One of the most important sacral places of all Ukrainians, since Taras Shevchenko is buried here on Chernecha Hill. Taras Shevchenko museum and Tarasova Svitlytsia museum, in the Shevchenko National Preserve, will tell you more about Great Kobzar. The right bank of the Dnieper river offers spectacular views that make Kaniv, the city with Europe’s biggest ravines, particularly special.
One of the most ancient towns of Ukraine (1032) was founded by prince Yaroslav the Wise to protect the southern borders of Kievan Rus. Poniatovskykh-Lopukhinykh (1782), a palace surrounded by beautiful parks, was created here on a few islands of the Ros river. From the earliest times and until 1944, the suburbs of the town were the site of the battles that changed the course of history again and again. Find out more about this wonderful town in the Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi Historical-Cultural Preserve.
Absolutely scenic Ukrainian village on the Ros river where classic of Ukrainian literature Ivan Nechuy-Levytsky was born. His literature and memorial museum houses interesting facts about activity of the prominent Ukrainian writer.
This town is considered the first capital of our country. The hill that used to be the base for one of the most solid and perfect castles of Ukraine hosts an 18m high monument to Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky and reconstructed part of the fortress such as the bastion of Doroshenko (XVII century). The gem of the town is the Hetman residency that includes the Hetman Palace, Khmelnytsky parents’ house, the military chancery and treasury. The Church of St. Peter and Paul, built up on the base of the temple in the 17th century, is also worth seeing. In the former county government, you can pay a visit to the Bohdan Khmelnytsky museum.
Family nest of Khmelnytsky’s family with its nationally significant, landmarked building, St. Elijah's Church (1653). This is the burial vault of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and his son Tymish. You can see it for just 5 Ukrainian hryvnias. Also you will have an opportunity to see the remnants of the former ancestral home of the Great Hetman “Zamchyshche” (citadel) and the beautiful site of the Three Wells.
The village is situated in the nationally significant forest landmark of Kholodnyi Yar. Here the echo of historic events intertwines with absolutely amazing views. You will have an opportunity to see remnants of burial hills, defensive walls and ravines of Scythian settlements (VII-V AD) where Motrona’s (Motronynskyi) (ХVI) monastery stands. This is the place of the main events of the Ukrainian people’s national fight during Koliyivshchyna period and the center of the Kholodny Yar Republic (1919-1922) under the rule of atamans Chuchupak brothers. Not so long ago a memorial to the Kholodny Yar heros was opened to the public. Here you can pay tribute to these heroes.
A small village in the territory of Kholodnyi Yar, known for its great 1000-year-old oak tree, named after Cossack ataman, Maksym Zalizniak. Not far from the oak there is the Petro Bahatostrazhdalnyi (Kalnyshevsky) church (2015). This is the first Cossack church of Petro Kalnyshevsky in Ukraine. Located in Zaporizhian Sich, this is a symbol of invincibility for Kholodnyi Yar heroes.