Intercession Monastery
The Intercession Monastery is adjoined to the Kharkiv oldest square, located in its very center. Its architectural ensemble is a complex of priceless antique structures that adorn modern city. The monastery was founded on the territory of the Kharkiv Fortress, in 1726, and used to be a part of the city fortifications system. Situated on the bank of the Lopan River in close proximity to the main tr

Marine Museum • Kharkiv
Marine Museum
Marine Museum • Kharkiv
The museum, devoted to the history of the world shipbuilding and navigation, is one of the newest and the most unusual Kharkiv museums. The city owes this original attraction to the local enthusiastic boat model maker, who was keen on marine romance. He gathered and created his own collection for several tens of years and turned it into interesting museum in the end. As a result, Kharkiv locals an

Shevchenko Garden • Kharkiv
Shevchenko Garden
Shevchenko Garden • Kharkiv
The magnificent Shevchenko Garden, spread out near Kharkiv main landmark, the Svobody Square, is the oldest and the most beautiful park complex in the city. Convenient location, beautified green areas, and great number of original objects make it a popular recreation and entertainment place for Kharkiv locals and guests. The garden was laid out on the initiative of Kharkiv University’s founder in

House with Chimeras, Kharkiv
Kharkiv House with Chimeras is rarely included in the list of local tourist sights. It is not as densely ‘populated’ by peculiar creatures as its more well-known fellow building in the capital and is inferior to it in originality of its architecture. Nevertheless, this unconventional building, raised in art nouveau style with elements of English Gothic, is worth special attention. In the early 20t

Ivanova Gora • Poltava
Ivanova Gora
Ivanova Gora • Poltava
The Ivanova Gora (literally: Ivan’s Mount) is virtually a sacral place for Poltava locals: it is city’s historical core, where the whole complex of architectural and historical attractions, each having a status of Poltava’s highlight, is situated. This place is notable for being an excellent observation area that opens wonderful views of the city downtown and its most token structures. The Ivanova

Local History Museum  (The House of Province Zemstvo)
Poltava Local History Museum is one of the oldest and the most interesting museums in Ukraine. It houses unique collection of authentic items and antiquities that introduce the history, nature and culture of Poltava region, as well as true treasures of the world history, including artifacts from Ancient Egypt, India, China and Japan. The museum is reckoned among the most visited ones in the city:

Fountain 'Mirror Stream'
Situated in the Pobedy Garden, opposite to the Opera Theater, the fountain ‘Mirror Stream’ (Zerkalnaya Struya) is one of the brightest and most recognizable symbols of the city, which is included in the list of Seven Wonders of Kharkiv. The place, where the fountain is located, used to be a cemetery, then it was occupied by a temple, pulled down in 1930, and later a trolleybus terminal was situate

Tsar Cannon and the Bell
Made by Russian craftsmen, the Donetsk Tsar Cannon is an exact replica of the renowned Moscow Tsar Cannon, which was cast in the late 16th century and is recognized as the weapon with the largest caliber in the world. Moscow presented it to Donetsk in 2001, and since then it adorns the square in front of the Donetsk City Hall. It is said that the mayor of Moscow agreed to make such a present on a

The Beatles Monument
Donetsk has many places, connected to the Great Britain in one way or another. It is not surprising, given that the city was founded by the Welsh industrialist John Hughes, who was engaged in coal mining and steel production, in the middle of the 19th century. However, the most popular of them is the monument to the well-known British rock band The Beatles. It stands near the hotel and restaurant
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