Berezhany Castle, Berezhany

Berezhany Castle It is also called "eastern Wawel" round which the modern town of Berezhany has sprung up, was built on an island in the Zolota Lypa River in the 1530s and 1540s by Mikołaj Sieniawski as the main residence of the Sieniawski magnate family.
In 1630, the castle's fortifications were expanded. It was so well fortified that neither Khmelnitsky's Cossacks nor the Turks succeeded in taking it. In 1655, it was surrendered to the Swedes without a fight. The local Jewish community was made responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the walls in 1667.
After Maria Zofia Sieniawska's marriage to August Aleksander Czartoryski, the castle passed to the Czartoryski family, then to the Princes Lubomirski and to the Counts Potocki . Those new owners allowed it to fall into such disrepair that in 1908 visitors were cautioned not to enter the castle for fear of being smashed by falling masonry.
The castle was further damaged during the First World War, as was the late Gothic church from 1554 which contains a number of elaborate tombs of the Sieniawskis. The Brzeżany tombs were executed by Jan Pfister and other leading Polish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries.
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  • Sufficiency reaches her for the history connected to it, it's a sin, it deserves much more.
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  • I visited the Castle twice after two years from each other as we come often to the country of my wife distant few kilometres. The Castle has certainly lived better times when it was the residence of Polish noble families who had elected Berezhany as their residence. The condition of the trail a lot to be desired despite they're doing renovations to both indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately looks more like a construction site in a State of disrepair that at an open air museum. Definitely worth a visit if you switch from Berezhany also considered that the whole visit takes up barely an hour tickets cost is equivalent to slightly less than 1 euro. It does not need any guide for visiting.
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