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Mir Castle

The Mirsky Castle Complex is located in the town of Mir, Belarus. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.

Founded 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 repeatedly.

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.

Built as a fortress, the castle was designed to defend itself in an armed attack, and its walls have loopholes for heavy cannon firing.

During World War II, the Mir Castle was used as a ghetto for the Jewish population.

Mir Castle Map

Get help with directions to reach the Mir Castle Complex using the map provided bellow.


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Mirsky Castle Photos

Mir Castle Belarus
Mir Castle Belarus

Mirsky castle
Mir Castle courtyard

Mirsky Castle Detail
Mirsky Castle Detail

Chapel Sviatopolk Belarus
Chapel Sviatopolk Belarus

Mirsky Castle Belarus
Mirsky Castle Belarus

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