1.1 Promotion of local culture and history
Executive Committee of Lutsk City Council (Volyn Oblast, Ukraine)
City of Lublin (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Lutsk and Lublin, two big cities of the Polish-Ukrainian cross-border region have a long and rich history, that left a great number of monuments of historical and cultural heritage, including fortifications. Unfortunately, through the ages, many of them weren't maintained well, what causes less interest of domestic and foreign tourists.
The TwoTowers project partner cities jointly plan a revitalization of these tourist objects together with the creation of public spaces around them to support the promotion of medieval culture. The Czartoryski Tower with a defensive wall and the Jesuits Monastery in Lutsk, as well as the Gothic Tower in Lublin, will be preserved and become more open to residents and tourists. Moreover, in the underground cells of Jesuits Monastery, a modern technology museum will be created. We can find there an interactive space, where the visitors are not only passive spectators but also participants of trainings, workshops, and other activities. Visitors will have an opportunity to try the armour and feel as medieval knights. The museum wants to engage the visitors’ senses – hearing, sight, touch – in receiving new knowledge and impressions. The monastery will be also the host of two new expositions: chivalry in "Chartoryski Tower" and medieval times in underground cells of Jesuits Monastery. In the framework of the project, the International Scientific Conference and "Festival of Legends" in Lublin will be organized as well.
The activities within the project will strengthen the 20-year partnership between Lutsk and Lublin and promote common cities’ culture and historical heritage. TwoTowers will importantly enhance tourism potential and increase the number of visitors. They will get new tourist attractions and the opportunity to take part in cultural events. The project is an excellent basis for effective cooperation between public organizations and commercial structures in the border regions of Ukraine and Poland in the field of culture, history, and tourism.
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