Around the City

Balchug Hill and Gorodische

Perhaps the most scenic part of Galich is Balchug Hill which is located in the north of the city. It was here that the origins of the city are found as it is the site of an ancient settlement ("gorodische"). By taking the steps up the hill you can see the remnants of earthen mounds on which a wooden fortress once stood. More modern additions to the hill are a large cross commemorating the destruction of the city by the Polish during the Time of Troubles and a gazebo from where you can enjoy great views of the city and Lake Galichskoe.

Location Ulitsa Sverdlova Rybnaya Sloboda