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  • Train Stations

    Lviv Rail Terminal

    The Lviv Rail Terminal is where you can make use of the trains that travel across borders to destinations including Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Byelorussia and Slovenia. Lviv used to be known as Lemberg and it was during this time that the need for a larger and more modern railway station became clear. The old railway station that had been used was constructed between the years 1861 ...

  • Museums

    Kiev Fortress

    The semi-underground Kyiv Fortress Museum or Kyivska Fortetsya is a 19th century defense building which was at one-stage part of the western Russian fortresses. These buildings were common sights in Kiev in the past and were placed in most neighborhoods by the Russian army. The multitude of defense structures built in the capital make it the largest city fortress found anywhere in the world. ...

  • Castles

    Olesko Castle

    Olesko Castle is a fascinating attraction to visit; you will be amazed at the rich history of this structure. Olesko castle is built on top of a hill that is situated several miles outside of Lviv in the small village of Olesko. Dating back to the 13th and 18th century, the Olesko Castle is a historical architectural attraction. It served primarily as a protective fortress during the 15th ...

  • Castles

    Vorontsovsky Palace

    Hidden away at the base of the Crimean Mountains lies the little town of Alupka. It is most noted for the beautiful and historical Vorontsovsky Palace, which was constructed from approximately 1830 to 1848. Its predominant use, as most royal palaces seem to have been employed, was as a summer retreat, in this case, for the Novorossiysky Krai governor-general Count Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov.

  • Religious Sites

    St George Cathedral

    Located on St. George Hill, over-looking the city of Lviv, the church was the perfect target for destruction in the past. At least two versions of the St. George Cathedral were built before the final construction of the church as it is seen today. The Cathedral of St. George became the mother congregation of the Greek-Catholic religion in Ukraine.

  • Crimea Region

    Staryi Krym

    The town of Staryi Krym is one of the most historical destinations in Ukraine, and tourists should not let its size discourage them from visiting. With a population of approximately 10,000, it is also one of the smallest towns in Ukraine. It is speculated that the town was founded during the 13th century under the rule of Batu Khan. Over the years, it was known as Surkhat and ...