Address: Dubna, ul. Castle, 7-a, Tel.: +38 (03656) 4-35-68, 4-24-01
Working hours: 8:00-19:00 (winter – 8:00-17:00)
Due to several generations of the Ostrozkyi princes, Dubno developed into an impressive and charming town. Still today you will be fascinated by the history and ancient traditions that have carried on and very much part of the inhabitants lives.
The Ostrogski castle was rebuilt in stone in the early 16th century. It had a church, a two-storey palace, and an impressive array of 73 cannons. It was there that the treasury of the Ostrogski family was kept. These fabulous treasures brought the predatory Crimean Tatars to the castle on several occasions (at least two in 1577 alone).
Prince Janusz Ostrogski, the last of his family, undertook major renovations of the castle in the early 17th century. He made use of the trace itallienne, or “Italian style” of fortification, to transform Dubno into the most advanced fort in the region. It is the only Volhynian castle featuring a hornwork. Prince Janusz’s palace still stands in Dubno.
Dubno is also a lovely destination in Ukraine for those who appreciate a slower pace of life and enjoy viewing the many charming ancient buildings, where the chimes of the monastery bells ringing that can’t but help take you back in time.