State Historical and Cultural Reserve «Tustan»

State Historical and Cultural Reserve “Tustan” was created in 1994. It can be considered one of the finest places in Western Ukraine. Many years ago this place was a fortress which for centuries served as a defense against the Tatar-Mongol invaders.

Rock Castle Tustan - is a monument of history, archeology, architecture and nature, which is unique in Europe. Tustan unique is the ability of virtually exact replication of wooden buildings that existed on the rocks in the IX-XIII centuries - not only planning structure, but also vertical organization of the building. The fact is that builders, building an impenetrable wooden fortress on rocks were pecking in rock grooves for fixing wooden structures. Trees long gone, but traces preserved in stone. Contemporaries did not lose hope in the future to rebuild completely unique fortress.

Rock fortress Tustan and general concept of rock architecture discovered to scientific world Michael Rozhko. Namely he studied the monument from 1971. October 17, 2005 was created Directorate of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve “Tustan” as a legal entity. November 16, 2005 director of the Reserve became Vasil Rozhko, son of the Tustan researcher Michael Rozhko.

What to see

Urytsky rocks
Complex of Urytsky sandstones
Museum and St. Nichola Church
Boykyvska old house
Festival “Tu Stan!”

How to get

The route from Lviv


Urych Village
Skole District
Lviv Region

Where to stay

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    Hotel “Kyivska Rus” with medical and health functions provides the best recreation in Carpathians combined with quality and effective treatment.

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  • «Shvagry»

    Manor “Shvagry” is located on the outskirts of the village Oryavchyk in comfortable locality on the banks of a mountain stream, among the wooded hillsides and steep rivers. Here you can really feel what is ecologically clean area.

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  • «Drymba»

    Private estate “Drymba” is located in the village resort Skhidnytsia, which is famous for its mineral springs, clean air and unique protected pine forest, 30 km from the resort Truskavets, in a picturesque valley in the north-eastern slope of the Carpathians.

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  • «Carpathian Riviera»

    Hotel “Carpathian Riviera” is a newly built four-story wooden hotel located in Oryavchyk 150 meters from the ski resort “Zveniv” in the territory Skole Beskids.

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  • «Nad Potokom»

    Cottage “Nad Potokom” is the new two-story house with a wooden frame, the river is called “Hemchyn” that separates the cottage from the forest.

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  • «Irchyk»

    Manor “Irchyk” is surrounded by mountains that are covered with spruce-beech forests, nearby is the source of “iron” water, well with water of the “Naftusya” type.

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Interesting facts


The main tasks of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve “Tustan” is taking measures for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage of rock fortress surrounding areas and moving objects, and conducting research, scientific, technical, informational, cultural and educational work for promotion of cultural heritage.


Useful contacts

  • Tustan

    Vasyl Rozhko (director)
    17 Chaykovskogo Str.
    3rd floor, Lviv

    (067) 67 133 45

  • Ethnographer

    (067) 67 133 45

  • Hospital


  • Police