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Pidhirtsi Castle, Pidhirtsi
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Pidhirtsi Castle is a residential castle-fortress located in the village of Pidhirtsi in Lviv Oblast western Ukraine, located eighty kilometers east of Lviv. It was constructed by Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan between 1635–1640 by order of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's Grand Crown Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski, on the place of the older fortress. The castle was then part of the Kingdom of Poland and it is regarded as the most valuable of palace-garden complexes in the eastern borderlands of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.ExteriorThe structure, built with brick and stone, was designed in the characteristic palazzo in fortezza style. It is located on the northern side of the Woroniaki hills, standing at 399 meters above sea level, overlooking the Styr River valley, in a prominent location where it can be seen from great distances. The palace itself is built into the slope of the hill. In the 17th century, it was surrounded by vineyards and Italian-style parterre gardens, its wine celebrated by the poetry of Jakub Sobieski and Andrzej Morsztyn. Guarded by a moat and drawbridge, fortified walls with bastions and a set of iron cannons (some of which have been preserved to this day). The castle takes the form of an open square nearly 100 meters on a side, with three floors.
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  • After the fire, the Interior was not restored. Only an external examination. About Exposition in the basement, I can only say that sorry time spent, although children were interesting.
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  • This castle looks stunning even if it is a bit dilapidated. There's not much to see inside, one small room with a brief history as it is still being reconstructed. Outside though it makes for great ph...  more »
  • Very cool place, traveled by car to the mountain. I advise you to take a camera, a very cool photo, go to Castle restoration inside a bunch of photo as it was before it was filmed the movie the THREE MUSKETEERS. Against the Catholic Church with beautiful architecture
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  • Monument of Polish History Podhorce - Zamek (now Pidhirtsi castle) - inhabited by the prince Roman Sanguszko until the invasion of Poland by Russia on September 17, 1939. Now in horrible state. Pidhirtsi Castle is a residential castle-fortress located in the village of Pidhirtsi (Polish: Podhorce). It was constructed by Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan between 1635–1640 by order of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's Grand Crown Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski, on the place of the older fortress. The castle was then part of the Kingdom of Poland and it is regarded as the most valuable of palace-garden complexes. Later owners: Konstanty Sobieski Waclaw Rzewuski Leon Rzewuski Eustachy Sanguszko Roman Sanguszko
  • Beautiful building, but badly preserved. I even believe that puts the tourists in danger.
  • Incredible scenery, the territory is nice and clean, very friendly personnel, it is both great to sit on the lower slope of the castle and to walk in the building itself.
  • Great castle, unfortunately, there's no way of getting inside as it was burnt down at some point in time. There's a legend of it being haunted, it'll cost 10 hryvnia to go in the basement and see 'the lady in white' and the alchemy lab.
  • This is a gem that must be saved. If you are visiting Olesky Castle (Olesko), you must see Pidhirtsi Castle, for it is just on the other side of a small forest. Olesko is small, whereas Pidhirtsi was transformed from a castle into a grand palace.