Palanok Castle, Mukacheve

Sitting on a hilltop above town, Palanok Castle saw use by several royal families and was later transformed into a prison. Dating back to the 1300s, the site was once a powerful fortress; 164 canons protected it and a moat with a wooden wall ran around the estate. You can explore the castle's gardens and enter its old humid chambers on your own, or ask for a guided tour. You'll have a chance to visit the mysterious complex of underground tunnels that connect 130 rooms. On a tour, you'll hear many tales and legends about the site. There's also a small history museum at the castle. Plan a Mukacheve trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The price for the entrance is ridiculous, as you can not only enter the castle, but see many very interesting exhibitions. The only negative is that you do not find many descriptions in English, but s...  more »
  • Palanok Castle, incredibly beautiful, monumental, spectacular and historically interesting Castle, which don't just go and find yourself in the very atmosphere of the middle ages, and that only is 85 m. wells dug by hand through bedrock. Definitely recommend to visit.
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  • Entrance 40 UAH. Parking is free of charge. level 3 very beautiful castle. Too bad half of the rooms with exhibits were closed and warned about it at the entrance. There is a source of water.
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  • One of the biggest castles in Ukraine with interesting history and strategic location. The adult entrance costs 40 UAH (1,3 EUR), there are 5 museum halls inside, but the exponents are old and not very interesting. There is a picturesque restourant and wine cellar, a couple souvenir shops. The historic spirit inside is unforgettable. Local taxi is cheap if you order it by phone.
  • The second star goes for a spectacular view from the castle. Otherwise, the pompous title of 'Historical museum' on the receipt will leave you with nothing but a breeze. Half of the castle is closed to the public: just imagine that the Knight's Hall is closed (at the Medieval Castle), the three castle guns inside the castle are pointed at the inner wall, no information of any kind for those wandering without a guide (just come inside, look around and that is it). That was such a waste of money! People from all over Europe come there to see the ruins of the stolen glory.
  • Very beautiful castle, very busy tourist place. The tours are very interesting and the Palanok castle is well maintained.
  • Probably the most important historical spot in Zakarpatia Car park, toilet. Beautiful view
  • Maybe the best old Castle in Ukraine.

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