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Castle in Dubno

The castle in Dubno Rivne region is one of the main decorations of the city, part of its cultural reserve. The fortress has a long interesting history and in the past was famous for its inaccessibility.

The first castle in this place was built in the far X century. In the XIII century, during the Mongol-Tatar invasion, he was wiped off the face of the earth. And in the 15th century, the Ostrozhsky princes started erecting a new stone fortress here, which was subsequently rebuilt: they completed the watchtowers, churches, and laid underground corridors.

The castle often became the property of various princely families: Ostrozhsky, Zaslavsky, Sangushko, Lubomirsky. Even in the XIX and XX centuries, the fortress was used by military units of different countries: the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Germany, the Soviet Union.

In 1993, the castle complex became part of the Dubno reserve, becoming a monument of history and architecture. Visitors to the castle are greeted by a bridge and a gate with the coat of arms of the Ostrozhsky family and a mighty gate tower.

In the palaces of the princes Ostrozhsky and Lubomir, respectively, in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, large banquet and ballrooms were preserved, decorated with plaster moldings D. Merlini.

Duben Castle was famous for its system of cellars and underground passages. It is in these basements that the events of the story of Nikolai Gogol "Taras Bulba" take place.

In the castle of the city of Dubno there is a legend about the tower "Beatka". In 1577, Tatar troops attacked the fortress. The panic began. Niece of Prince Ostrozh Beata came to the tower and gave the order to shoot a cannon into the tent of the khan. She herself brought the fire to the fuse. The nucleus hit the target, and the battle ended immediately. Since then, this tower is called "Beatka".

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