Olesko Castle
Olesko Castle
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phenning2347
Mandalay, Myanmar126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A well-restored little castle nestled on top of a small hill. It dates back to the late 14th century and has been previously occupied by Poland, Lithuania and Hungary.
There are some pleasant gardens surrounding the hill where one can appreciate the castle's architecture from all angles. It is worth spending some time walking along the paths and enjoying the park-like gardens.
The interior is now a museum of 16th and 17th century art and antique furnishings.
Written January 8, 2022
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Suwatss
Bangkok, Thailand5,669 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This castle while a convenient stop between Lviv and Kiev, is a very simple and plain castle with a few furnitures and paintings from 1600s -1800s. The castle is small and it may take only 1 hour maximum to see all things. Not quite essential must at all.
Written October 18, 2018
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Gajus S
Budapest, Hungary54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The place must have been great, once. Now it is a rather poorly reconstructed castle with some historical rooms, including a few nice, and very average, objects. Hardly any english texts available. So much work to be done!
Written September 2, 2017
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kurogomajpn
Saitama, Japan287 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
While I wasn't as impressed with Olesko as I was with Pidhirtsi, Olesko was still a nice castle to visit. It is in a better state than Pidhirtsi, is rather small and has a beautiful garden. One of the better restored castles, it now houses a museum. The views from the castle of the surrounding landscape is very pretty.

On the day we visited, the castle (as well as the other two Pidhirtsi and Zolochiv) was closed as the staff decided to take an inpromptu holiday in lieu of working on an earlier public holiday. No announcement were made earlier so even guides, etc were left in the dark. We were one of several groups left hanging outside the gates. After an hour or so of waiting without knowing if we would be let in, the guards finally opened the gates to let in those who were still waiting. Rumor was that this happened after a phone call from some higher-ups as some VIPS were visiting. With better organisation and structure, the tourist sites in Ukraine such as the castles on the golden horseshoe route will benefit greatly.
Written June 6, 2017
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matthow
Newport, UK403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
I really liked the castle. It's not as much of a military fortification as say Khotyn and more of a country house but even so this is a great location with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside which is pretty in itself. You get an impression of the immense wealth that the aristocracy once had seeing this place. The exhibition of paintings and especially the epic painting of Jan Sobieski is well worth seeing and there are some fascinating wooden carvings here also. Not a massive place but enjoyable.
Written May 20, 2017
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Alex B
Lviv, Ukraine20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
The Olesko Castle is a beautiful medieval structure, which has authentic external elements of decoration and marvelous garden, which is placed around it. However, both of them, the castle and the garden seemed a bit abandoned. Despite the castle was founded in the 13th century, internal decoration and furniture has only 18th century examples, that does not allow to convey the whole athmosphere of the medival ages.
Notwithstanding, the exposition of torture tools and the overall garden planning correct the picture and visitor's impression.
The good point is a lot of parking space near a castle entry.
Written November 30, 2016
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Pas66UKCan
York, UK232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
This is one of three we saw for the day, It is worth a trip out of Lviv to see this , The wonderful statues as you approach the entrance. A gentleman in traditional costume inside , looks the part and not to be messed with. The building was in a good state with plenty to see inside and out, Great to see such a historic site being well looked after.
Written November 21, 2016
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Zoya C
Chelmsford, UK178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
It takes about an hour from Lviv by car and it's worth taking a look and seeing a few other castles nearby. This one is not as pretty from the outside but they do have a lovely exhibition inside and a small coffee shop. Most people go with a big bus tour but if you'd like to be nimble, it's best to travel by car.
Written October 24, 2016
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Grodd54
Edinburgh, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The outside of the Castle and its grounds are impressive.

However my party of 3 and a small dog was unable to visit the Castle itself because the ticket lady at the Castle ripped our tickets, then called Security, and told them to eject us because we were trying to get in with spoiled tickets !!!.

The Director was summoned and he did nothing to resolve the situation either.

So despite having been polite and respectful ourselves, and paying for 3 tickets we had to leave without seeing the inside of the Castle !!!

We have never experienced such atrocious behaviour before. I have raised a complaint with Lviv City Council because such behaviour is not good for the Castle nor the visitors.

Hopefully your trip will be better than ours. Good luck.
Written August 15, 2016
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mega_viktk
Kyiv, Ukraine1,180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
The Castle, at the border at Volyn and Halychyna, was habitat of Sobesky and Khmelnytsky, and a gathering place for pilgrims to the Holy Land.
Written August 11, 2016
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