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10 best castles of Ukraine

Ukraine is rich in castles, but unfortunately not so rich to keep them all in good condition. Nevertheless, the work in this direction is underway, there are quite a lot of locks, which will please any traveler.

Any tourist rating is always controversial, most of such rankings are created by copywriters who just looking for pretty pictures on the internet. In our list we rely on the extensive experience of travel, so consider it objectively.

10. Zbarazh Castle

The castle was built brothers princes from Zbarazh, who studied from Galileo Galilei. Two famous cossacks, Ivan Bohun and Nestor Morozenko, died during the battle near the walls of the fortress. These events were further described in the famous novel "With Fire and Sword".

Zbarazh Castle
Zbarazh Castle Yuriy Buriak

9. Castle-Palace of the Count Schoenborn

This palace is unique in its kind. There are exactly 365 windows, 52 rooms, and 12 doors. An architect was likely to be addicted to numbers and calendars. In front of the castle there is a pond, the form of which resembles the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time.

Palace of the Count Schoenborn
Palace of the Count Schoenborn Yuriy Buriak

8. Svirzh Castle

Photogenic castle on the shore of the pond. Unfortunately it stands empty.

Svirzh Castle
Svirzh Castle kapitoliy.net.ua

7. Olesko Castle

Small, but, nevertheless, pretty and well-kept castle, also conveniently located.

Olesko Castle
Olesko Castle tour-collection.com.ua

6. Castle-fortress in Khotyn

Popular with filmmakers fortress, situated in a picturesque location on the banks of the Dniester.

Castle-fortress in Khotyn
Castle-fortress in Khotyn Yuriy Buriak

5. Lutsk castle

Lubart Castle is the pride of Lutsk. The only surviving architectural monuments in Ukraine left from the era of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Lubart's Castle, the symbol of the city
Lubart's Castle, the symbol of the city Yuriy Buriak

4. Castle in Pidgirtsi

Big and beautiful castle-palace, currently is a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery. Unfortunately surrounding area is not well kept, due to continues renovation.

Pidgirtsi Castle
Pidgirtsi Castle Yuriy Buriak

3. Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi

The biggest fortification of Ukraine.

Belgorod-Dniester fortress
Belgorod-Dniester fortress 1zoom.ru

2. Palanok Castle in Mukachevo

The most well-kept and renovated castle in Ukraine. Located on the mountain with a height of 70 meters. In the 18th century was the strongest fortress in the east of the Austrian Empire.

Palanok Castle
Palanok Castle .

1. Castle in Kamianets-Podilskyi

The most picturesque castle in Ukraine. Located in a very beautiful location, on a rock, around which runs the river Smotrych in the canyon.

Castle from the observation deck
Castle from the observation deck Yuriy Buriak

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Comments (Total: 4)

2016-06-21 17:29 # 1 Abder
You have to add Swallows Nest Castle in Yalta


2017-05-29 05:56 # 2 lera
please, check that you have location for each castle.

2018-05-03 22:49 # 3 Oleh Kurliuk

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