Pinsk

Pinsk is a city in Belarus in Brest Oblast located at the confluence of the Pina and Prypiat rivers. First mentioned in 1097, it enjoyed reasonable local importance for centuries, being at different times a seat of Orthodox bishops, a location of a big Jesuit college, and home for a thriving Jewish community. Today it has a population of around 130,000.

Get in

Pinsk is conveniently reachable by railway from Minsk and from Brest.

See

Main city sights are located along Pina river banks:

Jesuit Collegium
Orthodox St. Theodore Cathedral

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