Zolochiv Castle was a residence of the Sobieski noble family on a hill at the confluence of two small rivers in the south-eastern part of Zolochiv (Złoczów), Galicia (now part of Ukraine's Lviv Oblast).Plan to visit Zolochiv Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zolochiv attractions using our Zolochiv online itinerary planner .
The rectangular fort was built in 1634-36 by Jakub Sobieski using the labor of enslaved Crimean Tatars. The Sobieski castle comprised solid walls in a then-current Dutch style, with four pentagonal towers at each corner, and the so-called "grand palace". The Chinese Palace, a diminutive mauve-colored rotunda flanked by one-storey wings, was added later in the century as John III's gift to his French-born wife, Queen Marie.
In 1672, the castle was taken after a 6-days siege by the Turks under Kapudan Pasa. Three years later, it survived a new siege by the Ottoman army. After Jakub Ludwik Sobieski's death in 1737, the castle passed to the Radziwiłł princely family and then (in 1801) to Count Łukasz Komarnicki-Pawlikowicz (of the House of Sas), whose heirs sold it to the Austrian crown in 1834.
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Beautiful place , feels different when visiting at different times of year , I like to walk in yard or just sit on bench and enjoy it more »
Zwiedzany jako 3.ze Złotej Podkowy Karpat. Częściowy odrestaurowany, dawne miejsce kaźni dokonywanych przez NKWD. Wśród zamordowanych można znaleźć polskie nazwiska. Oprócz tego ciekawy kamienny hm...... more »Exploring 3. with the Golden Horseshoe. A partial renovated old place of execution carried out by the NKVD. Among the murdered you can find Polish names. In addition to this the curious stone hm ... the obelisk, a plate, with far nieodszyfrowanym. At the entrance of the restaurant with good and cheap pielmienami and gałuszkami. They are also inexpensive souvenirs. Place well worth a visit.
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