Kapitulna is the oldest street in Uzhgorod, and was once called Castle Street. This was the only street located within the outer fortifications of the castle. In the 17th century it consisted of about 10 households. In the early 19th century the street gradually acquired the name Kapitulna, from “kapituliy”, or “cathedral chapter”, which was the place where advisors to the bishop gathered. In the Soviet era it was renamed Kremlin Street. Between Kapitulna Street and Pidhradska Street are stairs, constructed between the 18th and 19th century, and used by local people to descend castle hill.