Independence Day of Ukraine, 24 channel produced a special about the most picturesque corners of each region of our country. Your attention – the Chernigov area and the best places for tourism and recreation. There is something to see!
Chernihiv region is one of the largest in Ukraine located in the North-Eastern part of the country. Wonderful climate, variety of natural resources, many nature reserves, beaches, resorts-all this contributes to a wonderful holiday in the region.
Chernihiv region: what places are worth a visit
Chernigov – a city with ancient history. It was first mentioned in Chronicles in 907 year. Chernigov was the centre of a tribe of northerners. In the 9th century became part of Kievan Rus. This city was one of the most important and richest. Now the city is quite small, but there is much to see tourists. Travelers will be able to feel the spirit of ancient Russia, into the period of the Hetmanate. To many of the sights of those times still can be touched.
This town fall in love with
Start your acquaintance with the city centre. Go to the Central Red square (not the legacy of the Soviet Union, and red meaning beautiful). It is also an area called the Theatre. It is a cultural and administrative center of the city.
Since the times of Kievan Rus there was the main shopping place in the city. In the early 19th century there was built a beautiful shopping arcade with columns. Local merchants decorated their shop, they had a rich and elegant look.
In the 1930-ies the series was dismantled. Near the Pyatnitskaya Church was built square. And also opened the Chernihiv regional academic Ukrainian musical drama theatre named after Taras Shevchenko. Actually hence the name Theater square.
Definitely worth a visit Chernihiv Shaft. It’s just a historical site. The Citadel (also called the Shaft) there are incredible defensive structures, real guns. To the attention of tourists – large historic Park. Also several churches, among them one of the oldest in Ukraine, Christian churches! Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral will enchant incredible atmosphere of peace.
To your attention a real gun
Anthony cave continues the religious journey of the city. Their story begins in the 11th century. Founded the monastery of St. Anthony of the caves – one of the founders of the Kievo-Pechersk monastery and monastic life in Russia in General.
The beauty of the temples, which are located just under the ground, will impress even non-religious people. Imagine the height of the temple of Theodosius of Totma reaches 8.4 m! It’s almost a three-story house underground. As of today, the underground complex stretches for 350 meters. Excavated 2 tiers of caves, however, scientists argue that a total of 4. The depth of the caves varies from 2 to 12 meters (relative to the surface of the mountain). There are many galleries that are interconnected.
There is another landmark of history waiting for tourists just in the city. On the Boldin hills sprinkled on two well known barrows: “Ambulatory” and “Nameless”. According to legend, in the first mound was buried a hero Ilya Muromets. This is due to the fact that here are found the remains of the deceased men, women and horse. So, the growth of this man – more than 2 meters, the armor also gave the impression that they were wearing a true giant!
Driving out of Chernigov, you will see not less interesting! I advise you to visit Buchanan. This city was the residence of many hetmans of left-Bank Ukraine. Was struck by its beauty and grandeur. However, for many years was in ruins after the attack of the Moscow army.
But in the 2000-ies in Baturin underwent massive reconstruction by means of the state and individuals. Here has created a national historical and cultural reserve “Hetman’s capital”. The visitors – a luxurious Palace Razumovsky, the judge Kotchubey and ancient building on the banks of the Seim river.
Almost ruined Palace was rebuilt according to old designs. Inside the partially restored Palace interiors: furniture, decoration, paintings, household items. Here are guided tours if you want to explore it alone – choose weekdays.
The Palace was rebuilt according to old sketches
Also striking is the citadel. Just be warned: the original building remained, it was completely destroyed in the 18th century. But the reconstruction corresponds to the original citadel, even saved the sizes.
Played it all
In General, the present Baturyn is a city – Museum. Here you can visit, visiting various historical and architectural attractions. All this combined with beautiful parks, clean air and friendly staff.
Caves in Lyubech
Another Anthony cave located in the village of Liubech. It is here that Saint Anthony was born and started his journey to Palestine, where he was tonsured. He then founded a monastery in Kiev, later – in the Boldin hills (one of which we mentioned above) and the last years of his life were spent in the cave monastery in Liubech.
And all this was constructed in the 11th century!
The monastery consists of two caves. The far cave is well preserved to our days, it is easy to imagine the life of the Saint. But near the cave is located almost in the centre of the village near Kamenica Polubotko (it is also worth a visit).
Legend has it that the underground caves of St. Anthony tied Kiev, Chernigov, and Prince. However, it is not proven whether there are underground passages.
Chernihiv oblast is not only museums, but also cultural and spiritual rest. There is a beautiful natural place to stay. For example, take a dip in the crystal clear water of Blue lakes.
There is nothing to look for the best places to stay!
These 4 lakes have appeared after the flooding of the sand pits in the village Oleshnya. The water in the lakes is incredibly clear and transparent, has a nice blue hue through the quartz sand at the bottom. Around the pine forest that makes the air fragrant and Wellness. And, of course, a beautiful beach with white clean sand.
Lake large enough. Most of all has a depth of 20 meters and covers an area of 25 hectares. Love to come here, the Ukrainians and even foreigners.
And another great place for camping – Trostianets’kyi Park, landscape design, built in the 19th century by the grandson of the Skoropadsky Hetman Ivan Skoropadsky. This is where he is buried.
Clean air and beauty of nature
To make this place perfect, it created an artificial mountain. Their height is up to 30 meters, but overall, this place reminds of the Alps. Here are planted many exotic species of plants. Around the Park extend windbreaks, an area of about 350 hectares. the Park occupies more than 200 hectares. there are Also several ponds. In the Park there are held excursions, it is incredibly beautiful at any time of the year.
Chernihiv – region, which is steeped in history. Outstanding historical places and beautiful nature will not leave indifferent even the most demanding travelers.