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Olesko Castle, Olesko

Olesko Castle is located within the borders of the present-day Busk Raion in Ukraine. The first historical records of the castle are in a document dated 1327, when Pope Boniface IX gave Halych, a Catholic bishop, this castle as a gift. It is located about seventy-five kilometers from Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine.LocationOlesko Castle, oval in shape, stands on top of a small hill, about fifty meters in height. A moat and a wall surrounds it, which serves as a defence for the castle. The castle is also surrounded by a dense swamp. The land that the castle sat on changed ownership many times. It was originally on the border of land of Volhynia and land of Lviv.The castle was, at different times, owned by Poland, Lithuania, and Hungary. It became a political landmark in the 14th century when movable borders between the three aforementioned countries ran through its territory. Battles for ownership of the castle were constant. A deep well in the basement of the castle was used as an escape route for besieged prisoners.
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  • I want to see that in such places to invest money. To whom this should be necessary. Feeling just sad.
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  • Hit in early September under the closure of Castle and the little time devoted an exposition of the Castle, and there is something to see. The Castle more or less tidy, pathetic and ugroblennym, compared with Podgoreckim, not looks. The territory of the well-groomed and beautiful. Definitely worth the drive here. The road to the Castle, as everywhere in the villages, bumpy, but not long. In the restaurant you can eat under lock and key.
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  • The glory days long gone, but the Olesko Castle has its own charm. They say the centuries. You can visit this place. In addition to architecture, in the middle are modest, but quite interesting collections of painting and sculpture. On the break to decide while being hungry, because in the Castle basement is a great restaurant with delicious food. This is a must go. The place is really worth to dedicate a few hours.
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