Tower of Kamianiec

Tower of Kamianiec

The Tower of Kamianiec (Kamyanyets) is located in the town of Kamianiec, about 34 km from Brest, in Belarus. Tower of Kamianiec History Designed by the architect Oleksa and built during 1271-1289, the Tower of Kamyanyets remains the main landmark of Kamianiec today. It stands atop a raised bank overlooking the Liasnaja River. Regarded as […]

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Navahrudak Castle

Navahrudak Castle

One of the most famous castles in Belarus, Navahudrak Castle was one of the strongholds of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Navahrudak Castle History As early as the 11th and 12th centuries the walls of the castle were repeatedly stormed by enemy troops. In the second half of the 13th century, the first tower was

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Mir Castle Belarus

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. Mir Castle History 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

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lida castle tower

Lida Castle

Lida Castle History The Grand Duke of the Great Lithuanian Principality Gedymin ordered 1323 the foundations of a stone castle in Lida (Grodno region) to strengthen the defense of his lands from the crusaders’ assaults. The construction works continued for five years, the north-western tower of the castle was built at the same time together

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Krevo castle, Bulgaria

Krevo Castle

The Krevo Castle is located in the Grodno region of Belarus. It is mainly famous for the fact that on the 14th of August 1385, the Krevo Union was signed in this castle. That document became the beginning of the creation of the Great Lithuanian Principality and the Polish Crown. The stones of the castle

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Halshany Castle

Halshany Castle

The ruins of the Halshany Castle can fascinate any visitor with their picturesque look. The castle was built by P Sapega between the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Similar to the Mir Castle Complex, the Halshany castle had high towers at its corners and along the wall perimeter, there were dwelling houses that created

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Brest Fortress Belarus

Brest Fortress

Brest Fortress was erected in the middle of the 19th century, and it is located in the city of Brest, at the Belarusian border with Poland. The fortress was located at a strategic point of the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union, being one of the most western fortresses. In the 19th century, the

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