Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle

A fortress of old and new castles, and intriguing stories

By Skeiron

Ukrainian Cultural Foundation

Where and what is the Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle?

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Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle by SkeironSkeiron

This is a fortress in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi region. 

The old and new

The fortress is imposing in its size - it stretches over more than one and a half hectares and consists of Old and New castles.

The towers

Each of its towers has a name and an intriguing story. The Papal Tower is named after Pope Julius II, who sponsored its construction.

Kovpak Tower got its name from the shape of the roof. And on the Ark tower, there is an inscription: "Verus amicus est rarior fenice" which means "A faithful friend is rarer than a phoenix".

The fortress is now a part of the Kamianets Nature Reserve, where historical reconstructions and traditional crafts, such as baking and pottery, often take place.

Credits: Story

Skeiron, is a team of people who have been concerned about the fate of Ukraine's cultural heritage for many years. Our task is to engrave as much of Ukraine's architectural and artistic heritage as possible and preserve historical memory from the destructive influences of the time. We scanned cultural sites before the war. Now, at the time of the full-scale invasion, we understand the even greater urgency. For this reason, we initiate the #SaveUkrainianHeritage project. The project's aim is 3D scanning of cultural monuments throughout Ukraine, where circumstances allow. We create 3D models using laser scanning and photogrammetry technologies. This allows you to record the condition of the monument more accurately and help restore it in case of destruction.

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