The Ruins of the Castle of Navaharadak

The castle of Navaharadak was built in the late 10th century as a Ruthenian Christian outpost in the land of pagan Sudavian tribes. In the 13th century the Lithuanian prince Mindoug choose it as his residency and center of his conquest of Lithuania. In 1252 he was even coronated here. For several centuries the castle was a stronghold withstanding of the Teutonic Crusaders. After a hard siege of 1394 it was rebuilt and again ruined only in 1706 by Sweden soldiers.

Way to the Castle Hill

Way to the Castle Hill

Rests of the Shield and Church Towers

Rests of the Shield and Church Towers

Shield Tower

In the late 14th century the Shield Tower was 5-stored

Medieval Walls

Medieval Walls

View to the Cathedral of Sts Gleb and Boris of the 16th century

View to the church of St Nicholas of the 18th century

View to the Jesuit Cathedral of the 16th century

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    • # Lynda

      Great set??beautiful compositions and some intriguing angles. My favorite??the first.

      2008.06.04 Edited Reply Cancel

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