Brest Pavilion


The cosy pavilion on the high bank of the Oruveski Lake bears the name of Brest. The view from the pavilion is simply breathtaking.

In the second half of the 19th century, the pavilion is also simply called ‘BELVEDERE’ (‘beautiful view’ in Italian). This term is used for any separate architectonically designed vista point in park architecture or certain castle portions that enable one to admire beautiful landscapes. These structures became especially popular in English landscape gardens.

Brest was a classicistic open viewing pavilion encircled by a baluster and supporting on columns. It was built in the second half of the 19th century, when the manor was ruled by Alexander von der Pahlen, and it got its name from the Brest Fortress located on the tip of Bretagne (Brittany). The pavilion was rebuilt in its original form in 1974.