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Lviv High Castle, Lviv

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Once the site of the city's most important defensive structure, Lviv High Castle features a hill with a viewing platform that affords sweeping views over the historical city's core. Find the metal steps leading up the hill to make your way to the top of Lviv's highest point. Although you won't see many traces of the medieval-era castle itself, the spot still represents one of the most historically vital places in town. Keep in mind that hiking up the entire way can be a little taxing, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and plan to take advantage of the benches placed along the way. Make Lviv High Castle part of your personalized Lviv itinerary using our Lviv online road trip planner.
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  • The path up to the top is well maintained and kept free of leaves. The entire area, like the rest of the city is totally free of litter. The view from the top is well worth the climb, which is not... 
    The path up to the top is well maintained and kept free of leaves. The entire area, like the rest of the city is totally free of litter. The view from the top is well worth the climb, which is not...  more »
  • An amazing view of all the city of Lviv. You can see the old city and how it migrate into the new city. Also, great spot for sunset or sunrise. The only disadvantage is that is very crowed because it....  more
    An amazing view of all the city of Lviv. You can see the old city and how it migrate into the new city. Also, great spot for sunset or sunrise. The only disadvantage is that is very crowed because it....  more »
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  • amazing place must visit there. The High Castle is proximate to the centre of Lviv (see picture), formerly being surrounded by a fortification wall. The Castle Hill took its name from the High Castle (as opposed to the other, Low Castle), which used to be located on the hill from the 13th century to the late 19th century. The castle was a main defensive fort of the city during its existence. As it follows from Rus' Chronicles, the first fortifying structures appeared on the Castle Hill in the time Halych-Volhynia, and were built by Leo I of Halych from wood. It was originally a wood and soil construction, as most others at that time. In 1259 by a request of Burunday Khan they were destroyed, but in 1270 were rebuilt. In 1340, when Lviv was captured by Casimir III of Poland the wooden castle was put under fire. In 1353 it was destroyed again by Lithuanians. A new brick castle appeared on the hill in 1362 by the king Casmimir III. It became the residence of Polish nobles. In 1537, the castle witnessed a rebellion known as Chicken War against Polish king Sigismund I the Old and his wife Bona Sforza.
  • Absolutely worthy place to visit in Lviv. The picturesque view on the city can be seen from the top of the mountain. A lot of tourists come here on weekends though

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