Tag: sights

  • Attractions

    Places of Interest

    A fascinating history, rich culture and exquisite natural heritage, Ukraine has much to offer its visitors. There are many sights in Ukraine to include on your holiday itinerary including monuments, museums, churches, palaces, cemeteries, mountains, rivers, beaches and beautiful landscapes. It is possible to see numerous attractions in Ukraine in one day, particularly in the cities where ...

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    Potemkin Steps

    The Potemkin Steps are a reminder of the legendary tale of a battle that took place between the loyal armed forces of the Czar and the mutiny sailors in 1905. To understand why, we need to look a little closer from one of the perspectives. This would begin with the living conditions on board the ‘Potemkin’.

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    Kiev Zoo

    The Kiev Zoo was founded in 1908 by the Nature Lovers Society. The city council of Kiev chose not finance the zoo, so it survived by means of private donations. Despite this, the admission to the zoo was free. After the revolution of 1917 the zoo was nationalized and became state property.

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    Struve Geodetic Arc

    It is a concept that started in the year 1816 and was carried out by an astronomer by the name of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve. During the time of Struve’s existence, the distance between two points was measured by measuring poles. However in order to accomplish the goal that Friedrich von Struve had envisioned - calculating the size of the earth - measuring poles would not be ...

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    Vidubitsky Monastery

    The Botanical Garden of the Ukraine Academy of Science is home to thousands of different plant and tree species, a landscape filled with beauty and magic. But, amongst the daydreams of fairies and elves which you half expect to see between the rows of rose bushes or hiding underneath the fern leaves, looms the walls of the Vidubitsky Monastery. The Vidubitsky Monastery in Kiev brings a touch ...

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    Lychakivskiy Cemetery

    Lychakivskiy Cemetery is everything you would imagine a haunted graveyard to be. Eerie, yet capitivatingly beautiful, this cemetery is the final resting place of over 400,000 souls.

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    Sofiyivsky Park

    Those who are willing to open their hearts and listen will find that the Sofiyivsky Park is a place filled with tales of romance and legends which one can imagine unfolding amongst the rocks and alleys of the park. This picturesque park has a strong sense of nostalgia, presenting the imagination with images of 17th and 18th century ladies strolling about in light colors and fabrics ...

  • Religious Sites

    Uspensky Cave Monastery

    Crimea is a region in Ukraine, which is located near the northern coastline of the Black Sea. Crimea's landscape is made up mostly of semiarid grasslands that are enhanced by the magnificent Crimean Mountain range in the background. Another spectacular feature that can be found within Crimea is the unusual Uspensky Cave Monastery.

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    Botanical Gardens

    Botanical gardens have been around for many years. The earliest such gardens were created at the University of Pisa, which was established in 1543, and the garden at the University of Padua, established in 1545. These gardens are created for educational purposes and enable research to be done on the various conifers, flowers, trees and ferns that are generally found in a botanical garden. ...

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    Odessa Catacombs

    The City of Odessa in Ukraine is home to more then one million people. It is also where tourists will find the Odessa Catacombs: a maze of underground tunnels that makes up a distance of approximately 2,500 kilometers. Amazingly, these underground tunnels make up a large network that is hidden beneath the city. The Odessa Catacombs developed over a long period of time taking almost two ...