Tower of Kamyanyets

Local nameКаменецкая башня
LocationKamyenyets, Republic of Belarus

The Tower of Kamyenyets, often called by the misnomer the White Tower, is the main landmark of the town of Kamyenyets in Belarus. The name Bielaja Vieža, which literally means White Tower or White Fortress in Belarusian, presumably derives from the tower's proximity to the Belavezhskaya Pushcha Forest, but not from its color, which has been brick-red through the ages, never white.The first record in the chronicles about the foundation of the tower dates from 1276. Erected between 1271–1289 by the architect Oleksa as a frontier stronghold on the northern border of the Principality of Volhynia, it is the only such tower remaining to this day in Belarus.

Today it is a national historic site. Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Liasnaja river, the tower is the main landmark of Kamyenyets today. Since 1960 the tower houses a branch of the Brest regional museum. In January 30, 2004, the site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List, in the Cultural category.

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Address Пивненко, Каменец, Belarus

Coordinates 52°24'17.258" N 23°49'10.057" E

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