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Ukraine sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A country of rich history, Ukraine carefully keeps and preserves its cultural heritage, and never ceases to attract travelers with its diversity and numerous fascinating landmarks. Nearly every city of Ukraine is interesting and original. Naturally, the majority of places of interest are located in Kiev. The Golden Gate is considered the symbol of the city. Many centuries ago this was the main entrance to Kiev. The gate is decorated with copper and gilding, so the arc looks truly elegant. In the 18th century new buildings were constructed around the gate. The gate lost its original meaning and was, consequently, destroyed. Nowadays the landmark was reconstructed, and the ruins of the original gate can be seen behind the new one.
The nightlife of Ukraine, especially its large cities, is colorful and multifaceted. Foreign guests can choose from a quiet atmospheric bar, a loud …
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra is one more irreplaceable symbol of Kiev. This is a large complex of religious buildings, the history of which starts in 1051. This is the year when monks started transforming caves into monasteries and temples. It took as long as nine centuries to turn an empty space on the right bank of the Dnepr River into a beautiful complex of magnificent churches and monasteries. Kiev Pechersk Lavra suffered great damage during the years of World War II, for example, the reconstruction of the Uspensky Cathedral was finished only in 2000. Nowadays, this magnificent complex has not only religious but also great cultural importance as many of its buildings are true architectural landmarks.
Ukraine is famous for its beautiful parks and nature reserves. Yevpatoria is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the country. It is famous for its wonderful pedestrian zones, parks and walkways. The only dinopark in the country was also opened in Yevpatoria not long ago. As one can guess from the name, the main exhibition of dinopark is dedicated to dinosaurs. During an excursion there, visitors will learn many interesting facts about first inhabitants of the planet and see many precious archaeological findings. There are also several attractions, restaurants and playgrounds on the territory of the complex. Copyright
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Stryjski Park, which is located in Lviv, is one of the most famous nature landmarks in the country. The park was founded in 1877 and occupies the area of approximately 60 hectares. It is included in the top 10 list of the most beautiful parks in Europe. In Stryjski Park visitors will see numerous rare trees and bushes, blooming flower beds and cozy summer houses. There is a wonderful lake not far away from the entrance, where one can see beautiful swans during warmer months of the year. The design of the park is changed throughout the year, so it looks new every time you visit it.

History and Entertainment

Besides multiple excursions, the guests of Ukraine can take part in many other interesting entertainments. The Ukrainian Carpathians are a place where popular ski resorts are located. The most famous of them are Dragobrat, Bukovel and Yaremche. Despite the fact that the weather here is mild in winter, the resort season lasts for about 5 months. At the resorts, there are ski routes of different levels. Absolutely all resorts are suitable for families with children. Special playgrounds are equipped for younger guests. At the resorts, there are also slopes for sledding and places for other winter entertainments.
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In summer period, the resorts located in the mountains are very interesting too. There are perfect conditions for active holidays. Tourists have an opportunity to take part in hiking and bike rides. There are also excellent riding centers at the resorts. Ukraine is famous for its wellness resorts. Some treatment centers and pensions have been working for many years.
The country is notable for its healing mineral springs and firth lakes where healing mud and brine are produced. Here, adherents of the health tourism are offered to try unique therapeutic methods based on the use of natural components. For the health tourism, you can choose Berdyansk or Polyana. Excellent historical treatment centers are located in Odessa and Truskavets.
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The pride of Ukraine is national food traditions. The Ukrainian cuisine is very practical and nourishing. Some of the most popular national dishes are Ukrainian beet-root soup and pork fat that has long become an important food symbol of the country. Pork fat is cooked in many ways. The classic dish is salty, smoked and marinated fat.
Dumplings are also a popular national dish. They are served with dozens of different fillings. Gourmets should certainly walk along food stores in big cities where you can buy amazing fillings prepared by historical recipes. They are cooked of fruit and berries. Fillings with different medicinal herbs are very popular with tourists. Another national beverage is mead that is also one of the most popular souvenirs.
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Famous and uniques places in Ukraine from our review series

Uzhgorod Synagogue

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The building of an ancient synagogue has been preserved in the Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod. It is also a striking example of the Byzantine style. Its construction was completed in 1904. The synagogue is not used for its intended purpose today. The Regional Philharmonic Hall is located in it. The construction of the synagogue was carried out on the donations of wealthy Jews from the local community. The building has a beautiful exterior and rich interior decoration.

