Mir Travel Guide

  • Houses on old town square
    Houses on old town square
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  • Mir old town square. Houses and Catholic church
    Mir old town square. Houses and Catholic...
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  • Towers of Orthodox church in Mir
    Towers of Orthodox church in Mir
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  • Former Yeshiva building

    Yeshiva building was constructed at 1815. It is a construction, where local Jewish were taught. Near it there was synagogue. Some steps from Yeshiva you can see wooden houses with three windows to street side. It is a special style of Karaites nation houses. Mir was the place for different nations’ people: Jewish, Tartars, Gypsies, Karaites,...

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  • Catholic Church of St Nicolas

    St. Nicolas' church was built almost at the same period when the castle was constructed - at second half of 16th century. It is gothic style. In older photos the church was white and with Orthodox - like cupola. It looks nice from the panorama near castle.

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  • 17th September Square

    The old name of this square is Market Square. Even now it is market on the middle of it. You can find around some nice buildings, hotel, small shops. Square was famous in Mir, as it was central point of all nations and religion people, who met each other here.There are two churches in this square Orthodox and Catholic, but some years ago there was...

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  • Chapel for the Dukes Sviatopolks

    Chapel is located to the East of the Mir castle in the Landscape Park. It was built in 1904 by architect from St. Petersburg Marfeld. The way how chapel looks is interesting to me, as structure goes up like steps from one side to another. As I saw, there is park and some ponds around castle area.

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  • Beautiful Mir castle

    Mir castle is the main landmark of Belarus and, of course, in small city of Mir. It is an object that was inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage list in 2000. Built in beginning of 16th century at first it was for defensive purposes with the walls around. In 1568 castle was taken under the rule of famous rich Lithuanian family Radziwills. They...

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  • Mir castle

    Castle is a sight why tourists come to Mir. Mir castle is one of the most popular sights in Belarus territory.Mir castle was built in 15 century. Duke Ilinich started building in Gothic style. Then it belonged to Mikolaj Krzysztof Radziwill who continued building works in renaissance style.Castle has 5 towers. One of them has a portal - entrance to...

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  • Square

    Central square in Mir is like old town square. It is surrounded by 1-2 floor houses built in "old" style, looking pretty nice and colourful. They are renowed. Probably this houses are not from mid ages. On the square œome shops and bus station are situated. From the square you can see old Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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  • Mir downtown

    Calling it downtown is quite optimistic, since the centre of this town is really small, basically there's just a square, the 17th September Square, once a place for market. There are two churches on the opposite sides: the perfectly restored orthodox church and the run down catholic one. There once stood also a synagogue and a mosque, but there's...

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  • Chapel of the Sviatopolk-Mirski family

    Just behind the Mir castle lies the chapel of the Sviatopolk-Mirski family, the last owners of the castle before WWII.It's quite an interesting piece of 20th century architecture, in orthodox style, the little chapel is very strange and particular, surely worth a visit. Very beautiful is the icon of Jesus on the facade.There around you will...

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Mir Off The Beaten Path

  • Another UNESCO place - Nesvizh

    Nesvizh, located some 50 kilometers from Mir, is another tourism place of Belarus. Nesvizh city is famous because of its castle - the residence of Radziwill family. The castle was built at 16th century and all that time was the place for culture of that region, the mix of Western and Southern European cultures and architectural styles. The castle...

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  • Zhirovichi monastery complex

    The most beautiful place I visited in rural Belarus is without any doubt Zhirovichi and its monastery complex. It's once again not very close to Mir, but since I visited it on the same day-trip I found it easier to write something here on the off the beaten path tips.In there's Zhirovichi the only working seminary in Belarus, the "Minsk Priesthood...

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  • Synkavichy Fortified Church

    If you have a car, not so far away from Mir (but not so close either) you can find the fortified church of Synkavichy, a fine example of 15/16th century gothic fortified church. It really looks more like a castle rather than a church, with four towers and arrow loops. The defensive walls are also very thick and the small windows are very high on...

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    by Raimix Updated Feb 27, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Small city of Mir is famous because its castle complex, that was inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. One criterion, why it was made is the mix of three architectural styles of castle - Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. All these styles represent historical changes of Mir and fits well to architecture of castle. It is said, that Mir castle is one of the best examples of Central European castles.

    The is the black side of castle reconstruction: some days ago on one TV program it was shown, that there is underground garage under some part of castle. What is more, there is a modern lift added in one tower of castle. I think it is remain from Soviet Union times.

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