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The Mir castle

The Mir castle is known to every Belarusian. It is an outstanding sample of fortification art of the 16th century. The castle was encircled with earthworks and bastions. The castle walls are 13 meters high and 75 meters long. The castle has the form of a wry rectangle close to a square. The four towers form the castle’s corners. The fifth tower with an entrance arch is situated in the middle of the western wall. The castle is included into the list of the UNESCO monuments.