Palanok Castle, Mukacheve

Sitting on a hilltop above town, Palanok Castle saw use by several royal families and was later transformed into a prison. Dating back to the 1300s, the site was once a powerful fortress; 164 canons protected it and a moat with a wooden wall ran around the estate. You can explore the castle's gardens and enter its old humid chambers on your own, or ask for a guided tour. You'll have a chance to visit the mysterious complex of underground tunnels that connect 130 rooms. On a tour, you'll hear many tales and legends about the site. There's also a small history museum at the castle. Plan a Mukacheve trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The castle is nicely renovated. Several small exhibitions present the history and most famous stories of Mukachevo and the castle, e.g Rákóczi era, ancient history of Mukachevo, the painter Mihály...  more »
  • The Palanok Castle is located on a hill overlooking Mukacheve City and surrounding area. It dates back to the 7th century and served as a fortress, a palace, a prison and now as a tourist attraction.....  more »
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  • A very special place. My kid loved it. Everything is cheap accessible and you actually don't even need a guyed to tour the castle. The cafe there is also quite nice. It is very cheap and tasty at the same time. A small bat that lives there is just hilarious and kids love it. Excellent spot for the weekend trip.
  • Simply amazing castle! I enjoyed immensely exploring every bit of it I could. The views are enchanting, one can just imagine how life a few centuries ago looked like. I’m admiring the staff’s attitude too - you only have to pay for the entrance (and for a guide, if you like), there are no extra charges of any kind once you are in. Btw, there is drinkable water pumped from the well - just the thing in the hot summer!
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