Monastery in Berdychiv

Berdychiv Castle

The impressive brick-walled complex hogging the horizon as you approach Berdychiv from Khmelnytsky is widely known as the castle (krepost), but it's actually a 17th-century Carmelite monastery. The fortress-like def…
Cemetery in Berdychiv

Jewish Cemetery

Levi Yitzhak's mausoleum is in Berdychiv's eerie, overgrown Jewish Cemetery. While the mausoleum itself has been looked after, several-hundred odd boot-shaped tombstones lie hideously askew and virtually hidden by w…
Church in Berdychiv

St Barbara Church

Berdychiv has links to two great 19th-century literary figures: Joseph Conrad was born in Berdychiv (1857), and Honoré de Balzac (of all people) was married to Polish noblewoman Ewelina Hańska (1850) in this rose-ti…