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.
The Nevitsky Castle, whose ruins lie on the top of the high mountain in the picturesque Uzh River’s valley, is called one of Zakarpattia many architectural wonders for a reason. Despite the fact that only walls and several towers remained from the medieval castle, it still makes a strong impression on history buffs and romantics who come up here in order to admire charming Carpathian panoramas.
The elegant Catholic Church of St. George decorates Uzhgorod’s historical center for several centuries already and is one of the most ancient catholic temples in the city. Its high, topped with three domelike turrets building is officially reckoned among the most beautiful and remarkable cultic constructions of the ancient city.
The majestic Holy Cross Cathedral, proudly standing in the historical city center near the ancient castle, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Uzhgorod that invariably draws attention with its luxurious shapes. This original temple, frequently called city’s architectural treasure, is reckoned among its most interesting sights.
The medieval castle standing on the hill in the Uzh River valley is ancient Uzhgorod’s historical heart and its major sight. Despite its venerable age, it is perfectly preserved and is reckoned among the most famous and frequently visited castles in Ukraine. Visiting it allows not only to see the priceless historical and architectural monument, but also to feel the true medieval spirit that soars in its walls.
Standing on the town hill, the medieval Palanok Castle with its peaked turrets is the key sight of the ancient Mukachevo. Yearly over hundred thousands travelers from all over the world come here in order to see this unique sample of fortification architecture, recognized as one of the most interesting and well preserved defensive complexes in Ukraine.
Rákóczi-Schönborn Palac, which used to be Mukachevo rulers' residence during its heyday. Built in the Baroque and Renaissance styles, its elegant building is rightly considered one of the most beautiful in town.
The Town Hall's fantastic building, as if emerged from medieval fairy-tale, is one of the most fascinating architectural monuments in Mukachevo that delights with its original shapes. Situated at the main town square's center, it is rightly considered its splendid ensemble's gem. And there is no wonder in that: Mukachevo’s Town Hall used to be recognized as one of the most beautiful in Europe! Even today it will easily outshine its European contemporaries, though.
The hunting Palace of Schönborns, raised over Latoritsa River’s picturesque valley near the ancient Mukachevo, is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful temples, for which Western Ukraine is famous. Built in the late 19th century by the best European architects, it has survived until now almost unchanged and enjoys the status of the unique historical and architectural monument. This charming palace is reminiscent of the fairy castle and is reckoned among region’s most interesting and most visited sights.
The magnificent Shevchenko Garden, spread out near Kharkiv main landmark, the Svobody Square, is the oldest and the most beautiful park complex in the city. Convenient location, beautified green areas, and great number of original objects make it a popular recreation and entertainment place for Kharkiv locals and guests.