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

The Museum-Mansion of Ivan Kotliarevsky
A lot of sights in Poltava are connected with the name of the classical Ukrainian writer and dramatist Ivan Kotliarevsky who lived the greater part of his life and created his most famous works here - among them the prominent poem 'Aeneid'. His Museum-Mansion at the town's historical center near the Assumption Cathedral is one of Poltava's most picturesque and most visited sights. The real mansion

The Assumption Cathedral
At Poltava's historical center - on the Ivanova Gora, where town's key historical and architectural sights are gathered - the magnificent building of the Holly Assumption Cathedral is particularly notable. Today it is one of the main Orthodox temples in the region. In the late 18th century, the Cathedral was built on place of wooden church that stood on the territory of Poltava's fortress and beca

The Round Square (Corps Garden)
Situated at the town's very center, the Round Square with the picturesque Corps Garden is the heart of Poltava. Its original ensemble - distinctly reminiscent of the Palace Square in St. Petersburg - is among Ukraine's most famous architectural complexes in Russian classicism style. The Square was founded in the early 19th century at the suburban wasteland, where the Market Square used to locate.

The  Exaltation of the Cross Monastery
Built in 1650 on the hill near Vorskla River, the Exaltation of the Cross Monastery is considered to be one of the best samples of Ukrainian baroque architecture and one of Poltava's most interesting sights. However, it's not just a valuable architectural monument - many important historical events are connected with the cloister. In the late 17th century, the monastery was captured and ransacked

The National Historical-Cultural Reserve ‘The Field of the Battle of Poltava’
In the summer of 1709, a battle took place in Poltava. It decided the results of not only the 21-year long Northern War, but also the future of Ukraine, Russia, and Europe. Two hundred years later, the National Historical-Cultural Reserve ‘The Field of the Battle of Poltava’ was created at the place of the battle. Right away, it became the city’s main attraction. It is the only cultural reserve i

Mirgorod • Poltava
Mirgorod • Poltava
The calm and tranquil Mirgorod, spread on the banks of Khorol River, is one of the most admirable treasures around Poltava. Tourists visit this fairytale town to have a good rest, improve their health, admire the rich colors of the nature, to feel the inimitable atmosphere that inspired the great Ukrainian-Russian writer Nickolay Gogol, and to visit the famous Sorochyntsy Fair. And most importantl

Dikanka • Poltava
Dikanka • Poltava
When you enter picturesque Dikanka, located in the north of the Poltavskaya Oblast', you cannot help but wonder how such a great number of natural, architectural, and historical riches can fit in a relatively small space. However, it immediately becomes clear why the great Nikolai Gogol chose this marvelous place as a 'decoration' for scenes of his original works. Shrouded in many legends and mys

Intercession Monastery • Kharkiv (128 km.)
Intercession Monastery
Intercession Monastery • Kharkiv (128 km.)
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
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