Dubno Fort Outpost (1890) - ViaRegiaUkraine
  • uk
  • pl
  • de

Dubno Fort Outpost (1890)

Click to rate
About place

Fortress Outpost Dubno (popularly – Tarakaniv Fort) – a unique defensive structure, an architectural monument of the XIX century. This powerful structure was erected to protect the Lviv-Kyiv railway line at the end of the 19th century.

Located near the village Tarakaniv, Dubno district, the Kyiv-Chop highway passes nearby. The territory of the object is a symbiosis of natural and artificial landscape in order to achieve the maximum defense capability of the military object on the southwestern border of the Russian Empire. The fort was opened in 1889. During the great Volyn maneuvers in 1890, the Russian Emperor Alexander III arrived at the Tarakaniv Fort.

During the First World War (summer 1915) the fort was captured by the troops of the 4th Austrian Army. During the fighting, 200 Austrian soldiers were killed and buried near the fort. In the summer of 1916, during the Brusylovsky breakthrough, Russian troops drove the Austrians out of the fort. In the summer of 1920, Polish and Bolshevik troops (1st Cavalry Army, 45th Rifle Division of the South-Western Front) took part in the battles for Dubno Fort. An attempt by the Red Army to storm the fortifications of the fort and drive out the Polish troops was unsuccessful.

Currently, Tarakaniv Fort is an emergency structure, which is on the balance of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rivne region

Show more
35600 Ukraine, Rivne oblast, Dubno district, Tarakaniv village
50.3629519, 25.7162468
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
Holy Transfiguration Church of the late XVI century. – early XVII century
Architectural buildings
Contract House of the XIX century
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
St. Elijah’s Cathedral of 1908
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
John Nepomuk’s Cathedral (1830)
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
Carmelite church and monastery of the 17th – 18th centuries
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
St. Nicholas Cathedral of the seventeenth century
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
St. George’s Church of the XVII – XVIII centuries
Churches, cathedrals, monasteries
Synagogue of the 16th – 18th centuries
Architectural buildings
Lutsk gate of the 16th – 17th centuries
Fortresses, castles, palaces
Dubno Castle of XV – XVIII centuries
Open the map
Close the map