Tourism is developing in Lutsk even during the war. Residents and guests of the city have the opportunity to see the restored dungeons live.

On July 14 of this year, dungeons were opened in Lutsk, access to which was closed until then. The dungeons in the “Okolnyi Zamok” museum space are located at 6 Kafedralna Street. This museum space includes the tower of the Princes of Chortoryiskyi, the dungeons of the Jesuit collegium and a fragment of the defensive wall.

The restoration of the dungeons was carried out as part of the project “New life of the old city: revitalization of monuments of historical and cultural heritage of Lutsk and Lublin”.

In the dungeons there are figures of knights in armor, a Jesuit monk, useful information about the history of the city of Lutsk. If desired, the employees of the museum space can show “ghosts” projected on the wall of the dungeons, for example, the hologram of the ghost of Anna Voitnkhovska. The employees of the museum space say that she really lived here and was executed for adultery.

The Mayor of Lutsk, Ihor Polishchuk, said that the opening of the Museum Space “Okolnyi Zamok” took place later than the planned period due to the introduction of martial law on the territory of Ukraine. Due to it, the possibility to carry out final preparatory works before the opening of the museum was limited.

The head of the cultural heritage protection department of the Lutsk City Council Oleksandr Kotys said that the dungeons are special. They are large in area and are combined with the dungeons of the Okolnyi Castle itself, including the dungeons under the Chortoriisky Tower.

Kateryna Telipska, the head of the tourism and city promotion department of the Lutsk City Council, told how often people go to the “Okolnyi Zamok” dungeon.

According to Kateryna Telipska, the museum space became popular immediately after its opening. It is already known that more than 6,000 people have visited it to date.

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Від Maya Golub