My exciting trip to Kremenets

The view of the castle. KremenetsIn May I with my family had visited one of the most beautiful small towns in Ukraine.

The most interesting monument is the castle. It is located on Mount Bona. From the walls of the castle remained the ruins and more or less preserved only the entrance tower. But despite the destruction, the castle looks very beautiful, because its ruins in a harmonious combination with the surrounding nature have a very romantic look. We climbed the mountain by the forest first by car then on foot.

Kremenets castle / zamky.com.ua

Kremenets castle / zamky.com.ua

We were surrounded by amazing landscapes. Below we saw the most beautiful building in the city and one of the most beautiful in Ukraine - the ensemble of the college.

Ensemble of the Kremenets College

Ensemble of the Kremenets College

In the city we have also seen other significant buildings.  First of all, the Epiphany monastery deserves attention, located on a small hill. Epiphany monastery belongs to the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate and often brought pilgrims who came to the Pochaev Lavra. There are several temples in the city. In the very center, opposite the collegium, there is the Nikolaev cathedral.

In general, this region is very religious, there are many "holy places", where pilgrims from all over Ukraine travel massively. In addition to the already mentioned Pochayev, there is also the lake of St. Anne where all the Orthodox people go to dive three times with their heads in the lake to be healthy throughout the year.

Lake of St. Anne

Lake of St. Anne 

Also we had visited Botanical Garden. There are very beautiful plants. I was also shocked by the Twin House. The interior design of the Twin House is made in Baroque style. In fact, this is a two-story house with dwelling-houses. Distinguish among themselves only insignificant elements of decor. The construction is easy to find, it is located on the main street of the city. Several of the oldest interesting buildings are on Bazarna Street. Still in Kremenets there is a survey wheel. We took a chance and turned around on it a couple of times.

Twin House

Twin House

In the Kremenets Regional Museum there were departments of nature, land history, literary Taras Shevchenko, artistic-memorial of Ivan Khvorostetsky in the city of Pochayiv. In the exposition of the Shevchenko Museum Hall in particular materials about Jerzy Jenjeyevych are presented.

Kremenets Regional Museum

Kremenets Regional Museum

Then we were at the National Natural Park"Kremenetski  Mountains". Climatic conditions contribute to the development of a rich flora. In the park area there are shrubs, meadows and steppes. The wildlife of the nature park is diverse and rich. I was surprised to see a family of bats. Also there are Maiden's rocks and  there are many legends about them. We saw stony, steep peaks with numerous gorges, boulders, grottoes and caves. Impressions guaranteed! The city looks so beautiful from a height! Well, and of course, the whole city and the surrounding area are clearly visible from the castle mountain. So I want to see this town again.

by Uliana Kyrychuk

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