The Mirsky Castle Complex is located in the town of
Mir, Belarus. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since
by Duke Ilinich at the end of the 15th century, the castle is a unique monument of Belarusian
architecture and has incorporated several architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque, and
Renaissance) over a period during which it was destroyed and restored
The three-storied castle is decorated with limestone
portals, balconies, and porches. The square building has five tall towers at the corners,
with a drawbridge and grille to prevent an ambush.
as a fortress, the castle was designed to defend itself in an armed attack, and its walls have
loopholes for heavy cannon firing.
World War II, the Mir Castle was used as a ghetto for the Jewish
Get help with directions to reach the Mir Castle Complex using the map provided bellow.
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