15 The Only Preserved Castle of the XIII Century In Ukraine

The Only Preserved Castle of the XIII Century In Ukraine


Many castles are surrounded with atmosphere described in magical stories of love that can often be tragic. Olessky castle is Ukraine is not an exception. The park around it hides many legends and time is stopped here.

Architectural Museum-Reserve “Olessky castle”, a division of the Lviv Art Gallery – a unique treasure where collected more than five hundred works of painting, sculptures, decorative art of western Ukrainian lands X-XVIII cc. Most of them are exhibited here for the first time. Guide tells of artistic treasures of the museum, the castle itself – the restored monument of ancient architecture.

This is the place where a future king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth named Jan III Sobessky was born.

The castle was first mentioned in 1327 and was believed to be located at the border of Poland and Lithuania.

It was surrounded by walls that were 10 m high and 2.5 meters wide. A marshy and impassable area stretched behind the walls.

Now every hall of the museum is a mere exhibit. A plenty of sculptures and fountains are located in the park around the castle. Let’s go inside the castle.

Many movies have been shot here.

Other internal premises.

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15 Responses to “The Only Preserved Castle of the XIII Century In Ukraine”

  1. Mariel says:

    Very very beatiful but in poor conditions …. isn’t it?

  2. Maraudon says:

    Amazing! When I’ll become a millionare I’m buying one of those!

  3. TORUŃCZYK says:

    TAK NISZCZEJE DZIEDZICTWO I ZABYTKI POLSKIE ROZKRADANE PRZEZ PONAD 60 LAT NA TERENACH KTORE BEZPRAWNIE UKRADL ZSRR I WYGONIL Z NICH MILIONY POLAKOW KTORZY ZYLI NA TYCH TERENACH OD SETEK LAT TE TERENY ZAWSZE BYLY I POZOSTANA POLSKIE BO PRZEZ 60 LAT NIE ZNISZCZYCIE 600 LAT POLSKIEJ OBECNOSCI NA TYCH TERENACH

  4. Otis R. Needleman says:

    What stories those walls could tell!

  5. raaa says:

    It’s good old Polish castle.

  6. Chris says:

    Google ‘sobieski vienna’ and read about one of the western world’s most important battles in the last 1,000 years. Even that rag Time magazine wrote that had not Sobieski not won at Vienna the Koran might have been expounded today at Cambridge. It looks like it will anyway.

  7. CZenda says:

    The fluorescent tubes under the ceiling are ugly. Some renovation would not hurt, but it does not seem to be in that bad shape.

  8. wania says:

    One of the old Polish castles. Like many others destroyed, rased and sacked

  9. Mariel says:

    By who? russians?

  10. moo says:

    When Ukraine is more financially stable i wish they would restore this. I plan on visiting neighboring Belarus and there are a few similar castles that i want to see.

  11. jacek says:

    panie TORUŃCZYK – podobnie jak setki zabytków na dolnym śląsku zniszczonych przez polaczków przez powojennych 60 lat !

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