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The Castle of Svisloch

Mogilev Region, Osipovichi District

Moss-grown ruins are the only reminder of the former grandeur of the Castle of Svisloch.

The castle was built in the 11th century on a high peninsular where the River Svisloch joins the River Berezina. The citadel used to be a brake on Polotsk’s expansion on the lands of Belarus. Historians attribute the emergence of the castle of Gleb Vseslavovich of Mensk.

The castle site used to be surrounded by a 22-metre wide ditch.

The castle used to be a residence of the Count of Svisloch and an administrative centre in the time of the Great Duchy of Lithuania.

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