Attractions

Castle in Lutsk

Lutsk Castle

Lutsk's 14th-century castle stands surrounded by ornate 17th-century churches and homes and is in fairly decent shape for a Ukrainian fortress. Known as Lubart's Castle after the Lithuanian prince who ordered it bui…
Church in Lutsk

Trinity Church

The main Orthodox church in Lutsk dates from 1752 and is a much more atmospheric affair than the Sts Peter's and Paul's Cathedral, not having been stripped of its gilding and icons by the Soviets. The interior is pe…
Convent in Lutsk

St Bridget's Convent

In the 18th century the nuns at this working convent (no access inside) were so strict about their 'no-male-on-the-premises' rule that they didn't allow firefighters in when the building was ablaze. The result was a…
Cathedral in Lutsk

Sts Peter's and Paul's Cathedral

The Jesuit complex on vul Kafedralna was designed in the early to mid-17th century by Italian architect Giacomo Briano. The stately, newly renovated facade of this Catholic cathedral dates from 1640; the understated…
Museum in Lutsk

Museum of the Volyn Icon

Displaying over 100 painted icons, this museum provides an overview of the celebrated Volyn school of icon painting from the 16th to the 18th century. The highlight is the 'Chelm icon of the Blessed Virgin', which a…