The underground vault under the Commandant’s Tower is “protected” by the soldiers from the Wołodyjowski’s detachment. In the Day (Denna) Tower tourists meet a clerk, an ambassador and a burgomaster, who present “ancient” diplomas to every tourist who requests them.
But most of all visitors are drawn to the diorama “Assault of the Fortress in 1672”, located in the underground vaults near the Rozhanka Tower. Here the musketeer (believe it or not, they also took part in the defense of the castle!) directs his musket at guests as they go down the damp stairs. Also here a monk says his prayer near the body of a deceased soldier, while a cruel janissary (Turkish warrior) lifts his arched yataghan (curved sword).
And do not forget to see the 40-metre-deep well in the New Eastern Tower and stroll through the fortress gallery.
But the fortress has more than just a glorious past. Be sure to visit the “Terra Heroica” Annual International Military and Historical Festival and witness impressive “battle scene” re-enactments. And who knows, you might even be the one to finally find a ghost at the Old fortress.
Address: 1 Zamkova Str., Kamyanets-Podilskyi. The fortress is open to visitors every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Entrance tickets to the fortress cost UAH4 for adults and UAH2 for children.