Friday, April 19, 2013

Picture Day Friday: Nevitsky Castle, Ukraine

Ruins of the medieval Nevitsky Castle are located in the Zakarpattia region of Ukraine.

The castle was built in the 13th century on a hill above the river valley of Uzh on the former site of a wooden fort. It was the mighty citadel of the Drugeth family. "In 1241, the castle was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar hordes, but in the second half of the 13th century the castle was rebuilt. It was reconstructed several times and acquired its final shape in the early 16th century. In 1644, the castle was captured and destroyed by the Transylvanian governor György Rákóczi. Since then, the castle has not been restored." Go HERE for many more pictures.

[Image courtesy of and thanks to @NevitskyCastle for the link.]