These ruins are located in Ivano-Frankovsk region , in small and ancient
town of Halych .This town was the capital of Halych Rus in 11th-13th cc.
Thecastle stands on a steep mountain over the Dnister river. It is triangular
with 5 towers and 3 gates. There are many dungeons and cellars in the ruins. The
history of this fortress is a long history of destroys and
The above information and pictures were provided by Sergey Gnap.
|Zofia Z., from Poland, wrote:
| Sorry for saying that, but the castle in Halych is
completely disappointing. I've been there in June. The ruins look much
less picturesque than on the photo. Just a few falling down walls, plus
one brick wall built very recently. There are two interesting things in
the town: the first one is a view from the ruins towards a medieval (but
much renovated) Orthodox church, which stands a few km from Halych, and
the second one - name of the town itself. Not earlier than I came there I
noticed, that Galicia - the region name widely used in Polish - derives
itself from Halytch (through Latin and German orthography).
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