Zbarazh Castle, Zbarazh

Zbarazh Castle is a fortified defense stronghold in Zbarazh, built during the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It dominates the crests of the Zamkova Hills of Ternopil Oblast in Western Ukraine next to the city's central plaza that was not in so distant past surrounded by marshland. The castle existence has been credited to last members of the Polish Zbaraski family; Krzysztof and Jerzy Zbaraski.Evidence of the City of Zbarazh formation can be seen in the Ruthenia fortress dating back to 1211 that was positioned somewhat away from current castle. Today this is a village of Zbarazky District located in the immediate proximity of Zbarazh itself and called the Village of Stary Zbarazh. At that distant time the old castle and the province was ruled by Gediminids Landlords Zbarazky.The castle is known for being the seat of the Polish aristocratic Wiśniowiecki family and its prominent members, most notably Jeremi Wiśniowiecki.Prior to 1939, the castle complex was located in its founding nation, Poland.Early Zbarazh CastleThe Zbarazky landlords erected a primeval wooden fortress in the town which nowadays is called Stary Zbaraż, a quarter mile away from their own mansion. Soon after it was incinerated during a skirmish with the tatars. All the fortification's protectors, including Vasyl Nesvizky, the grandson of Theodore Kaributas, were killed on the burning battleground. Another castle was constructed in the same location using the same materials, and its end was enacted in the same deadly way. It was set on fire during a nomadic attack in the year of 1589 while Janusz Zbarski commanded the stronghold. Later in the beginning of the 17th century, his son decided to build a masonry structure in the new location receiving guidance from Western European architects.
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  • On the road to Ternopil you want to enter in the Zbarazh Castle. To visit 2:00 enough. The most interesting Museum in the Castle. Comfortable conditions for tourists.
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  • In this place you can spend a lot of time carefully examining numerous exhibits. There are period furniture and objects of sacred art, the work of Pinzel and his disciples and a modern sculpture, ancient weapons and even a mammoth tooth. Beautiful and well-groomed territory, beautiful view from the terrace Park. And an interesting excursion will complement the experience. The complex has a small hotel Hetman.
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  • Castle less than others, but has a rich history. It's worth a visit to experience the atmosphere of the trilogy, surrounded by a park
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  • It's very beautiful place, big castle from XVII. There's the large park near the castle
  • Very beautiful place and perfectly renovated
  • The castle is restored. It in perfect condition. There are several expositions of wooden sculpture, ancient weapons from all over the world and local, paintings. There is a beautifull park near by. You will spend in the castle minimum 2 hours
  • The price for adult starts at 30 UAH. There are some interesting items in the museum. Basement contains examples of medival cells and torture tools, nothing extraordinary there, but the building and the catle are fully restored and properly maintained, which is rare.
  • Everybody must see it. Cool place.
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