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Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk

Khmilnyk is a town with a population of about 27 thousand people located in the north-west of Vinnytsia Oblast, about 63 km from Vinnytsia.

The most interesting architectural monument of the town is the Palace of Count Konstantin Ksido (1911-1915) built by the architect Ivan Fomin on the foundations of the Lithuanian castle of the 16th century. Khmilnyk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

The octagonal fortress tower (1534), which served as the minaret of the mosque during the Turkish rule, as well as fragments of fortifications that give the palace a medieval look, have been preserved since Lithuanian times.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 2

The complex also includes an old stone bridge over the Southern Bug River built in the Venetian style.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 3

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 4

From the side of the river, the palace looks like a Renaissance castle with towers at the corners. A bright contrast to it is created by the front facade built in the neoclassical style and decorated with a colonnade.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 5

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 6

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 7

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 8

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 9

The Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk is one of the most original monuments of palace art, a monument of architecture of national importance.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 10

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 11

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