Castles in Medininkai

Medininkai Castle

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Medininkai Castle (lietuvių. Medininkų pilis), a medieval castle in Vilnius district, Lithuania, was built in the late 13th century or the first quarter of the 14th century. The defensive perimeter of the castle was 6.5 hectares; it is the largest enclosure type castle in Lithuania.

]] The castle was built on plain ground and was designed for flank defense. The rectangular castle's yard covered approximately 1.8 hectares and was protected by walls 15 meters high and 2 meters thick. The castle had 4 gates and towers. The main tower (donjon), about 30 meters high, was used for residential quarters. Medininkai was first mentioned in 1392. The castle was badly damaged by a major fire in the late 15th century. Because of increased use of firearms, this type of castle was no longer suited for defensive purposes and was later used as a residence. During the 17th – 18th centuries it was reorganized into a farm and a bakery.

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