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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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  • Pidhirtsi is the best, imo, castle on the Golden Horseshoe circuit and perhaps one of the best castles I visited during my time in Ukraine. Yet it is the worst maintained and restored. The architectur...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Palace-style Renaissance is in restoration. Open to visitors only a courtyard and three rooms in the basement, where he lives, more than 300 years, a ghost - a princess dressed in white.If you're luck...  more »
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  • Really unbelievable: a true wonder in the middle of nowhere. The prison underground is currently open for a separate visit, good for children but it can deserve a stop also for the adults. Enjoy!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful and picturesque place
  • 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.