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“worth visiting & a great view on the city!”
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Palanok Castle
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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
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Kyiv, Ukraine
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“worth visiting & a great view on the city!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

A very convenient schedule, they are openned till late. Low entrance fees. And an absolutely amazing view on the city below and the mountains. A good idea would be to go there sunset time.

Visited August 2013
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Wales UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“interesting stop”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Not many accessible castles in ukraine. This one has some nicely reconstructed walls and a great view. English speaking guide was very good. Not too much information. We visited as part of a fantastic week in rural ukraine with experience ukraine, on our way to a final two days in lviv, which is well worth an extended visit.
Shame about the cheesy live music in the courtyard, though everything in the ukraine outside the cities is a bit low rent, which is part of its charm. Health and safety would shut down the drawbridge straight away.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“very interesting castle”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

WE had a very interesting guide of this castle on a hot sunny day. The guide spoke good English and gave us just enough information. It was very interesting how the building has has so many uses over the years with more changes in the pipe line! Two musicians played gentle music as we explored and spent our money in the souvenir shops. The chapel had some stunning icons and a very strange chandelier. This visit was a delightful and unexpected stop on our visit to Ukraine with Experience Ukraine. A lovely atmosphere with an amazing view over the surrounding countryside.

Visited July 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice castle”
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.

Visited May 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Another good condition castle that is architectural dominant of the place”
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.

Visited May 2012
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