And what about the nobles who were richer than the King and became patrons? Or about the most beautiful woman in Europe who spent half of her life imprisoned in a tower? These stories simply reveal the truth about the princes and princess of the powerful Ostroh dynasty. They ruled the area for centuries and influenced not only the history of Ukraine, but also all over Europe. The walls of medieval castles preserved in Dubno and Ostroh still remember their secrets and victories. Thus, nestled within Rivne Oblast, the calm and shadowy key stronghold of the powerful House of Ostroh is definitely worth the trip.
"The State Historical and Cultural Reserve in Ostroh was established in August 1981 on the basis of the Ostroh Museum of Local Lore, founded in 1916. Today there are 4 stationary expositions in the reserve:
- local lore and art exposition in the castle of the Ostroh princes of the 14th century;
- numismatic exposition;
- M. Ostrovsky Museum in his hometown, the Viliia village, Ostroh raion (district);
- Museum of the Book and Printing.
The reserve also includes monuments of defense and temple architecture of the 14th-16th centuries.
The total land area is 4.1394 hectares.
The reserve was established in 1981.
It consists of 12 objects: architectural monuments of national and local significance and historical monuments of local significance.
The list of objects is given below:
1. Murovana Tower (also called the Watchtower), the 14th century - vul. Academichna, 5.
2. Nova Tower (the Round Tower), 16th century - vul. Academichna, 5.
3. Epiphany Cathedral, 1521 - vul. Academichna, 5.
4. Lutsk Tower, 16th century - vul. Papanina, 3.
5. Dwelling house (Scheinerberg's House), 19th-20th centuries - prospekt Nezalezhnosti, 45.
6. Tatar Gate Tower, 16th century - vul. Tatarska, 73.
7. Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15th-19th centuries - vul. Kniaziv Ostrozkykh.
8. The manor of princes Jabłonowski, the 18th century -vul. Academichna, 3.
9. Monastery-Fortress of St. Trinity, the 15th-17th centuries - Mezhyrich village, Ostroh Raion (district).
10. Town gate (Zaslavska Gate) with earthen fortifications, the 17th century - Mezhyrich village, Ostroh Raion (district).
11. Pich (Stove), the 17th century - Mezhyrich village, Ostroh Raion (district).
12. The house in which Mykola Ostrovsky used to live, 1904-1913 - Viliya village, Ostroh Raion (district)."