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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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  • This building belongs to the historical value. This castle was almost destroyed after the restoration of zaiok acquired a slightly different look. Now he again changed its appearance after local businessmen for the sake of bribyli made some add-ons and extensions.
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  • Externally, of course, this building did not distinguish, need to know what it is. Yes, it's not Mukacheve or Uzhgorod Castle, so that you can just treat it as part of history. Unfortunately, there was no time to find out whether there was something inside, is there a museum.
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  • Looked on the Internet, that the pier in Ternopil is there any lock, tynâlis′, and didn't find it. When they saw (with the tip from the locals) then laughed. Well not lock it, guys!
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