Tag: castles

  • Culture

    Architecture

    Most of Ukraine's cities will give you a glimpse into the country's grand architectural history. Architecture in Ukraine ranges from buildings dating back hundreds of years to massive contemporary high-rise structures. An outstanding sample of Ukrainian architecture can be seen in the Cathedral of Saint-Sophia in Kiev, which dates back to the 11th century. Visit Lviv if you are interested in ...

  • Attractions

    Ukraine is a very vivid country, rich in culture and history. There is much to offer tourists, many lovely sights, traditional sounds, decadent flavor and unique smells. A wide variety of attractions in Ukraine capture the interest of tourists from the world over. One such Ukrainian attraction is St. Sophia Cathedral and Monastery, built during the 11th century. Also located in Kiev, the ...

  • Castles

    Yenikale

    There are many historic fortresses in the Ukraine which are fascinating to explore. One of these military constructions can be found in the city of Kerch, located in the Northeast part of the country in the region of Crimea. The fortress was named Yenikale which, when translated from Turkish, means 'New Fortress'. It was built and completed by the Turks in the late seventeenth century or ...

  • Attractions

    Castles

    Ukraine is a place of culture, history and natural beauty. For centuries the people who lived here worked to create masterful homes and residences that complemented the beauty around them and reflected the culture of their people. By and large they were very successful in this regard and as a result there are many beautiful castles and palaces in Ukraine today.

  • Castles

    Lviv High Castle

    The city of Lviv in Ukraine is known as the “city of lions” and it has a population of around 830,000. Lviv is the largest city in Western Ukraine and there are many attractions in Lviv. One that simply must not be missed is the Lviv High Castle. This attraction is the sort of place you visit for for the pure pleasure of the experience. In order to reach the entrance of High Castle Park, you ...

  • Castles

    Olesko Castle

    Olesko Castle is a fascinating attraction to visit; you will be amazed at the rich history of this structure. Olesko castle is built on top of a hill that is situated several miles outside of Lviv in the small village of Olesko. Dating back to the 13th and 18th century, the Olesko Castle is a historical architectural attraction. It served primarily as a protective fortress during the 15th ...

  • Castles

    Mukachevsky Palanok

    There are only six extremely well preserved castles in Europe at present, and one of them is the Mukachevsky “Palanok” Castle in Ukraine. It is located in the Zakarpattia Oblast on a hill which stands at a height of 68 meters. The hill is known as the Zamkova or Castle Mount, and it is from here that the castle presents a formidable image to the surrounding landscape. Mukachevsky Castle is ...

  • Castles

    Bakhchisaray Palace

    Palaces have always been of enormous fascination to people all around the world. Through the decades of man's civilization the interest in palaces has not changed. Let us take a guided tour through one of the most charming palaces in the world - Bakhchisaray Palace in Crimea, Ukraine.

  • Castles

    Dubno Castle

    Can you picture horse-drawn wagons loaded with hay dragging along bumpy dirt roads and wooden home shacks that look as though they are about to crumble. This is a brief description of the town Dubno in Ukraine, one of the most ancient towns of Volyn. It had its start from 1100 AD and was founded by the Ostrozkyi princes, amongst the greatest and most respected royal families at that time.

  • Castles

    Mariyinsky Palace

    Completed in 1752, the majestic Mariyinsky Palace stands on a hilly bank alongside the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. This superb example of Baroque architecture serves as the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine and is located alongside the Verkhovna Rada parliament neo-classical style building.