Ternopil Castle, Ternopil

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The Ternopil Castle is a stronghold which gave birth to the city of Ternopil. It was built in the 16th century to protect the southern border of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The castle originated as the residence of a Polish nobleman, Jan Amor Tarnowski, in 1540. Construction works on the marshy bank of the Seret River were authorized by King Sigismund the Old. The castle, around which the modern town has developed, was encircled by a wooden fence and a deep moat. The latter was connected in 1548 to the castle pond .
ConstructionKing Sigismund granted land ownership and rights erecting the castle to dubded Polish Crown Hetman, Jan Tarnowski. Concurrently in the valley of Seret river a levee and dam with a bridge crossing were constructed, resulting in the stream pooling, thus filling a new lake. Out from the north the castle and the city was protected by the Rudka river harboring a boggy holm, while on the southern side would be Bavorovsky pond which vanished in a later time. A narrow, dry strip of land factually being a moat banked by a mound with inside masonry reinforced with an oak stockade would set the castle ground apart. Rectangular-shaped towers housing embrasures stood tall on the outer fringes. The entrance was permitted from the east via stone gatehouse secured with a chain hoist drawbridge.
The principal castle building represented by the residential palace, due to natural fortress placing, possessed varied floor levels: besides three main floors visible from the city outskirts, two underground levels being revealed out of a lake steep bank altogether with the two rows of embrasures.
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  • Te say Bill is far from the city itself to historical. Therefore, it is difficult for some to find the historical one. I was hoping to hear that sex ... This is sex? This is modern enough. Even the newly out of axis ... Museum no. ... There is no feeling. Photos taken from a boat or a little older?
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  • The building of the so-called Ternopil Castle is located on the seafront of the Ternopil Lake. The castle was completely destroyed during the second world war, then rebuilt during the Soviet period and that it is possible to learn only at the plate, otherwise it is ' nowhere building search and examination which is not worth the time spent. The building can be viewed only from the outside. Inside there is a sports section and there not allowed.
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  • Nice view from the lake side.
  • Excelente and beautiful!!!!
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