnat sight of the town is the Tower of Kamyanyets, whose history dates back to the late 13th century. Other well worth seeing sights include the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Simon, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter and Paul and the Monument to Oleksa.
Kamyanyets is served by several daily buses and mini buses (marshrutki) from Brest's bus station. In summer 2011 a single ticket cost approximately 6000 BYR.
For more info about the town, please check out my Kamyanyets page here on VT:
Kamyanyets - Quaint gem of a Belarusian town
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