Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mir Castle

It’s located in the town of Mir in the Grodno region of Belarus. Located 100 km south of Minsk, off the Brest highway.

The construction of the castle began at the end of the 15th century, in the Gothic architecture style. Building of the castle was completed by Duke Ilinich in early 16th century near the village Mir. Since the late 18-th century the castle had been property of the Gogengoe Count Family. The last private owners of the citadel the Prince Swiatopolk of Mir and his family. After that the castle used to host a military garrison. After that the castle used to host a military garrison. All rooms had stoves, fire-places, ceilings sculptured with gilt, parquet. Paneled doors were with internal French locks. The earth grosses sprinkled around the castle with four bastions and created the defensive building – a semicircular wall in front of the central tower. In 1994,Unesco placed the Castle of Mir in the top category of the world culture monuments. On November 29, 2000 the UNESCO included the Castle of Mir in the list of the world’s legacy.

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