Creepy Castles: 13 Abandoned Places You Need to Visit

Pidhirtsi Castle

Pidhirtsi Castle was originally built in 1640 for the Polish aristocracy’s military chief, and was passed from Polish military leader to Polish military leader into the 18th century. Rather than being a place of military strategy, Pidhirtsi Castle always remained a place of leisure for the military leaders and their families. It took on the style of a country house, rather than the utilitarian castle design known in that region.

It suffered serious vandalism in the Polish-Soviet War between 1919 and 1921, and spent a few years as a tuberculosis sanatorium after World War II, before a fire caused enough damage for it to be completely abandoned in 1956. Restoration on the castle began in 2010, but it still has a long way to go.

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