Folk Architecture & Life Museum
Next door to Uzhhorod Castle, this is one of the tidiest open-air museums in the country, albeit small. Highlights include several...
Greek Catholic Church
Monumental, recently renovated and built in the neoclassical style, this 18th-century former Jesuit church is worth a peek inside for...
Built in 1911, it's pretty obvious at first glance that this beautiful concert venue began life as a synagogue. Its intricately carved...
Located right opposite the Five Flags Hostel, this traditional Central European coffee-and-cake halt has prints of old Ungvar on the...
Cafe-Muzey Pid Zamkom
Wistfully celebrating Ungvar's all-too-short decades in the lap of Czechoslovak affluence, this great pub and nostalgia museum rolled...
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Uzhhorod Castle information
On the hill overlooking town stands the 15th-century castle with massive walls and beefy bastions built to withstand Turkish assaults. The main palace is home to the Transcarpathian Museum of Local Lore (Закарпатський Краєзнавчий музей), which has a good collection of pysanky (patterned eggs), regional folk costume, some Hutsul musical instruments including nine tremibity (the Carpathian didgeridoo) and a section on interwar Transcarpathia – fascinating for those with an interest in central European history.
The tranquil grounds are also fun to wander and the bastion in the northeast corner provides views across Uzhhorod. If you have an urge to try the local plonk, wine tastings take place in the castle's atmospheric brick cellars with friendly sommeliers on hand.