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The Olesky (Olesko) Castle in Lviv

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The oldest surviving castle in Lviv regionThe Olesky Castle (The Olesko Castle). This old castle is located on the hill in the southeastern part of Buzhskoy lowlands. Time of its foundation is considered XIII century.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 In 1366 the city passed into the possession of Alexander Koriatovicha. 

 

 In 1605 Olesky Castle (Olesko Castle) and the whole district became the property of Ruska mogul Ivan Danilovich. In the old castle also  preserved the romantic legend that tells about the gentleman Adam Zhulkevsky. He wanted to marry with daughter of Igor Danilovich.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 In 1725, another Sobieski, Constantine, sold Olesko to Zhevuskih family. This dynasty were having an unique vision of how to manage the old castle

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

But already in 1820 The Olesky Castle (Olesko Castle)  was in ruins. In 1882 the monument of national importance was taken over by the "Society of guardianship over the castle." The fortress also persecuted and natural disasters. In 1838, the walls were cracked by strong earthquake .

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 In 1951, The Olesky Castle (The Olesko Castle)  was burned down by lightning . Its restoration and reopening took place only in 1975. Since that time the Olesky Castle is a branch of the Lviv Art Gallery, and one of the most interesting museums in Ukraine.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 Near the old castle is a building of the monastery of the Order of the Capuchins (1739). Fundator Church Józef and Antonina had a family Zhevuskih. Capuchins - a kind of monastic order, founded at the end of the XVI century.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 For many, they had associated with the name of  monk Marco d'Aviano. They say he was the first who have prepared coffee by special recipe.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 The color of the drink resembled the color of  monastic robes of Capuchin, so coffee and got the name "cappuccino." This monk has always walked barefoot, had a beard, which is atypical for Roman Catholics. Capuchins were famous by chemists.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів

 In old Castle became popular so-called "cult of the skeleton." The Body of the dead monks were placed in one of the five pavilions at the monastery and were buried only when they had been decomposed to the bone.

 Olesky Castle lviv Ukraine - Олеський замок Україна Львів 

 Currently the premises are used as a repository of numerous works of art that will later be transferred to the exposure lock in Olesko, Podgortsi and Zolochev.


Contact information

Schedule: from 9:00 to 17:00
Admission / tours:
Children - 5 USD.
adults - 10 USD.
Guided tour:
• 50 USD. group
The cost of photo / video:
Photography - 30 USD.
Video-shooting - 40 USD.
It is possible to buy interesting souvenirs.
Location: Ukraine, Lviv region., Busk district, p. Olesko.

Tags: Lviv, Ukraine, Oleskiy castle, Olesko, Olesko castle lviv, old castle, castles Ukraine, castles Lviv.



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