Butschach Fortress

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Butschatsch (fortress)
Fortress in Butschach (August 2016)

Fortress in Butschach (August 2016)

Alternative name (s): Castle in Butschatsch
Place: Butschatsch
Geographical location 49 ° 3 '35 "  N , 25 ° 23' 29"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 3 '35 "  N , 25 ° 23' 29"  E
Butschach Fortress (Ternopil Oblast)
Butschach Fortress

The fortress of Butschatsch ( Ukrainian Бучацька фортеця / Butschaz'ka fortezja; " Burg Butschatsch "; Ukrainian Бучацький замок / Butschaz'kyj samok), a Polish fortress in Buczacz, is the ruins of a summit castle in the city of Butschatsch in the west of Ukraine . It stands on the edge of a rocky cliff and was destroyed and rebuilt several times at the beginning of the 19th century. The ruins visible today date from the period 1620 to 1630, when the fortress was built on the initiative of Maria Amalia Mohylanka (cousin of Metropolitan Petro Mohyla ) and her husband, the magnate , patron , voivode and starost Stefan Potocki . The fortress, besieged by the Turks in 1672 and 1676, consisted of an old and a new part. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Counts of Potocki sold the building to the residents of Butschatsch, who used it as a quarry for building materials. One of the two bastions has survived today.

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