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Zolochiv Castle – the view from above

Zolochiv is a town with a population of about 24 thousand people located in the eastern part of Lviv Oblast, about 67 km from Lviv.

The main attraction of Zolochiv is its picturesque old castle – a unique architectural monument of the first half of the 17th century. Zolochiv Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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The castle was built at the expense of Jakub Sobieski (the father of John III Sobieski, the King of the Commonwealth) in 1634.

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The defenses of Zolochiv Castle include ramparts, bastions, a gate tower, a bridge, and a ravelin.

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There are two palaces in the courtyard of the castle: the Grand Palace and the Chinese Palace. This castle is a neo-Dutch type of defensive structure, which combines defensive and housing functions.

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Today, Zolochiv Castle is a museum-reserve, a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery, a monument of history and culture of national importance. There is a museum of oriental cultures in the Chinese Palace.

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