The Palanok Castle or Mukachevo Castle is a historic castle in the city of Mukachevo in the western Ukrainian oblast ( of Zakarpattia. The Palanok Castle is delicately preserved and is located on a former 68 metre high volcanic hill. The castle complex consists of three parts: the high, middle, and low castle.The total area of the castle is 14,000 m². The castle consists of 130 different rooms with a complex system of underground passages connecting them together. The castle currently houses a museum dedicated to the history of Mukachevo and the castle.
Uzhhorod Castle stands on a 30-meter-high hill ; in plan view it is an irregular quadrangle with protruding bastions in the corners, once equipped with cannons. Behind the bastions, there’s a castle court with a 6-hectare park. The park is decorated with ancient sculptures, the most interesting of them representing Heracles fighting the Lernean Hydra, and a bronze sculpture of a turul (a Hungarian name for a steppe falcon). Also you can visit Zakarpattia Local History Museum and enjoy the collection of the unique exibition made of bronze, among them weapons, articles of everyday use and sophisticated bronze decorations. In the 18th century, the Uzhgorod castle lost its defensive importance and its premises were given to the spiritual seminary.
Shenborn Castle — located in the West Transcarpathian region in Ukraine. This castle is famous for architectural plan of the structure of the bulding, which is astronomically aligned. The Shenborn Castle has 365 windows (symbolize 365 days of the year), the 52 rooms (symbolize the number of weeks per year) and 12 (symbolize the number of months in the astronomical year). Also there is an interesting fact about lake near castle that had a little artificial original form. Its contours and shape is a repetition of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The park around the mansion is made up of unique plant species that are selected from many parts of Europe. The garden of Shenborn Castlen, which was built in an English style, is an additional relaxation place where visitors can enjoy the Sanitarium of Karpaty.
- Start at 7:00 a.m. (Rynok Square, 29, courtyard).
- Trip duration — 7:00-00:00.
- Group tour — 450 UAH + 85 entrance tickets. Group excursion is held in Ukrainian language.
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