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This is an old castle located in the very small city of Mir - one of the greatest historic monument in Belarus. It was built approximately in 1506-1510 and now it's a most attractive touristic place in our country. It has five towers each approx. 25 meters height. All of them were built in Gothic style, which was very typical for all Belarussian architecture in XV-XVI ages but now only two towers (main and south-western) kept their Gothic features. Other towers were rebuilted during the Renaissance. The Castle was many times destroyed and burnt (in 1655, 1705, 1812...)

At a time being The Castle is on restoration and scientists are getting new data on its history and architecture.

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