Uzhhorod Castle

Uzhhorod Castle information

Uzhhorod , Ukraine
vul Kapitalna
admission 15uah
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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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.