Rare types of marble and decorative red bricks were used in the construction of the synagogue. Ceramic tiles were also the material for the construction of the building. It was one of the most expensive finishing materials in the early 20th century. The fate of the synagogue changed in the post-war years. Reconstruction of the … Read all

Kyiv Electric Transport Plant

From the series “The most famous buildings of communism”
Kyiv Electric Transport Plant was founded in 1906. Trams were the main form of public transport for Kyiv in the early 20th century. Tram depots alone were not enough to carry out their repair. This was the impetus for the construction of a new large plant. The plant reached its peak during the communist period. It set a real-world record in the middle of the 20th century. The plant has produced about 2,000 trolleybuses under the brand name "Kyiv" for 13 years.

One of the largest plants of its kind in the world was used for its intended purpose until 2006. The decision to restructure it was made this year. The large-scale territory of the Kyiv plant is in complete disrepair today. It attracts those who like to walk in deserted places. Even though the entrance to the territory of the … Read all

Zholkovskaya Synagogue

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
Famous Zholkovskaya Synagogue is located in the Ukrainian city of Zhovkva. It is also considered a religious monument of world significance. The very first synagogue was built on its site in the early 17th century. It was located in a small wooden building. It lasted less than ten years. It was destroyed by fire like many other wooden buildings in the city. The decision to build a new stone synagogue was made in 1635.

However, it was possible to start construction much later. The Zholkovskaya Synagogue was consecrated in 1698. It was significantly expanded in the 18th century. The synagogue acquired its current interior in 1908. Its large-scale reconstruction took place at the beginning of the 20th century. The gorgeous painting was applied to its walls during the reconstruction. The … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Ukraine

Another popular historical site is Livadia Palace that was built at the beginning of the 20th century too. In the 19th century, the first royal residence was built at the site of the palace. Consequently, it was rebuilt completely upon the order of Emperor Nickolas II. He was really impressed by luxurious Italian residences. When he returned from Italy, the Russian Emperor wanted to build the one in his homeland. Today, the guests of Yalta can see the same palace as it was like in the period … Read more
The Livadia Park is considered as an independent attraction. Today, it occupies almost 40 hectares. The park is thoroughly cared for. Over 400 plant species are presented here. In the park, you can walk along beautiful oleander alleys and see evergreen bushes and trees that are typical for local nature. Not so long ago, over 7 000 rosebushes were planted in the territory of the park. It is very interesting to visit the park during the blooming period. Several years ago, the Inverted … Read more
Among the religious attractions, the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, deserves special attention. The first mention of it dates back to the 13th century. For hundreds of years of its existence, the cathedral has been repeatedly destroyed, but was quickly restored and each time it became bigger and more spectacular. Now the cathedral is also considered a site of world heritage. The last major reconstruction in it was held in the 17th century. In the cathedral, many old decoration elements have been … Read more
In 2007, the Assumption Cathedral was built. The first church at its site was built several hundred years ago. In 1935, it was completely destroyed. The military sanatorium was constructed at its site. Not so long ago, the city government decided to restore this old church. It was rebuilt in accordance with all the traditions of the Russian and Byzantium style. Near the temple, there is the beautiful park where you can walk along branched acacias and cypresses. The interesting culture … Read more
The interesting monument in antique style is the Tower of the Winds built in the 19th century. Originally, the tower was built for the local library but it was destroyed in a large fire in 1955. The tower decorated with interesting bas-reliefs has been survived to this day and now is one of the main values of the city. The beautiful historic building of the late 19th century is occupied by the Sevastopol Art Museum. It houses the unique collection of sculptures, paintings, and drawings … Read more
At the resort, there is the interesting Park of Miniatures. It offers its visitors to look at the small copies of the famous attractions of the region. Crimea in Miniature includes copies of such famous attractions, as the Vorontsov Palace, the Swallow’s Nest fortress, Funa, etc. This unusual outdoor museum was built on the territory of the beautiful park. All its extraordinary constructions are hidden by exotic plants. The important religious attraction at the resort is the Church … Read more
The important historic attraction is Kherson Church. It started to be built in the second half of the 18th century. The defensive construction had been used as intended until 1866. When the fortress lost its strategic status, it came to the city government. In the second half of the 19th century, many constructions in the territory of the fortress were destroyed. New houses were built of stone in the city center. Today, the visitors of the fortress can see the preserved arsenal, several old … Read more

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