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Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest

#38 of 621 things to do in Belarus Features Animals
near Kamianiuki | Brest Voblast and Hrodna Voblast, Belarus
+375 1631 56-398
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Ancient trees, bisons and Father Frost – Bialowieza Forest offers it all!

Bialowieza Forest, or Belovezhskaya Pushcha as the locals call it, is one of the largest and oldest... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Great for cycling

Even though this place is popular with travelers hoping for a glimpse of the European Bison, I did... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Animesh S
Minsk, Belarus
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near Kamianiuki | Brest Voblast and Hrodna Voblast, Belarus
+375 1631 56-398
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Bialowieza Forest, or Belovezhskaya Pushcha as the locals call it, is one of the largest and oldest forests in Europe. In an area of 64 km2, the forest has historically hosted wild animals from bears and boars to the famous bisons and horses. It is...More

1  Thank Ergukun
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Even though this place is popular with travelers hoping for a glimpse of the European Bison, I did not get a glimpse of any animal (other than a few squirrels). Towards the end of the cycling route is an enclosure with different animals (including the...More

Thank Animesh S
Reviewed October 21, 2016

An hour's drive from Brest, this park has a replica of an old farm house, makes vodka and has a zoo (unusual for a national park). The zoo has two beautiful brown bears in small damp concrete and steel cages.

2  Thank Anne C
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The forest isn't ancient as I have seen written in places. Essentially it is a large pine forest with some oak and silver birch thrown in. Bus from Brest costs 3.81 BYN, and bike hire for 3 hours cost 13.00 BYN, but two hours to...More

1  Thank r7271
Reviewed July 25, 2016

In this review I talk about the Belarusian part of the Bialowieza Forest! I've been there so many times, I think more than 10. I see how this place develops and I am sure a successful future waits it. I adore it! If you are...More

1  Thank TheHappySmurf
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Belovezhskaya forest may seem a great place with large expanses of forest, good places for cycling, with some museums, ethnographic places, etc. There is also high possibility to see some wild European forest animals – deers, boars and even bisons in the forests. For these...More

1  Thank acorna
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Unesco great national park of Belarus and of the biggest in Europe. Must a visit for all ages, toured guide inside. Museum and restaurant are available on site as well.

1  Thank Tal R
Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you are in Belarus, then a visit to this forest is a must. It can easily be visited on a day trip from Brest using the local buses. I couldn't find much information online so here's what the situation was when I travelled there...More

13  Thank armrestdominance
Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great place for cycling, lots of fresh air, cheap and tasty food, credit cards everywhere accepted. You can also see bisons and some other animals, visit the residence of the Belorussian Santa Claus and some museums. Recommend.

2  Thank N4T4LI4
Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went to Puscha with my friend. We were hitchhiking witch is pretty easy in Belorussia paid entrance fee (reasonable price), rented two bikes (Its cheap ) ad went to one of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen in my life. So fresh,...More

1  Thank Irina M
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June 13, 2015|
Response from Lidia V |
1. There are few hotels at this place, the price per night per person from 20 to 130 euro (of course it depends on your wishes and abilities))) You can reach the park by bus from Brest. it rides several times during a... More
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