St. Vladimir's Cathedral, opened in the late 19th century, is also an important religious site. The work under its construction lasted for almost 50 years. Cathedral features a refined decoration; its walls keep many important religious artifacts. Among the cultural places of the city we should mention Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine. This is a large-scale open air museum complex with an exhibition that features more than 300 exhibits. There visitors can see ancient windmills, crafts and household items of indigenous people.
An unusual sight is the Pharmacy Museum, which first welcomed its visitors in 1986. Its collection includes a variety of exhibits related to the pharmacy business, from pharmaceutical instruments and bottles to crabs and snakes preserved in alcohol. The most famous monument of defensive architecture is the Golden Gate, which had served as the main entrance to the city until the 17th century. The powerful fortress tower with a wide thoroughfare has preserved perfectly. Near the gate there is a small museum dedicated to the history of the edifice.
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