Defensive and other towers

Defensive and other towers of Belarus

Guard or defensive stone towers began to be built in Belarus in the second half of the XIII century. This was due to the fact that at this time siege tactics was changing: passive siege was replaced by an active assault. Also at various times a lot of fire and water towers were built in Belarus. Unfortunately, there aren’t various towers in good condition in Belarus.

Note: Here is the list of all settlements where there are objects of this type. The photograph is the logo of the locality, not the object. In many places there are several attractions of various types. The logo of the settlements always shows the main attraction, which may not be an object of this type.