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Mir Castle

Mir Castle

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #1 in Minsk things to do
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Mir, Belarus
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Construction of Mir Castle was begun in the 15th century, and over time has gone through Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque stages. The building is a "graphic testimony to [the region's] often turbulent ... Read more
history," therefore earning it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

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Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture, it was built by duke Ilinich in early 16th century near village Mir (Grodno Region) instead of wooden feudal farmstead, which existed there in 15th century.

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I communicated with grumpy bus drivers in order to visit three towns in the countryside: Dudutki, Mir, and Njasvizh. These small towns were nice, each one showing off a few dilapidated 500-year-old buildings. The sixteenth century Mir Castle, a UNESCO site, was memorable. Located 85 kilometers from Minsk, the red brick castle has a stone spiral staircase that lets you explore the floors and the archaeological museum. On the other hand, if you never see these places, you’re not missing much.

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Mir castle electrified me.

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