Uzhhorod. The city is more than 1,100 years. It got its name from
the picturesque Uzh River
on whose banks it was built. Within the borders of the city three Slav
settlements were found and
The Uzhgorod Castle (12th c.), a valuable architectural monument, was the
residence of Old Rus
Prince Laborets. The castle was repeatedly assaulted, especially during the
peasant uprisings in the
latter half of the 17th - early 18th cc. With time, it lost its strategic
importance. Now it houses the
Museum of Local Lore.
The Horiany Rotunda whose walls have preserved frescos on religious subjects
the 15th с. is a monument of architecture and painting of the 14th - 15th cc. No
architectural monument is the Cathedral built in 1646 on Zamkova (Castle) Hill.
|Zakarpattia oblast, Mezhgor'e