Zhovkva Castle
Zhovkva Castle
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Phil
Thessaloniki, Greece2,401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Most of the Palace was closed When we visited. This Palace will be stunning, ones renovation has been completed. Located in the town center, a nice place for a walk in an Ukrainian country town. Interesting local town museum next to the castle
Written February 25, 2019
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Oleg S
176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
This is a great and very interesting historical place in a cross of roads to Western Europe. In 17th century it was one of the famous king castle in Eastern Europe. I've put 5 points coz in complex with town center it is an example of medieval ideal town on of the most interesting for whole Europe very similar to Palma Nova in Italy. Castle in center need more investment for renovation. Very recommended to visit!
Written January 6, 2017
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David T
Vermont128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Zhovkva Castle was once the Versailles of Poland - the summer residence of King Jan Sobieski, and the place where he celebrated his victory over the Turks at Vienna. The centuries since then have not been kind. Devastating fires, wars, and dismantlements have left this palace a literal shell of its former self. When we visited, there was little to see. There were no interiors on view, so it was matter of walking around the courtyard, which was essentially a construction site. The facade facing the town square has been plastered and painted, and looks good, but most of the rest is in quite poor shape. Walking around the exterior, and to the rear, gives some impressive views, but you have to use your imagination to see what this used to be. Nonetheless, the castle and the town make a nice day trip from Lviv, only half as far as the Golden Horseshoe of castles, and easily reached by taxi in half an hour. The town has some impressive churches and monasteries,and a definite atmosphere of lost glory. There are some cafes on the square where you can get a beer, soak in the atmosphere, and people watch,
Written May 3, 2015
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Babak B
Kyiv, Ukraine12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
as a historical building and are, it is nice to visit but paying a fee for entrance, isn't suggest at all. nothing is inside, just a big yard surrounding by old walls and everything going to be destroy by time! specially they charge you extra if you have a camera!!
Written May 28, 2019
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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We checked many websites and many photos of this castle before we got there, and I must say the newer the photos - the castle looks better, and the reality is still best of it all. Just don't get me wrong - there's still a long way to go, large parts of castle need immidiate intervention, but it looks like castle again, not like ruins, as it was for many decades. Entry tickets cost about 20 UAH. Ticket office and gift shop in the main gate on the left. For the price of a ticket you got a kind of tour, with one of the museum staff opening all doors for you and giving information on what you see (Ukrainian, Polish, not sure if any other languages). So, the places you will see are a small smithy, an armoury with exhibition (biggest on the castle, but still quite small) about former owners of the place, such as hetman Żółkiewski, or his close friend Jan Sobieski, king of Poland. Then you explore the courtyard on your own, and then, on the way back, there's an exhibition on Ukrainians ways to freedom, with main focus on Ukraine - Russia struggle in last decade. Definitelly worth a visit, the most of the castle is a building site, but there's an effort to ake it great again. Car parking spaces right in front of the castle, pretty much in every corner of Vicheva Square.
Written June 20, 2017
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tzd60820
Vancouver, WA361 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Zhovkwa, (Żółkiew, PL) is a frequent tour-busses stop on their way to Lviv.
It needs a little imagination to see this place in old glory. It is closely tied to Polish history of king Jan III Sobieski, and a military great-commander Żółkiewski. It is worth it to read about these two historical figures before the trip to bring some spirit to otherwise dead walls ~ because, the castle is in despair due to its secondary (not Ukrainian) heritage. The church of St. Lawrence receives some renovation donation (from Poland) and it is the most presentable and visited sight in Zhovkva. The historical main square hasn’t been renovated for a while and its charm is covered in “dust”.
Warning: we strongly recommend to go to Ukraine as a member of group, since the individual travelers should expect at least 8 to 10 hours of waiting time at the border! It is one of the most checked EU international borders.
Written June 25, 2016
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Stéphanie P
Kingston, Canada36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
The cost for visiting this castle is approx 1$ which is not a lot and a fair price for the two exposition rooms that are there. It doesn’t take more than 45 min to visit.
Written August 19, 2019
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MrElectroNick
Kharkiv, Ukraine45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Soviet Union period ruined this place almost completely. Now it is in progress of renovation and reconstruction. But it is slow process and at this moment you can't see anything except good looking yellow walls and red roofs from outside of castle.
Written October 17, 2016
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