This city is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine and Eastern Europe - and for good reason. This so-called "Ukrainian Paris," is the home of many thriving nations and cultures.
A pearl of world class level and a pride of the city are the architectural structures of Chernivtsi University. The complex of buildings formerly the residence of the Orthodox leadership of Bukovyna and Dalmatia (1864-1882), is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex of buildings is a unique blend of Moorish, Byzantine, Romanesque and Hutsul styles, that have been harmoniously integrated by the brilliant architect Y. Hlavka.
Here you will experience the City Hall (1848), the theater (1905), and a walk along the "Avenue of Stars" – devoted to Bukovyna artists. The so-called "drunk" church (1939), which stands alone for its uniqueness in Ukraine, will astound you. The House-ship (XIX c.) will provide inspiration for those who love the sea.
Chortoryya is a birthplace of Ivan Mykolaichuk, a prominent Ukrainian actor, screenwriter, composer, and director. Here you can see a museum dedicated to him and Swan Lake. This lake does not freeze thanks to warm underwater springs, and swans spend their winters here every year.
Join the locals in the celebration of Malanka – ancient holiday that combines Christian and pagan traditions and marks the beginning of the new year. Malanka Fest is a quirky and interesting carnival that you will remember for its emotions and loudness. Hundreds of town residents take part in it. They wear traditional costumes and play such traditional characters as "grandfather", "bear", "devil", "gypsy", "king and queen", "hairdressers ", as well as modern ones like "terrorists", "honest judges", "policemen", "politicians" and celebrities.
The festival starts with the carnival procession through the streets of the town, followed by a festive Malanka performance.