Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Mirza Difficult Castle

Mirza castle, called also Bourzey castle, is from 10-th century structures. First Byzantines built it, subsequently fortifications added to the doors by Ayoubits. Mamelouks also added some features. Visible structures are a small church, 21 towers, cisterns of waters, arrow shooters stands, etc.

Mirza castle is unreachable by car. The western façade is most probable to be climbed, and that we did to reach the castle. We parked the car at the spring of the village near to it, by 3 km, and then walked newly dug road which brings you to the western façade.

Mirza castle is still away from hands of people who constantly mess up some of the structures, stones, features of the ruined places. This place is recommended for scouts, exercising their ability to climb mountains. It was a joy to reach the old stones, but after being soaked like in water! The silence of the place was great.

Mirza Castle

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