The Old Grodno Castle (also known as the Grodno Upper Castle and Bathory's Castle) originated in the 11th century as the seat of a dynasty of Black Ruthenian rulers, descended from a younger son of Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.
The 13th-century keep of the castle belonged to a type of Belarusian defensive tower represented by the Tower of Kamyanyets. Vytautas the Great added five Brick Gothic towers in 1391–98, transforming the castle into one of his main residences. Casimir IV Jagiellon also favoured Grodno over Lithuania's official capital. It was there that the Polish Crown was offered to him, and it was there that he died in 1492.
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Robert Dzialak | Feb 3, 2018
Currently renovated, in reality almost everything closed. Good view of Namen river.
David Ashwood | Sep 3, 2017
Great historic view, surprisingly extensive museum. Make sure you visit the coin minter at the entrance - he's an awesome character that's great with kids
Eugene Karmyzau | Jan 11, 2017
The castle is pretty good itself. There are a lot of beautiful views here to the city, to the river and parks. Very rear you can see some performance here (actually never saw myself). The museum inside is not so good and not about the castle in general. You can find here just common exhibition about different history and archeology periods and some material about Belarus, USSR times also.
Marius Gorochovskis | Jul 18, 2017
The castle is well preserved, old an important to Lithuania. But the museum is terrible, both infrastructure and the whole second floor, talking about the 'great history of Communism'.
Andrey Sarantsev | Aug 27, 2017
Great view on Neman river. History museum
Igar Kvyatkovskiy | Jun 10, 2018
Famous among turists bacause if free visa zone
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