Bryansk Oblast is covered in dense forest. But people lived in these impassable forests in ancient times. In the village of Yudinovo, you can see dwellings made from mammoth skulls built 15,000 years ago. Another famous attraction is the crystal iconostasis in Dyatkovo church.
The Bryansk Nature Reserve and neighboring protected forest reserves were created to preserve the untouched forest. The region's architectural monuments are also protected.
The Pokrovskaya Gora memorial complex is a historical place in Bryansk. This is where the fortified settlement of ancient Bryansk was in the 12th century. The central building is the Pokrovsky Cathedral, the oldest preserved church in Bryansk. In 1985, a memorial was opened to celebrate the town's thousandth anniversary; it is a snow white monument, and next to it stands a statue of Alexander Peresvet, a hero of the Battle of Kulikovo, a native of Bryansk, on a military horse; At his feet sits Bayan, the legendary bard, the storyteller of Russia and a native of Pridesenya, with a harp.
The poet Fyodor Tyutchev was born in the village of Ovstug in Bryansk, where he spent his childhood and regularly returned as an adult. A historical and literary museum named after Tyutchev was opened in 1989 in his native estate. Every year, on the second Saturday in June, a poetry festival is held here, dedicated to Tyutchev, not only as a poet, but also as a philosopher, lyricist and thinker.
Visitors come to the Tolstoy Park Museum in Bryansk fr om Russia as well as fr om many other countries; the museum was included in the Parks of the World monograph which describes the 400 most unusual parks on Earth. Wooden sculptures have been carved in the park out of the trunks of dead trees: Bryansk Madonna, Desnyanka, Emelya — there are 35 wooden sculptures here in total. The Tolstoy estate is in the village of Krasny Rog, wh ere the Russian Poetry Festival is held every year and wh ere you can listen to poets from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
In 1934, large fossil bones were discovered in Yudinovsky District during construction works. The Paleolit Museum opened in 1985 and immediately became famous around the world. Its exhibits includes two dwellings of mammoth hunters that are about 15,000 years old, one of the oldest preserved dwellings in the world.In the 18th century, the famous Maltsov industrialists founded a crystal production factory in the region. Today it operates under the name of the Dyatkovo Crystal Factory and has maintained the traditions of the skilled crystal craftsmen. In the church in Dyatkovo, dedicated to the Icon of the Mother of God "the Unburnt Bush", you can see the only crystal iconostasis in the world, made by Dyatkovo crystal craftsmen. Dyatkovo crystal is the best souvenir you can take from Bryansk and it is sold in lots of places in the city, not just in souvenir shops.