You should visit Nevickiy castle the ancient castle of Zakarpattya every centimetre of which is saturated with ancient legends!
The history of its existence is very interesting: if you will walk up to the foot of the mountain on which it is located - you will see the "post of brides" (stone post, that is reminding phallus symbol). As long ago as in the epoch of neolith it was being worshiped and applied with a request of family continuation. To make sure that the post is provided with the special energy walk up nearer and you will see - on his stone top, a little tree grows without a feed and moisture. On the top of the mountain, from which you can see the beautiful landscapes of outskirts, there was a sacred altar of worship to heathen gods in ancient times. Exactly in this place later the castle was built (the correct name of which is - "Nevestskiy" – from Russian nevesta – bride).
Another evidence of the special energy of the castle is a history about his hostess - very beautiful and cruel "Frightful virgin" (engaged in building of the castle in 11Х century). It is talked, she was the sister of Dracula, fond of black art, constantly inveigled to the palace new victims, arranged stormy orgies and killed them. And for strengthening of the casle (the walls of which you can touch today) ordered to prepare "cement" from albumens, thoracal milk and blood.
For a long time nobody could destroy an impregnable castle, untill nature interfere in this case: one of subsequent owners of the castle decided to give 17 years old daughter in marriage to an old duke. A girl, had known about it, jumped from a high wall down. At this moment the lightning had stroken the castle and destroyed it. And girl survived, because she had got in a 32-meter well in the court of the castle, which joins with the river Uzh (the place of location of the well you can find not far from a tower).
After that there appeared tradition to come here asking protection from unwelcome marriages…
You should visit Nevickiy castle and his romantic ruins certainly will tell to you many exciting, sorrowful and lyric stories about eternal and not simple way of a man understanding of himself and of the world.
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