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Brodsky castle description and photo - Ukraine: Lviv region. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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An architectural monument of national importance Brodsky castle is located in Brody, Lviv region. The first mentions of the construction of the castle date back to the 80s of the 16th century. After the acquisition of the city in 1629, the then Polish hetman Stanislav Konetspolsky built a castle like a bastion here. Brodsky Castle was built in 1630-1635. designed by the famous French architect de Beauplan and under the watchful eye of the Italian engineer Andrea del Aqua.
The pentagonal castle was composed of five curtains (ramparts) and bastions, in the middle of which there were casemates. Around the castle there was a deep moat filled with water from time to time. It was possible to get to the territory of the fortress from the city side through the drawbridge, as well as along the dam. All 75 casemates were used as warehouses and barracks. Until the middle of the 18th century on Detynets, there was a wooden house in which the commandants of the fortress and the owners of the city lived, and a wooden chapel.
The fortress and castle withstood all the sieges of the Cossack troops during the Khmelnitsky uprising in 1648. During the battle under Berestechko, the building played the role of a Polish military base.
The first repairs in the fortress took place in the late 1660s.
In 1812 Vincent Pototsky, following the order of the Austrian government, dismantled the building from the side of the city. After that the gate tower with the clock, the ravelin, two bastions and the moat were filled up. Two bastions, three and a half curtains with casemates and a two-story palace of the 18th century built by Stanislav Potocki in the castle courtyard have survived to this day.
In the post-war period, Brodsky Castle suffered greatly from rebuilding. At the initiative of the regional authorities and the museum in 2007, work began on its restoration.
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