Seven wonders of Ukraine
1. Kamenets Reserve
The 12th century ancient fortress and the “old city”, which preserved its authenticity (UNESCO World Heritage object!) are the main objects of the Reserve. And its defensive fortifications are probably the best in Eastern Europe. In total, there are about 200 historical and architectural monuments, which you can see on our Kamenets-Podolsky Sightseeing Tour.
2. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
It’s an ancient monastery, founded in 1051. The territory of the Reserve houses a complex of churches and temples, a gallery and unique museums such as the World’s Smallest Things Museum. What else? You will see it on our City sightseeing tour: Kiev in 180 minutes.
3. Sofievka Arboretum
The 200-year-old Sofievka Park is a scenic landmark of world gardening design featuring sculptures, waterfalls, fountains and ponds. Its history is very romantic: the park was founded by a Polish tycoon as a present to his wife.
4. Aleksandria Park
You can walk here for hours as the Park occupies 200 hectares of land, features 25 reservoirs and 2,500 plant species. In the 18th century Aleksandria Park was considered one of the best in Europe. The best time to visit it is the end of August when the annual Air Balloons Festival Alexandria Extravaganza – a spectacular and beautiful show – takes place here.
5. Khotyn Fortress
This 10th-18th cc. fortress was considered one of the most unapproachable in Europe. It’s a great place for the defense architecture fans. The battleground, towers, and heavy artillery loopholes have been preserved until now. The Fortress looks very impressive. Therefore, 12 movies were filmed here.
6. St. Sophia Cathedral
This 11th century Cathedral houses the world’s largest collection of millennial frescoes (3,000 sq.m.) and mosaics (260 sq.m.). Visiting St. Sophia Cathedral is included into Historical Kyiv private walking tour.
7. Khortitsa Island
The largest island on the Dnieper River boasts a unique nature and more than a hundred cultural and historical monuments. Ukrainian Cossacks, famous fearless warriors, inhabited Khortitsa in the 15th-18th cc. The Reserve keeps the atmosphere of those times and the Cossacks’ way of life.