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Review of Olesko Castle

Olesko Castle
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Castles of Lviv Day Trip including Zolochiv, Olesko, and Pidhirtsi Castles
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Olesko
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Наступило 24-ое число. Это был мой последний день во Львове. Это же и день независимости Украины. Только сейчас понял, что я помню дату этого праздника, а вот российский аналог без календаря (да что календарь! без интернета) не назову. Можете сами судить, какое впечатление он на меня произвёл.
This castle is most relevant to our view of the castle: standing on a high hill, with towers and high walls. The castle was restored in 1975. Then a funny thing became clear. At the entrance to the exhibition, I found a sculpture of Alexander Nevsky. Why? It was found that in those years, in Galicia can not be opened neither a historical museum, if there is no "link" with the heroic history of the North-Western Russia and the October Revolution - the history of the Soviet Union. Actually since then Alexander Nevsky, there is - is particularly clean, no one seeks. Just to open the lock is not perceived as glorification bourgeois Poland near the castle was a monument to the First Cavalry Army of Budeny. Actually the then tourist trip had a kind of "monument - the castle." But, should pay tribute the monument has a great fit into the landscape. Now he is understandably being desolate, but there had been groomed slopes and night illumination. Photo, unfortunately, I did not, but Google to help. I advise you to find photos and make sure yourself.

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Reviewed August 23, 2011

A friend drove us here, so no guided tour. Our own travel guides (books) told us about it. Really wanted to see it, some famous movies were filmed here. Gorgeous grounds. A must, if you have some time before/after your time in Lvov!

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Reviewed September 29, 2010

There are three castles (I am sure there are more) within a close proximity of Lviv that make for a pleasant day trip: Olesko, Pikhirski and Zolochiv. Of the three I would say that Olesko is the jewel in the crown only because it seems to be the one that has had the most upgrades and contains many displays and antiques, that according to our knowledgeable and informative guide, Ivanka is due to the work of the curator of the Lviv Art Gallery who has made this his life's work.

There are many beautiful pieces within the castle that should not be missed including an ornate bed, portraits of various owners and other historical figures and the table that apparently as the story goes was struck by lightening the night of the birth of the Polish King Jan Sobieski as the castle was being attacked. Quite a dramatic entry into the world.

There is also a Museum of Torture that we passed on but our teenagers went to see and they thought it was pretty impressive. There is a coin box for donations right outside the Torture Museum as I believe they are saving to get the roof repaired so we threw some change in there. Apparently there is not alot of government funding for castle repairs. We were also charged more for the entrance fee when the lady collecting the dues realized that we spoke English and apparently ascertained that we could afford it. It wasn't alot, a couple of hyrivna and we were okay with that.

There is a store in the lower level where they sell authentic Carpathian liqueurs of various flavours. Be careful when imbibing, it is pretty potent, I learned the hard way. There were gentlemen outside the castle dressed in Ukrainian costumes that you can get your picture taken with also.

This castle is approximately 700 years old when it was first mentioned and is worth the trip to go and visit.

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