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Lida Castle, Lida

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Lida Castle was one of several citadels erected by Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania in the early 14th century to defend his lands against the expansion of the Teutonic Knights. Other links in this chain of defense included Hrodna, Navahrudak, Kreva, Medininkai, and Trakai. The modern town of Lida, Belarus grew up around this castle. Lida Castle is 141m above sea level.The site selected for the castle is naturally defended by the Kamenka and Lida rivers to east and west. Construction of boulder walls was carried out in 1323, 1324, and 1325. Later they were faced with red brick. The castle had two angle towers and a church, which was moved outside the walls in 1533. The upper storeys of both towers were lived in.Despite its strong fortifications, Lida was taken by the Teutonic Knights on several occasions . Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas gave it to his ally, Khan Tokhtamysh, who settled "in a yurt near the castle". In 1406, the family of Yury of Smolensk was locked up in Lida as hostages; his attempt to take the castle and liberate them was not successful. In 1433, Lida was a point of contention between Švitrigaila and his cousin Sigismund Kęstutaitis.
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  • Of course its size is impressive. But the overall impression was fake. Now the castle became the center of knightly festivals, this is probably the only event that allows you to draw attention to it. In winter, there's nothing to do and Yes inside uninteresting. It is possible that something else it's finished and completed time will tell.
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  • Can immediately write Interent! In general the impression is not bad, but very striking modern is not well carried out restoration. The castle itself was closed-too like restoration, but conducted in the Courtyard Theatre. action.. would not big = not offered, and so simply resembled.
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  • We were a family in Lida during the Christmas holidays of the year 2017. By this time the severe cyclone Alex snow already all emptied, and Claus nerastrachennyj remained in excess. It is Frost it and shared generously, that felt very clearly. Probably for the same reason, in the castle of visitor observed only by us. The castle itself inspires respect as solid outpost. He would still get plenty of attention in the financial aspect, then the efforts of restorers we'd brought just chic pattern fortification. It is said that summer at Castle Square demonstration held jousting tournaments. And here in the winter, dullish there ...
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