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

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

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

Cathedral of the Savior’s Transfiguration
The Cathedral of the Savior’s Transfiguration is the main Orthodox temple in Donetsk and its majestic building is called one of the most beautiful constructions in the city. Towering above the central square, it is Donbas capital’s true adornment. The construction of the Donetsk first stone Orthodox cathedral started in 1883. It was built on the money, collected by parishioners, on the place of th

Mertsalov's Palm • Donetsk
Mertsalov's Palm
Mertsalov's Palm • Donetsk
Donetsk has long been famous as a home of skillful blacksmiths who created genuine masterpieces. One of these amazing creations is the Mertsalov’s Palm. It is not only city’s significant landmark, but also a symbol of the entire region. The steel palm was forged by the local craftsman, a worker of the Donetsk metallurgical works, Alexey Mertsalov, in the end of 1895. The sculpture was intended for

Trinity Cathedral • Dnipro
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral • Dnipro
The Holy Trinity Cathedral, towering above the city center, is the main Orthodox temple in Dnipropetrovsk. Its majestic light building, crowned with green cupolas, is reckoned among the city most valuable historical and architectural monuments. In 1837, the cathedral was laid on the place of the city first wooden church that was built in the late 18th century and then fell into decay. Temple’s pro
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