Medzhybizh Fortress, Medzhybizh

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#7 of 10 in Historic Sites in Khmelnytskyi Oblast
Medzhybizh Castle,built as a bulwark against Ottoman expansion in the 1540s, became one of the strongest fortresses of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland in Podolia. It is situated at the confluence of the Southern Bug and Buzhenka rivers, in the town of Medzhybizh, Ukraine. Today the castle is part of the State Historical-Cultural Preserve.Originally the wooden castle was founded sometime in 1146 by Bolokh princes. The castle survived the Mongol's invastion, but in 1254 it was dismantled by Daniel of Galicia on the Mongol's orders as several other castles and fortresses in the Kingdom of Rus. The castle was rebuilt by Koriatovych princes after the Grand Duke of Lithuania defeated the Golden Horde at the Battle of Blue Waters in 1362.Its royal status the castle received already back in 1385, but in 1432 Medzhybizh with most of Podilia was passed to the Polish Crown. The castle was in a state possession for sometime. Sometimes in 1540 the castle was passed to Mikołaj Sieniawski who made some major renovations. The castle's founder was Mikołaj Sieniawski, and the Sieniawski family owned Medzhybizh until its extinction in the early 18th century. The stronghold was reconquered from the Turks in 1699 and passed to the Czartoryski family in 1731.
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  • This fortress received its name from the fact that is located on a peninsula between the two rivers: on the one hand, southern bug, on the other hand, Buzhok. Many believe that it is better to go to Kamyanets-Podilsky or Hawtin. But beg to differ. Restoration of the fortress began not so long ago, but was already very much. And just because of the "destruction", you can see many interesting details. For example, as carried out through a system of space heating fireplaces and chimneys. Restored The Knights Tower. Worth spending a little time and effort, and with the top offer charming views of the surrounding area. If you're in the area, spend spend a couple of hours, and you will be provided with vivid impressions.
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  • Unfortunately, when we visited the Castle many years ago, he was in severe decline. And it could not really be interested in. Now the castle is actively remodel and hope that in the not too distant future he will be able to interest tourists more:)
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  • The castle is easily accessible by car. There is a Museum of Holodomor, inside the walls of a large area. If you like castles then don't forget to visit, especially if you suddenly found themselves near
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