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.
Examining the catacombs.
Do you like the lions?
Citrus cultures, cedars and oleanders which are very seldom in the climate grow in the park.
The monstaery occupies a special place among Catholic monasteries of Ukraine. It shows that even monks strove for comfort and beauty.
Later the monastery was closed and monks were forced to leave their dwelling.
Location: Lviv region