This week’s featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Belarus. Constructed in the latter part of the 15th century, Mir Castle Complex is like something out of a fairy tale. This stunning castle was expanded and updated in the 16th century, and contains Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements, including turrets, towers and a drawbridge.
According to the UNESCO World Heritage site, “Mir Castle is an exceptional example of a central European castle, reflecting in its design and layout successive cultural influences (Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance) that blend harmoniously to create an impressive monument to the history of this region.”
Want to check out Mir Castle? First, you’ll need to acquire a visa from the Belarus embassy. Apply before your trip, as you will not be able to apply for a visa at the airport. Here are the documents you will need to apply:
- 1 visa application form
- 1 passport-sized photo of yourself
- If you are going on a tour, you need a letter from the tour company confirming your reservation with them and your itinerary.
- If you are going alone, you need a hotel reservation from an authorized Belarussian travel agency. The agency will provide you with an authorization number for your application form.
- If you are a former Soviet/Belarussian, you will also need to prove how you lost your Soviet/Belarussian citizenship. Generally, you can use the documents you used to get your US citizenship.
- Your US passport
In addition to getting a visa from the Belarus embassy, if you have connections in other countries, like Russia, you may need additional visas for those countries. RushMyTravelVisa can assist you by researching your itinerary and walking through the steps to get each one of the visas you need.
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