- transfer (a car/minibus with a driver);
- Lviv region map;
- print-outs (short information about the sites).
* The tour is non-guided.
This is a short one day trip for those who have not got many time, but still
have the possibility to visit old castles located not far from Lviv
city. On your way to Svirzh castle you will visit also Stare selo and
Piatnychany villages. Stare selo (Old village) is really very old as
its castle is the oldiest in Lviv region. First memory about this
village is dated back to the XIV century and the main reason why we can
still observe the castle is that it has been rebuilt many times after
the enemies invasions. Now there are only ruins of the castle left. Next
historical place of our trip is Piatnychany village, the highlight of
which is the defense tower. It is dated back to
XV - XVI centuries and worth visiting. It is stated that for some period
of time a monastery had functioned here. The tower was reconstructed in the 1982-1985
years. Now it is the filial of Lviv art gallery. And finally - the last
and the most interesting part of our tour is Svirzh castle.
Svirzh is a located on the south of Lviv region on the way to
Peremyshliany. Earlier Svirzh was a city and now it is only a big
village surrounded by the river of the same name. The region is very
lovely like Carpathian mountains in miniature, along the outskirts
steep rocks of strange view can be observed. The castle was built by
the Svirz princes in XV century and at the second half of XVII century
it was rebuilt by Halych chastelain Oleksandr Centner. Square castle
has 2 yards: a big one for residence and a small one for farmstead.
Both yards are connected with stairs. The south wing of the top yard
ends with the sguare three-stepped towers. There is an entry tower on
its axis to which the wooden bridge that is hang upon the graff leads.
The peculiarity of white stones and ornaments makes the castle one of
the most interesting findings of defense architecture.
If you are looking for a romantic, quite place, the castle is a very
good option - you should definitely come here.