Olessky castle is the most famous and old castle in Ukraine where Jan III, the King of Poland was born in 1629. Every piece of the place is filled with love and mystery. The beautiful park around castle keeps many legends. Time stops here. You just breath the clean air and two big lions guard your safety.
Today an Art Gallery is located here.
For the first time the castle is mentioned in 1327 when it was owned by Yuri, a son of Mazov Prince Troyden and Russian princess Maria. In the 14th century it was found on the border between Poland and Lithuania.
The walls of the castle were 130 m long, 10 m high and 2.5 m wide. the castle was surrounded by vallation with picket fence and also by another vallation with water dike.
In 1961 the castle was restored and was equipped as a museum. The museum is located not only inside the castle but also on the territory around it. Many sculptures and fountains can be found in the park.
Pieces of art dated back to the 13-19th centuries such as pictures, sculptures and icons can be found here.
Many movies were shot here.
The famous catacombs.
A huge well.
In the 17th century the castle was surrounded by a park with citrus trees and oleandres that do not typically grow in the area. King of the castle Jan Sobesky decorated the park with sculptures and fountains.
The Capuchin Monastery is not a less interesting place. It is one of Ukrainean catholic monasteries. Even moncs were eager to live in beautiful places.
The austere face of the building reminds us of the fact it is not a castle but a monastery.
Later the monsatery was closed. It was saved by Mr. V.G. Vosnitsky who placed a the Art Gallery here.