Kamenets Tower / Belaya Vezha / White Tower
The town of Kamenets, is home to a unique specimen of defense architecture – the Kamenets Tower (also referred to as the Kamenets Pillar or Kamenets Vezha). Its origins go back a long way to the second half of the 13th century.
The majestic building resembling a chess rook is located on the hill near the Lesnaya River which was full-flowing back then.
According to the chronicles, Kamenets Tower was built between 1276 and 1288 on the orders of Galicia–Volhynia Prince Vladimir Vasilkovich by architect Aleksa who found the site to build a town and a wooden castle.
During the 14th-17th centuries the tower survived crusaders’ raids and assaults by Polish and Lithuanian forces, armies of Rzeczpospolita, Sweden and the Moscow State.
Currently the silhouette of Kamenets Tower is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Belarus. The word combination Belaya Vezha (White Tower) has become a brand.
Today Kamenets Tower is a historical and cultural monument protected by the state.
The Kamenets Tower Museum is located here, too. The excursions named "Kamenets Architectural Monuments" are organized on the observation platform of the tower. This must-see site is included in various excursions.
The Kamenets Tower is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.
Well, it's just a tower. No surprise :) I've heard you can take a guided tour but I had no chance .
The landscape view is amazing
Best place to visit here. 30m oO. Stunning view
Well restored, redecorated, looks nice, clean and comfortable. The views from the hill are stunning, tickets for the exposition of purely symbolic value. A good aunty:)
Beautiful place. The tower stands on a hill overlooking a beautiful landscape: rural houses, farmland, river Forest.
The tour did not have time now, sorry) the Place is fun, the view from the top is excellent. The only drawback - the ticket office is in the tower and near the square. When you take the ticket to the tower say that on the lookout, too, will go (it is paid separately), to not have to run twice for a ticket. They will not ask. We were lucky and the guide allowed us on the condition that pay at exit, so that run was not necessary. But it is better to pay immediately.
Remember that to get on the roof of the tower, had to pretend to be a provincial journalist what that rag... And generally the place is cute, the tower deserves special attention in the collection of travel.
A cool tower. Great view from the top. Suggest to take a tour. A cheap ticket and a great guide.