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“Nice castle”
Review of Palanok Castle

Palanok Castle
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$341.42*
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Day Trip to Mukacheve from Lviv including Palanok Castle and Castle Shenbornov
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Mukacheve
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The entrance is 10UAH (little over $1). We were there when there were tons of tourists which bugged me a little. I wanted to enjoy the castle atmosphere and wander around but there were couples taking pictures of each other, giggling and making out everywhere, not caring much about the castle. That was upsetting. But we were there long enough for those tourists to leave and then it became quieter and much nicer.
Tons of souvenirs, all of them standard, although I do recommend a lady that sells handmade dolls. she makes them herself, and you won't regret buying a doll from her. I met her at the bottom of the hill.
The downside of the place is that the castle is located on a steep, steep hill! there's taxis and if you are with elderly or someone on a wheelchair, you should really consider that option. Walking up the hill was very challenging and especially in the blazing heat that might be challenging for some people. Same goes about wheelchair access. Forget about it. Unfortunately, like with many other places Ukraine is not yet equipped for that.
Another thing is public bathrooms. you have to pay for those.

But overall experience and various exhibitions in the castle quarters were quite nice.

Thank Chihiro L
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Many years ago Mukachevo was a capital of Karpat region. Now this is county centre but this castle can move us into times when all be different then now. May be this feeling forced someone to make music festivals there. If you like to wander in old buildings you will like this place.

Thank Zuek
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I always considered Palanok to be the best preserved castle in the region, and in fact top 1 cultural herigate of the region, which I think is still true after my visit. Bargain entry fee (1€) gets you spectacular views.

Thank Alexx84
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Nice place to visit if you are interested in medieval fortification or history of Austro-Hungary. For a casual tourist could be boring. Museum/exhibitions inside are pathetic. Guides vary from good to so-so. However since this region in general has little to offer for a western traveller I would recommend to visit the castle if you are around.

Thank iamandrei
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

It is a castle on the top of a hill. If You visit the castle in a wet weather - be carefull - the road is very slippery. As You pass through the wooden bridge You will need to buy a ticket on the wright - the cashier's desk is not evident.
After buying a ticket You are able to walk in the castle. You can taste the wine and purchase it - but it is for extra money.

Thank Nick492
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