World Heritage Sites in Belarus


Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest

(52.72-52.80 N 23.80-23.93 E) -- satellite image

The Mir Castle Complex

(53.45 N 26.47 E) --
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The building of the castle was completed by Duke Ilinich in early 16th century near the village Mir. Around 1568 the Mir Castle passed into the hands of Duke Radziwil, who finished building the Castle in the Renaissance architecture style.


Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh

(53.223 N 26.691 E) --
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The Radziwill dynasty, who built and kept the ensemble from the 16th century till 1939, gave birth to some of the most important personalities in European history and culture. Due to their efforts, the town of Nesvizh came to exercise great influence in the sciences, arts, crafts and architecture.


Struve Geodetic Arc

(70.670 N 23.663 E) --
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Joint listing: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations running through ten countries and over 2,820km (1752 miles) from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea. The survey was carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, and represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian. 34 of the original 265 station points are included in the listing.



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Last Updated: September 24, 2017