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Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

1 Zamkova St, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
3849 28295
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins
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Kiev, Ukraine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I agree with previous rewievs: outside it looks better, especially beautiful in the sunset. Inside I expected more. As for facilities like toilet and cafee - they look very "soviet" and both are not good. I recommend to avoid them. Nice illumination in the evening, but we had to wait until full darkness for it to be switched. I reccomend... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We've been in the Fortress in May, it's really great view. Although inside there are only some historical places left. There are few souvenir shops, cafe, shooting range. Can not say that I was impressed by this visit.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Suppose, Kamianets-Podilskyi Fortress is the best in Europe I have ever seen! (I have seen dozens of them in different countries of Central and Eastern Europe). It came from 14 century, and looks amazing, huge and old, built in beautiful river Smotrych canyon. Kamianets-Podilskyi city worth a lot to visit too. It is full of architecture, history and nature. Some... More

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Darwin, Australia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The first stop should be at the Turkish Bridge both in the morning when the fortress stands out in the sun and at night when it is illuminated by lights. There is a lookout area here which was popular with wedding groups having their photos taken and looking to your right are the spires of one of the Greek Orthodox... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The fortress is located on the rock surrounded by Smotrych river. It is an example of perfect use of natural relief. It is worth to see Las Vegas like castle illumination during night. Luckily daylight is much more favourable. Beware of guys with eagles - negotiate the price before taking photos.

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Winnipeg Canada
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106 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

There are several building . Our guide explained them to us . There were several fascinating display, like the one of medieval devices of defending the castle . There were vendors in the castle . Their prices were high. The stairs to some display were very treacherous . And they could do with more lighting on the exhibits.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

At night it is illuminated like a true Disney cartoon, so photos turn out fabulous. The building itself looks more like a fortress, not a castle. There’s not much to see insight (just walls), but it preserved well enough and it is impressive beyond doubt. Catering insight is moderate, I would recommend not to snack there and have a meal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

A wonderful view on the castle, it is especially interesting to listen to the stories with a good tour guide. Historical festivals help to travel back into the past!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Romantic and spectacular place with lots of exiting views around. The castle is located in a pretty rural town and has a long and interesting history. Inside the castle you can shoot a crossbow and archery, you can visit the torture chamber and other museum's rooms. Also you can try traditional porridge, cooked in a huge cauldron. This is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

So beautiful, it seems like a guy on a horse should come and get his maiden. Tales of caution old castles are not made for the plus size western world, or people. The coble stone is so steep in places it more than a 45 degree angle and some are very slick from century's of wear. In the main tower... More

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