Mukachevo Castle

Castles of the World: Reference for castles, palaces and monasteries including: castle tours, medieval architecture, hotels, travel, plans, weddings, castles for sale, souvenirs, books, directory, site of the week, history, armor and swords.

Tours Castle Tours  Hotels Castle Hotels  Architecture Architecture  Castles for Sale Castles for Sale World Tours Escorted Tours
Search Search  Bulletin Board Bulletin Board  Kids Kid's Castles Kids Cruises Kids River Cruises Kids Resorts

Previous Page Home Page Top Page Next Page


Location: Mukachevo 
Country: Ukraine 
Review this castle

MUKACHEVO CASTLE: The stronghold was a residence of mighty Koriatovych family for almost 200 years During the reign of prince Felix Koriatovych the fortress became one of the most impregnable in the whole country. The prince and his family lived in the highest part of the castle, there were really very rich interiors there. The stronghold  has a good armoury: 164 cannons of different sizes and 60 barrels of gun-powder. The castle was surrounded by deep ditch. The inner bank of the ditch was surrounded by the high wooden fence (or wall )(in Ukrainian this sort of fence is called "palanok", that's why this castle is known as Palanok castle. The area of this fortress is 14000 sq. m. the castle consists of 130 different premises with a complicated system of underground passages between them. The castle was the centre of the rebel lead by Ferenc Rakoshy. Since 1789 the castle  was used as a prison
In 1926 the stronghold became a barracks, later there was an agricultural
college in it. Now it's a museum. 
Photos and information provided by: Sergey Gnap

MukachevoCaslteBatlements.jpg (44497 bytes)

MukachevoCaslteTower.jpg (32708 bytes)
Castle Tower

MukachevoCaslteCouryard.jpg (48912 bytes)

Photos provided by: David Walters

Have you visited a castle?
Do you know something about a castle?
If so, write something about it here.
Review this castle


Previous Page Home Page Top Page Next Page



Member of the Castles of the World Network
Copyright 1995 - 2013 Castles of the World (