Lubcha Castle

Lubcha, Belarus

Lubcha Castle was a residential castle of the Radziwill family on the left bank of the Neman River at Lubcha near Navahradak. The castle was founded in 1581 as a fortified residence of Jan Kiszka, a powerful Calvinist magnate. It had timber walls, a single stone tower, and was surrounded by moats on three sides, the fourth side protected by the river. Lubcha later passed to Janusz Radziwiłł, Great Hetman of Lithuania, who expanded the castle by adding three stone towers. In 1655 it was taken and devastated by the rebellious Cossacks under Ivan Zolotarenko.

Only the barbican and one other tower were left standing after the Cossack incursion. The deserted estate changed owners several times, remaining untenanted until the mid-19th century, when a Gothic Revival palace was built on the grounds. The Lubcha estate suffered much damage during both world wars. The palace was reduced to a shell in 1914 and was remodeled into a school building by the Soviets in 1947.



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Н6325, Lubcha, Belarus
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Founded: 1581
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belarus

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my humps (2 years ago)
will be absolutely adorable place when finished with reconstruction.. we r already ready 2 rent it 4 resto, hotel and activities)
Nik Do (2 years ago)
A beautiful castle with a wonderful view of the Nemunas. Much needs to be restored, but quietly the process is underway. What has been restored looks great and looks harmonious in the city
vLADIK Osipik (2 years ago)
ЗАМОК КИШЕК И РАДЗИВИЛЛОВ - г.п. Любча, Новогрудский р-н, Гродненская обл., РБ. Строительство замкового комплекса началось в XVII в. при Яне Кишке. А уже завершение строительства произошло при Радзивилле, зяте Я.Кишки. Ансамбль представляет собой хорошо укрепленный замкнутый комплекс, в котором в XVIII в. строится деревянный дворец. Такой прием замкнутой пространственной композиции был типичным для большинства дворцово-замковых ансамблей XVI—XVII вв. В период между 1864 и 1870 гг., вместо старого деревянного дворца строится новый, белокаменный с боковыми башнями. Из четырех башен замка сохранились две. Башни сложены из кирпича и валунов. Главная башня, в основании кубическая. Кроме башен за земляными укреплениями находятся два двухэтажных корпуса, построенные на месте древних построек в конце XVIII — первой половине XIX в. Земляные валы и рвы, окружающие территорию бывшего комплекса, создают впечатляющий "островок истории", своеобразный архитектурно-археологический заповедник.
Диана Клышко (2 years ago)
отличное место, но оно находится в реконструкции. если увидеть охранника и договориться с ним, то можно попасть в сами башни, в которых можно увидеть один из этапов восстановления. лично была в двух башнях. очень понравилось
Евгений Полуэктов (2 years ago)
Interesting place. The castle is being repaired by volunteers
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