The castle was built in 1825. It formerly served as a prison. The architect was named Pishchala. The castle was the site of the imprisonment of Belarusian writer Yakub Kolas from 1908 to 1911.
In 2008 the castle was in use as a pre-trial detention center:
Pishchalauski Сastle in Valadarski Street in Minsk, where a pre-trial detention center is situated, is crumbling. One of these days a part of the building where among other offenders political prisoners are kept, has collapsed.
A portion of one the castle's four towers collapsed in April 2008.