Pischalauski Castle

Minsk, Belarus

Pischalauski Castle is also sometimes called the Belarusian Bastille. The castle was built in 1825. It formerly served as a prison. The architect was named Pishchala. The castle was the site of the imprisonment of Belarusian writer Yakub Kolas from 1908 to 1911. A portion of one the castle's four towers collapsed in April 2008.

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Founded: 1825
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belarus

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Andrey Fio (15 months ago)
It's a pity to see how the architectural monument is being destroyed. But as long as it is in demand in its current quality, and no progress is visible in changing the current status of this object, it will continue to collapse. The current owners, and the owners of these owners, do not care about his condition.
Mayura Foxy (16 months ago)
To restore, to bring a marafet, to lighten, to green, to remove the detention center and to make a good tourist facility.
Aryna Karshunova (2 years ago)
We came for a picnic in honor of political prisoner Dmitry Furmanov, we sit at night, very picturesque. 10/10 No one has been arrested yet.
Alex Kotrankov (2 years ago)
Wonderful place to spend a joint holiday with friends. A wide selection of apartments: from a single punishment cell to 24 local rooms in a hostel style (although in the tourist season the administration can accommodate up to 36 guests in a 24-bed room). The high moral principles of managers do not welcome cohabitation of married couples, and even more so couples out of wedlock. But there are exceptions to each rule, so in some progressive numbers you can find a roommate of your gender. Stylishly designed showers will return you to the atmosphere of the Soviet Union. A comfortable font for six to twelve “nipples” will give freshness, but the truth is only once a week. Three meals a day on the “almost all inclusive” system will surprise you with a variety of dishes, as well as introduce you to such delicacies as the “Mass grave” consisting of heads and bones of herring. And on Friday morning you will receive a compliment from the chef: an exquisite pea and pearl barley porridge, the taste and aroma of which will haunt you even after years. For those who are following the figure, the local low-calorie diet will be a pleasant bonus. A variety of walking yards will pleasantly surprise you. There are, like ordinary crap general, as well as elite, for 2-4 guests (pictured), in the "female building". Guests will like board games: bread chess and backgammon, as well as a wide selection of in-chamber quests, such as “weaving a horse”, “establishing a wet connection”, as well as epistolary workshops with the most respected guests. You will never forget the time spent here.
Tze Shiuan Kong (2 years ago)
pivkowsku castle was great!!! very rich history and culture behind the 700 year old castle. it still looks like in great condition! very accessible!! truly a unique architecture from normal castles in europe
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