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Biržai Castle is a castle in Biržai, Lithuania. Construction of the bastion-type castle started in 1586 by the order of Mikalojus Kristupas Radvila. Major castle building works were finished in 1589. Since the second half of the 17th century, the castle has been the main seat of the Biržai-Dubingiai Radvila family line, which was transferred here from the Dubingiai Castle. Biržai Castle served as a major defensive structure during the wars with Sweden.

The castle was reconstructed from ruins in the 1980s, in the Renaissance-Baroque style, the residential manor of the castle houses a library and a regional history museum "Sėla" (literally Selonia), founded in 1928.

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