Mir Castle Complex in Belarus

Mir Castle Complex in Belarus

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Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture that impresses with its strength and solidity and with all that, gracefulness and finality, and sophisticated external decoration. Its great towers, tall walls, three-storied palace keeping mysterious traces of the past look so majestic even now. It is located at Mir – a small town on the banks of the river Mirunka in the district of Korelichy within the county of Grodno. The construction of this Belarus Gothic style castle was started in the 1520s by Duke Ilinich. In 1568 the castle came into the hands of Mikolay Radziwil, who completed it in Renaissance style. The successful blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes Mir Castle one of the most impressive castles in Europe.

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Historic Centre of Evora, Portugal

Historic Centre of Evora, Portugal

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Evora is one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns. City is situated in the heart of the arid Alentejo region of central Portugal. Historically, Evora was an important trading and religious centre, and this is reflected by the many tourists attractions which can be discovered within the city walls. Cathedrals, churches, aqueducts and ancient castle walls all serve to create the feeling that Évora is a living, breathing museum to Portugal’s rich past. And yet, as a university city, Évora, Portugal, is also a window to the country’s exciting future.

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