Mozyr is one of the oldest towns in our country. The first mention dates back to 1155. Lenin Square is a historical, cultural, political center of Mozyr, which is located in the coastal area of the famous Pripyat river. In this town, you can find a 924-meters long bridge. It was built in 1958. People call this bridge “old”. The length of a new bridge is 947 meters. It is the longest bridge in our country. You can visit nature reserve so-called “Mozyr ravines”. It is an area of 1141.5 hectares. This beautiful ravine reserve is located within the town. Rare and endangered species of plants grow there. Mozyr is sometimes called Belarusian “Switzerland” because of its peculiar mountain terrain. It was opened in 2006. There are two routes which have different length and difficulty level. You can play hockey, skate or ride snowmobiles. There are inflatable slides and electro mobiles for little ones. In summer you can go mountain biking, roller skiing or skating. You can find tennis courts and golf courses as well.
Memorial Complex “Mound of fame”
A monument was erected in 1967. The memorial itself was opened on the 23rd anniversary of liberation from the Nazi invaders. The monument height is 45 meters, there is a large cube with lettering, a gun-howitzer from the second world war. The mound of fame has a bowl-star with eternal light, path to the mass grave of Mozyr soldiers and guerrillas. By 2012, a monument to warriors-internationalists who fought in Afghanistan was erected.
In 2010 passenger transportation by river existed in Mozyr. When the Soviet Union existed, river transport was rather popular. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, river transports stopped working. A route connecting Mozyr and Turov opened only in 2010.
The Mozyr castle is the main element of the town. According to records, the town was built around this castle.
The first information about the castle appeared in 1519, it was mentioned in the chronicles of Sigismund I. There were residential buildings, a palace, the St Savior church, three towers and a well in the castle courtyard. However, after the invasion of Tatars (1497, 1521, 1534), the Glinski rebellion, warlike activities of Vasili IV (1533), some parts of the castle were destroyed but they were rebuilt every time. The castle served as a good defensive building and was quite meaningful for the town and its history. By 1576, it was reconstructed. The castle size was increased and two additional towers were built. Mikhail Narbut supervised the building process. This reconstruction divided the town into “Old” and “New”, but it was connected by the castle.