Ternopil is one of the biggest urban communities of western Ukraine, situated in its heart and having the status of an essential exchange focus. It is a calm, inconceivably green city with a special climate, splendid history and a plenty of intriguing normal, verifiable and engineering sights.
The name Ternopil, as per one story, begins from the expression "ternovoye polye" (truly, "blackthorn field"), as a result of blackthorn trees that used to become here.
The city’s main point of interest is considered to be the Old Castle, whose history started almost 500 years ago. It is the oldest surviving construction in Ternopil. Though the castle was a defensive bulwark, it could not escape the ravages of war: the fort was ruined several times, but was rebuilt again and again. In the 19th century, the castle was turned into a Russian classicist palace, and its remaining defenses were annihilated. Today, a stone wall with highly decorated gates surrounds the palace.