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Mir Castle Complex
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Mir Castle Complex

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Belarus
Description:
The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. After being abandoned for nearly a century and suffering severe damage during the Napoleonic period, the castle was restored at the end of the 19th century, with the addition of a number of other elements and the landscaping of the surrounding area as a park. Its present form is graphic testimony to its often turbulent history.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Mir Castle Complex", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.