Ternopil Castle, Ternopil

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The Ternopil Castle is a stronghold which gave birth to the city of Ternopil. It was built in the 16th century to protect the southern border of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.The castle originated as the residence of a Polish nobleman, Jan Amor Tarnowski, in 1540. Construction works on the marshy bank of the Seret River were authorized by King Sigismund the Old. The castle, around which the modern town has developed, was encircled by a wooden fence and a deep moat. The latter was connected in 1548 to the castle pond .HistoryConstructionKing Sigismund granted land ownership and rights erecting the castle to dubded Polish Crown Hetman, Jan Tarnowski. Concurrently in the valley of Seret river a levee and dam with a bridge crossing were constructed, resulting in the stream pooling, thus filling a new lake. Out from the north the castle and the city was protected by the Rudka river harboring a boggy holm, while on the southern side would be Bavorovsky pond which vanished in a later time. A narrow, dry strip of land factually being a moat banked by a mound with inside masonry reinforced with an oak stockade would set the castle ground apart. Rectangular-shaped towers housing embrasures stood tall on the outer fringes. The entrance was permitted from the east via stone gatehouse secured with a chain hoist drawbridge.The principal castle building represented by the residential palace, due to natural fortress placing, possessed varied floor levels: besides three main floors visible from the city outskirts, two underground levels being revealed out of a lake steep bank altogether with the two rows of embrasures.
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  • Unfortunately, in the year 1944, releasing Ternopil from the German occupiers, the Red Army destroyed it to ashes. Literally razed to the ground. Not everyone knows that then it was named differently. Tarnopol. The modern version of the city name was introduced by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of August 9, 1944 years. What for? One of the oldest buildings of the city, preserved to our days, is the old Castle (also known as "Ternopil Castle"). We descended into the dungeons, but it was later on the third day of our trip. It should be noted that the building was constructed in the year 1548 and survived Soviet bombings. But before that in the seventeenth century it was twice destroyed and rebuilt only in XIX century by rebuilding the Palace. Under the old Castle has a Dungeon. Recently confirmed the existence of seven catacombs of the 16th century, most of which are multi-tiered. Height moves reaches five meters. They found even within the walls of the basement. Plan to open for inspection a few more moves, found under buildings of the regional Procuracy, Arhikatedralnogo Cathedral and the regional archive. All these catacombs are interconnected. Ancient labyrinths proved that the city was founded before the year 1540.
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  • No it looks like the structure of the castle is generally not worth wasting time when exploring the waterfront of Ternopil pond to see it anyway you can.
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  • The castle was not so "locking", but it is our ignorance of history personally. But near the pond, beautiful. So enter in any case.
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  • A pretty big thing for Ternopil. It's not very impressive on it's own, but it's a city a symbol and it has pretty large tunnel network underneath.
  • The main building of the old castle Ternopil, which are numerous underground tunnels. Located near Ternopil lake. Now here is the Federation of Greco-Roman wrestling and restaurant complex "Maxim".
  • Never been inside, but now there's a museum.
  • It's so beautiful
  • Not interested, now there is a sport school

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