The place for the foundation of the settlement was chosen in the picturesque area of the Podilsky Mezhyhirya. Here the Juryn River (the left tributary of the Dniester River) flows in a valley surrounded by wooded hills. Flowing in the valley, the river forms an almost closed loop. In the center of this “loop” rises a high hill, and on it – Chervonogorod Castle. The river served as a good natural defense for the castle hill, as the channel, encircling the hill on three sides, created a serious obstacle in the way of the enemy.
The castle belonged first to the Danylovichs, then to the Poninskys. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, they rebuilt the estate. The Poninskis built an entire palace in the neo-Gothic style. It was in good condition… until World War II.
To this day, only partially preserved residential buildings and two towers. They became a visiting card of the castle. Like any self-respecting fortress, Chervonogorod castle is built on a hill. The only dirt road leads to it. Because of this, once impregnable to enemies, the castle is impregnable to restorers.
Now this valley, with the castle hill rising in its center, has the name “Red Tract”. There is no settlement here, and therefore the castle is often attributed to Nagoryan, then to Nyrkov – two villages located near the valley. But it was not always like that. Once upon a time in the valley (between the villages of Nyrkiv and Nagoryan) there was the city of Chervonogrod, for which a fortification was built on the castle hill. Later, the city turned into a village, the village into a farm, and as a result, the farm was abolished, and the territory of the disappeared Chervonogrod went to Nyrkov.
Nowadays, the ruins of the palace, built on the site of the dismantled old castle, have survived. 2 damaged towers survived from the palace (to their original height), as well as the foundations and small fragments of the walls of the two-story palace building. The towers are in a state of disrepair and require urgent restoration. The ruins of the church, located not far from the castle walls, are owned by the UAOC.