Zhovkivsky restored castle in Lviv region
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated UAH 3.8 million needed for the restoration of Zhovkva castle in Lviv region. Castle restored as part of the European Union for the protection of cultural heritage treasures. Passes recovery foundation, the roof of the palace housing, yard, East Tower, galleries and other facilities. To do this, provided 3.8 million USD. The bulk of the money has provided Europe, 10% of the costs for the program, took over Ukraine.
An outstanding monument of Renaissance architecture located in the center of Zhovkva. He has a rich history of prosperity, destruction and restorations. Founded in 1594 was a founder of the town Stanislaw Zolkiewski and built more than ten years, and later dobudovuvavsya. The castle was well protected from the attacks of enemies - built of stone and brick, with towers at the corners, surrounded by a wide moat. Adjacent to the tower of the castle defensive walls of the city.
In the palace were the personal rooms of the castle owner, halls for receptions, treasury, chapel. Near the castle was a park-zoo with deer, bison and other animals. In the 18th century the castle became the residence of Polish King Jan III Sobieski, who was actively engaged in decorating it.
In the late 18th century castle was sold at auction in 19-20 centuries there were various institutions. During the First World War the castle was burned. In 1930 partially restored, but during the Second World War again badly damaged. Restored in the 1970s, part of the castle premises was used as housing. Unfortunately, time is not preserved for us the exquisite sculptures castle, its columns, arches, chapel, moat. However, today he is able to hit its architectural ensemble, and the local museum will tell its history.