Originally, it was a town green. By mid-19th century, the fashion for squares was greenery. Till present it is a garden square.
The previous names:
Russian periodDumskaya Square, Ratushnaya (Town Hall) Square
Polish periodPlac J. Pilsudskiego ( J.Pilsudski Square )
Soviet periodploshchad Svobody (Freedom Square)
The main attractions in the square:
War memorialIt was put up in 1965 to commemorate the Soviet troops that liberated Brest on July 28, 1944. Every year the 28 July is celebrated as the Day of the City.
Sculptor Moisey Altshuler designed the monument. In the picture (in the center) with Soviet war veterans.
A big boulder commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Brest's liberation.
Indian summer of 2009!
The south-eastern corner of the square.
Budyonny Str. and Sov. Pogranichnikov Str.
A commercial college is seen on the opposite side.
You can view the square in winter here
More in the project "Old and New Brest"