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Lviv High Castle

Lviv High Castle The Park “High Castle”, located almost in the center of Lviv, rises majestically above the city. From the highest point, at the altitude of 413 meters above sea level, where is the observation point, there is a breathtaking panorama of the ancient city. Among the medieval architecture there could be seen the green islands of Lviv parks.
In the 60-80 years of 19th century one could watch fires of Stry, which is located 70 km from Lviv and 120 from Stanislaus, present Ivano-Frankivsk.

The park itself was designed more than a half century ago. Due to its relief, it consists of two terraces. The lower terrace is one of the most beautiful places in the park. It stretches with its Chestnut alley from the Kryvonosa Street (central entrance to the park) to the Castle (Zamkova) Street. On the upper terrace in 1869-1900 there was created a big Barrow of Lublin Union, and after World War II next to it there were built tower and the building of the TV centre.

But many years ago, as evidenced the very name "High Castle", on this mountain there really was a castle. Ever since times of Daniel Romanovich the defensive stronghold had situated on this place for a hundred years. In 1340 the princely castle was occupied by Polish King Kazimierz III. In addition to the defensive meaning, the castle served as a prison.Grotto in Lviv High Castle

Almost for three hundred years nobody has managed to capture the fortress. This was done for the first time in 1648 by Colonel of the troops of B. Khmelnitsky Maxim Krivonos. In 1704 the Swedish King Karl XII captured the "High Castle". Since then it was gradually destroyed. Up to nowadays there remained only a small piece of it.


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