Start your date with Babrujsk with the historical district.
It is one of the few Belarusian towns that preserves the pre-Revolution residential architecture of the 19th – 20th centuries. One of the best-known buildings is the house which the locals have dubbed 'Port Arthur'. The building is monolithic and rectangular, with only two entrances. When they are closed, the house is transformed into a fully-fledged fortress.
Walking along Internacyjanaĺnaja street, pay attention to the Katzenelsons' house. Legend has it that Feye Breyne Katzenelson once saw a house in the Baltic to which she took immediate liking. She instantly ordered for the house to be delivered to Babrujsk. The building, with its two-tiered towers topped with conical roof, facade and round attic window, was disassembled, transported and reassembled in the town.
Babrujsk Fortress is one of the main historical sights. The construction started in the early 1800s and was ordered by Alexander I who wanted to fortify the western borders of the Russian Empire on the eve of the War of 1812. It was ranked Class 1 and equipped with the state-of-the-art military technology known at that time.
The locals take pride in St. George's Church which used to be the main church for soldiers stationed at Babrujsk Fortress. St. George's Church was visited by Emperor Nicholas II in 1916.
Visiting Babrujsk, be sure to snap a pic with the beaver – the monument located in the heart of the town in the pedestrian part of vulica Sacyjalistyčnaja (Sotsialisticheskaya street).
Add the tour of Belshina plant to your itinerary to see how superlarge truck tyres are made.
Take the tasty local zefir with you for sweet memories of your trip!