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Lubart's Castle, Lutsk

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Lutsk High Castle, also known as Lubart's Castle, began its life in the mid-14th century as the fortified seat of Gediminas' son Liubartas (Lubart), the last ruler of united Galicia-Volhynia. It is the most prominent landmark of Lutsk, Ukraine and as such appears on the 200 hryvnia bill. Another city castle, built by the Czartoryski family starting from the 14th century, is now a ruin.
The Kievan town of Luchesk had a wooden wall as early as 1075, when Boleslaw the Brave laid siege to it for six months. Yury Dolgoruky failed to take Lutsk after a six-weeks siege in 1149. In 1255, the walls of Lutsk were stormed by Jochi's grandson Kuremsa.
The current castle, towering over the Styr River, was built mostly in the 1340s, although some parts of the earlier walls were used. It repelled sieges by numerous potentates, including Casimir the Great (1349), Jogaila (1431), and Sigismund Kęstutaitis (1436). It was there that the Lutsk Conference of 1429 took place, attended by Emperor Sigismund, Vasily II of Moscow, Jogaila, Vytautas the Great, and the voivode of Wallachia.
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  • Was in the castle in March for the first time. Although there were almost no people and most of the exhibits were closed, still loved it. And when we arrived in May, I liked more)) entrance 20 UAH, there are different excursions, in the dungeon (in 10.12 and 14 hours, on the tower, in the museum Bell, in the Museum of technical achievements of Da Vinci, etc. very atmospheric, pleasant, informative. In the souvenir shop Beautiful inexpensive trinkets for memory.
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  • Very nice well maintained place in the very heart of Lutsk. It's rather fortification building than the castle. There is a big yard inside. You can walk around, try many ancient war things and sunk in...  more »
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  • Ancient castle, very old and strong. Although not so much to see in there. If you are really interested in history, want to shot a movie oelr make interesting photo session, then I would recommend it. Also if you are for the first time in the city. One time is enough to see everything in it)
  • It is one of my favorite places. This castle gorgeous and beautiful. Around castle old part of city, city has good atmosphere.
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