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. Erected in 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 the area. 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.Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Liasnaja river, the tower is the main landmark of Kamyenyets today. The first record in the chronicles about the foundation of the tower dates from 1276. It was erected in the 1270s. Today it is a national historic site. Since 1960 the tower houses a branch of the Brest regional museum.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Kamyenyets

Official Website http://belayavezha.kamenets.by/

Address Пивненко, Каменец, Belarus

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

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