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The medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi looks especially picturesque from a bird’s eye view, when you can see the entire complex.

The thickness of the walls varies from 1.5 to 5 meters, the height of the walls and towers – 5-15 meters. The basis of the fortress complex is the Citadel – the most fortified part of it. Akkerman Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Akkerman Fortress from above, Ukraine, photo 1

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Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (until 1918 – Akkerman) is a town with a population of about 57 thousand people located on the north-west coast of the Black Sea in the Odessa region, about 85 km south of Odessa.

The main attraction of this town is its old fortress – the largest fortress in the territory of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Akkerman Fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

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Pidhirtsi Castle (1635-1640) is a relatively well-preserved monument of late Renaissance and Baroque architecture surrounded by defensive structures.

Located about 90 km east of Lviv, in Pidhirtsi village of the Lviv region, it is one of the best in Europe examples of a Renaissance palace with bastion fortifications. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 30 km north of Lviv and 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

One of the main attractions of the town is Zhovkva castle – a monument of Renaissance architecture built in 1594-1606. Zhovkva Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Castle of the Renaissance Era in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Medzhybizh Fortress is located in the village of Medzhybizh in the upper reaches of the Southern Buh River, 30 km east of Khmelnitsky and 4 km north of the highway E50 (M12).

This monument of fortification architecture built in the Renaissance style in the middle of the 16th century is included in the State Register of the National Cultural Heritage of Ukraine. Medzhybizh Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortress in Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Lutsk High Castle also known as Lubart’s Castle is one of the largest, oldest and best-preserved castles in Ukraine, a monument of architecture and history of national importance.

The castle is the main object of the historical and cultural reserve “Old Lutsk”, it is the oldest building in Lutsk. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

High Castle in Lutsk, Ukraine, photo 1

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Palanok Castle in Mukacheve

The Palanok Castle, also known as Mukacheve Castle, is the main attraction of the town of Mukacheve located in the Zakarpattia region. The castle stands on a 68-meter-high hill of volcanic origin, the total area of the castle is 13,930 square meters.

The exact date of the founding of the castle is unknown. For the first time it was mentioned in documents in the 11th century. The fortifications were built and rebuilt several times. The castle’s buildings that have survived to this day belong to the 14th-17th centuries. Today, there is a historical museum here. Photos by: Igor Salnikov.

Palanok Castle in Mukacheve, Ukraine, photo 1

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Ancient Castle in the Town of Ostroh

Ostroh, first mentioned in 1100, is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located in the Rivne region, 48 km south-east of Rivne.

The most famous landmark of the town is the Ostroh Castle standing on a hilltop. The castle was built on the site of the wooden fortifications of the times of Kievan Rus, destroyed by the Mongols in 1241. Ostroh on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Castle in Ostroh, Rivne region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Khotyn, located in the present Chernivtsi region, is one of the most ancient towns of Ukraine. It was founded as a border fortress in the beginning of the 11th century.

Built near an important crossing on the Middle Dniester, the town quickly developed and became an important defense and trade center of this territory. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Khotyn Fortress in the Chernivtsi region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Budaniv is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in Terebovlya district of the Ternopil region.

The main attraction of the village is a stone castle built in the early 17th century on the site of the burnt wooden castle.

Castle in Budaniv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

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