Mir Castle in Grodno region is one of the most important tourist attractions in Belarus, an outstanding 16th-century fortification and a UNESCO World Heritage site
A three-storey palace was built along the eastern and northern walls of the castle which had forty fretted rooms. Earth walls were built around the castle with bastions at the corners, surrounded by a water moat.
An Italian garden was laid to the north of the walls and an artificial lake was established to the south.
In 2000 UNESCO designated Mir Castle a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site.
The successful blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes Mir Castle one of the most impressive castles in Europe.
Following intensive restoration works, Mir Castle was reopened to the public in December 2010.
Besides the museum, the complex offers a conference hall, restaurant, hotel as well as the possibility to do a wedding ceremony on site.