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New life of the old city: revitalization of monuments of historical and cultural heritage of Lutsk and Lublin

ACRONIM

TwoTowers

NUMBER

PBU1/0746/16

Project type

Regular project

STATUS

During implementation

THEMATIC OBJECTIVE

HERITAGE

PRIORITY

1.1 Promotion of local culture and history

PARTNERSHIP

PL-UA

LEAD BENEFICIARY

Executive Committee of Lutsk City Council (Volyn Oblast, Ukraine)

BENEFICIARY

City of Lublin (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)

TOTAL BUDGET 1 676 398.00 € ENI CO-FUNDING 1 508 758.20 €
DURATION 24 months 01.08.2018 - 31.07.2020

Project description

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 promotion of medieval culture. The Chartoryski 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 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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