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The imposing castle in Lutsk, dating from the mid-14th century, is the most prominent historical site of the Western Ukrainian town. The fortified ramparts and soaring towers were constructed by Liubartas of Galicia-Volhynia to serve the seat from which he ruled. The walls were further fortified over time, adapting and changing to repel artillery and gunfire and protect from invading forces that sought to capture the frontier town. The three towers date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Now regarded one of Ukraine's most important heritage sites (it is one of the few historic landmarks in Western Ukraine that survived WW2) the castle is featured on the back of the Ukrainian 200 hryvnia bill.

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  • Copyright: Brian Donkersley (lamentforicarus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 13 N: 51] (393)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-01
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-10-25 23:06
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