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Freedom Square in Kharkiv

Kharkiv is the administrative capital of the Kharkiv Oblast and is Ukraine’s second largest city. It is a very historical city, as it was the country’s first city that was proclaimed to be under Soviet power and where the Soviet government was first established in Ukraine. The city itself was founded in the year 1654 and therefore has an abundance of sites and attractions that are significant to the heritage of the city. One of these attractions is the Freedom Square.

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Latin Cathedral in Lviv

Located in the Old Town of Lviv is an attraction that is of great historical significance and is still in use today. The Latin Cathedral, or Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the main church of Roman Catholics in the city. Even though the first stone of the church was laid in 1349 by King Kazimierz, the church now features a variety of architectural styles as improvements were made over a number of years.

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Touring Kozelets

Kozelets is a quaint town in the Chernihiv Oblast of Ukraine, and is situated on the banks of the Oster River. It is a very small town, with a population of approximately eight thousand residents. In its streets and structures lies a very long and rich history. Even though some of its history is not colorful, it still assisted in creating the town as it is today. The town may be small, but it features wonderful historical buildings and structures. Numerous well known Ukrainians were born and raised here, and moved on to become world famous in their fields.

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Maniava Cell Monastery

Located in the picturesque village of Maniava in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, the Maniava Cell Monastery was built in 1611 and continues to serve the purpose of being a monastery of the Orthodox Church of the Kievan Patriarchate – one of the three major Orthodox Churches in Ukraine. A magnificent and well-preserved building, Maniava Cell was originally surrounded by a high stone wall with three look-out towers, offering the inhabitants of nearby villages a place of refuge from attacks by the Crimean Tatars and Turks, which was a fairly common occurrence in those tumultuous times.

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Narcissus Valley – A Paradise

It is said that the son of a river-god and a nymph was named Narcissus, and he grew up to be one of the most handsome youths ever to be born. He always had a string of woman interested in him, but he treated them with little decency due to his own pride. The heartache of his lovers did not go unnoticed, as Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, was aware of his deeds. Nemesis arranged for Narcissus to drink water from a mountain spring. On seeing his own reflection, he fell in love with himself and remained by the spring until his death, where he transformed into the narcissus flower.

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Lviv Brewery Museum

Every city across the world has at least one attribute or feature that either defines the city. When it comes to the city of Lviv, in Ukraine, beer making is the industry that the city is famous for. It has been documented that Lviv Beer has been brewed in this city for centuries, dating back to 1715, making it the oldest, most popular beer in all of Ukraine. To document the history of beer making in Lviv and highlight the industry that has been a major economic contributor to the city, the Lviv Brewery Museum was established, and it is a recommended attraction.

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Explore Kreschatik Street

Once the hunting ground for princes and nobleman, Kreschatik used to be known for its magnificent landscapes, lush valleys and sparkling rivers. Construction on the site began in the eighteenth century as dwellings began to take shape on the land, with historical buildings such as the Kiev Theater the first to be built in the city in 1805. By 1837 Kreschatik was considered to be one of the most modern streets in Ukraine, and has retained its popularity as a landmark of the city and a well-known tourist destination.

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Museum of One Street

Andriyivskyi Uzviz (literally Andrew’s Descent) is a popular destination amongst tourists visiting Kiev in Ukraine. It is filled with historical attractions, interesting sights and shopping opportunities. One of its most frequented drawing cards is the Museum of One Street, which documents the history of this famous street.

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