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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www.belarusguide.com

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Aryna Karshunova (9 months 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 (11 months 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 (14 months 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
G L Littleton (2 years ago)
It's The Minsk Detention Center No. 1 operated by the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs, SIZO No. 1 is also the only facility that houses death row inmates. The execution of death row inmates occurs at the prison. It is also a pre-trial detention centre where arrested political activists are held. Per Wikipedia. Don't ask to go in.
Sera Utochka (2 years ago)
Не понимаю прикола. Тюрьма. За высокой стеной. Что там смотреть?
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