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Holidays with PBU projects – Krasiczyn (PL), Hrodna (BY), Zhovkva and Lutsk (UA)

13 / 08 / 2021
Category: Programme News

Castles are a symbol of our past, our historical heritage. This time, we encourage you to visit these buildings, which hide many interesting stories and legends. We invite you to the castles that were the heroes of our projects. Thanks to the Programme various activities like modernization, restoration, equipping and promotion were carried out to improve conditions of these objects and increase their popularity (details to be found in the project pages below each information).


Krasiczyn Castle

The castle was built between the 16th and the 17th century by Stanisław Krasicki and his son Marcin. After their death, the castle belonged among others, to the Sapieha family, who considerably contributed to the beauty of the park surrounding the castle. The eastern gate leads to the courtyard where nowadays concerts are held during the summer. A special touristic attraction is a recently renovated 17th century chapel. It ranks among such pearls of Polish culture as the King Sigismund's Chapel at Wawel Castle in Cracow.

The tour of the Castle includes:

  • Courtyard;
  • Chapel of the Assumption of Mary in the Divine Tower;
  • crypts in the Divine tower;
  • Prince Sapieha's Hunter's Room;
  • Exhibition rooms in the northern wing.

Tours of the Castle are possible only with a guide and in groups of at least 5 persons.

Tours of the Castle (from 15 April to 15 October)

Opening hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (tour every hour)
Organized groups can book different hours
Tours in English are also available. Tours in English have to be booked at least one day in advance (all year).

PBU Promo2Castles project is devoted inter alia to that castle. More information on the project HERE.


Palace of the Old Castle – Hrodna State Museum of History and Archaeology

The museum was founded in 1920 and opened for visitors in 1922. In 1924, the city council handed over the Old Castle premises to the museum. Here, on the Castle hill, in the historical centre of Hrodna, the museum Curator U. Jadkowsky found the ruins of stone constructions of the 12th - 17th centuries during archaeological excavations. The New Castle, and then the Craftsmans House — a typical accommodation unit of the second half of the 18th century, were handed over to the museum in 1990.
The exposition occupies 30 halls with more than 8,000 exhibits. The main part of the exposition is located in the Palace of the Old Castle with archaeological, historical and regional nature departments. 

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday:
10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday: day off

PBU ConsArt project is devoted inter alia to that castle. More information on the project HERE.  


Zhovkva Castle

The castle was built by the architect Paweł Szczęśliwy by order of Hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski in 1594-1605. In the second half of the 17th century was the residence of King Jan III Sobieski, where ambassadors and crowned persons from all over Europe came. The castle is the largest building in Zhovkva. Four three-tiered corner flanking towers and four two-story buildings along the perimeter are connected by closed battle galleries. In the back of the courtyard, in front of the entrance gate, there was the main palace with a two-story open gallery. The entrance gate with a four-tiered gate tower is located on the axis of the castle; an embankment dam and a wooden bridge led to it from the town side, running over a defensive moat filled with water. The castle reached its greatest prosperity during the reign of Jan III Sobieski, who in 1674 rebuilt it into a royal residence.

Currently, restoration works are underway in the castle, but there is a museum in some of the castle rooms.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday:
11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday:
10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday: day off

PBU Promo2Castles project is devoted inter alia to that castle. More information on the project HERE.

Lutsk castle

Castle, also known as Lubart’s castle, is a symbol of Lutsk. The castle was built by the Lithuanian prince Lubart in the 14th century. He married a local princess and adopted the Orthodox faith. The castle was chosen as the prince’s residence. Lubart’s Castle is one of the few surviving monuments of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania era in Ukraine.

The architectural complex of the Upper Castle includes:

  • Vyizna, Vladycha and Styrova towers connected by walls;
  • the house of noble courts (18th century);
  • county treasury (early 19th century);
  • the ruins of the cathedral church of John the Theologian (17th century);
  • remains of the prince's palace (14th – 16th centuries).

In some rooms of the fortification, there are several interesting exhibits:

  • Book Museum;
  • Art Museum;
  • expositions of ceramics, metal products, furniture;
  • arsenal and the only Museum of Bells in Ukraine.

Opening hours:
10.00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
You can also order an excursion or just walk along the castle by yourself. 

PBU TwoTowers project is devoted inter alia to that castle. More information on the project HERE.



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