Mir Castle

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 Renaissance) over a period during which it was destroyed and restored repeatedly.

Mir Castle courtyard

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 below.

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