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Podgoretsky Castle – fortified Renaissance palace

Podgoretsky Castle is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. The castle is located in the east of Lviv oblast in Podgortsy village. Together with Olesky and Zolochevsky castles it forms the “Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine” (tourist route of Lviv region castles).

The castle is a square from the east, south and west surrounded by lines of fortifications. At the site of today’s castle there were more ancient fortifications mentioned in 1530. Present Podgoretsky castle was built during 1635-1640.

Podgoretsky Castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 1

The park of the castle is a part of unique view of the architectural ensemble. Podgoretsky park belongs to the monuments of landscape gardening art of national importance. Created on the level of the best examples of so-called “Italian” Parks, it is the best and almost the only park of this type in Ukraine. Photos by¬†Sergey Nagorny.

Podgoretsky Castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 2

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3 comments

  • Chris · May 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Uhhhh, these are ALL POLISH castles!

    Have the Ukrainians ever achieved anything by themselves?

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  • Verona Rosenkranz · June 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    This palace with beautiful Italian gardens was sponsored by the Polish Hetman Stanislaw Koniecpolski and built by Wilhelm Beauplan (1635-1640).

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  • Thomas Podgoretsky · October 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I am the last direct decedent of the podgoretsky family of which my father and all my relatives were born. I would like to see or have more information please.

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