Stare Selo. Map: IV-5. A village (1968 pop 2,300) in Pustomyty raion, Lviv oblast. It was first mentioned in historical documents in 1442. It was destroyed by the Turks in 1498 and by the Tatars in 1648. A fortress was built there by Amvrosii Prykhylny for the Ostrozky family in 1584–9 and was renovated in 1642 and 1654 in the late Renaissance style. Its walls (14–16 m high) and three towers are well preserved (photo: Stare Selo fortress).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]