Lviv’s High Castle is not actually a castle, but Lviv’s highest point and one of its most popular tourist attractions. There was a time when High Castle was a set of wooden fortifications; these were built in the 13th century by King Lev. The massive structure was destroyed and then later rebuilt from stone in the 14th century. For a long time High Castle served as the residence of the king’s steward and as a prison before it eventually fell apart. Unfortunately, neither pictures, nor comprehensive descriptions remain of ancient fortress, so we can only guess about its former greatness.
Today you’ll see fragments of old walls on your way to the lookout point atop High Castle (Vysokyi Zamok in Ukrainian), which offers one of Lviv's best views and is a must-see for tourists.
High Castle (Vysokyi Zamok) is located just outside Lviv’s center inside Vysokyi Zamok Park in the northeast of the city. There are no direct transport links to the park, so wear some sensible shoes and enjoy the 15-20-minute walk from the center. Just follow the small brown signs.
|Vysokyi Zamok (High Castle) (Високий Замок)|
|Visitor Info:||DIY – Do it Yourself|
|Time to Visit:||Up to 1 hour|
|Address:||Vysokyi Zamok St., Lviv, Ukraine, 79000|