The Seven Wonders of Ukraine – Castles, Fortresses, Palaces
Ackerman Fortress is one of the most powerful and interesting fortresses of the South. Its perfectly preserved walls overlooking the dark waters of the estuary, nowadays still amaze with its grandeur and inaccessibility...
Vorontsov Palace in Alupka still and now impresses visitors with splendour interiors and beautiful architecture. During its construction the terrain was used so skilfully that it seems as if the palace is a continuation of the natural environment, including the majestic Mount Ai-Petri.
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a town that has kept the spirit of the Middle Ages. Its originality and uniqueness lies in its harmonious combination of landscape and medieval city urban planning structure, where military engineers, using superior natural properties, created a fortification system that is unique in Europe.
Lutsk Upper Castle is the central building of Lutsk State Historical and Cultural Reserve “Old Town”.
Being erected by the last Grand Duke of Galicia-Volyn principality Dmitry Lubart in the 1340-1383 the Castle served as his residence. Over time, the castle became a favourite place of residence of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas. It was here in winter 1429 Vytautas took diplomatic embassies and monarchs of Central and Eastern Europe who solved the major problems of international relations at the Congress.
The former Residence of Bukovinian Metropolitans , located in Chernivtsi , is the greatest masterpiece of architecture in Western Ukraine.
The former Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans was built by the famous Czech architect - Josef Hlavka from 1864 to 1882. The building was constructed in the Moorish-Byzantine style. The scope of work was great, because especially for construction of the residence a number of special pits were developed in Bukovina. The builders' school , two brick factories and one ceramic factory were built in Chernivtsi.
Kachanivka is one of the most beautiful and most romantic places in Chernihiv. Taras Shevchenko, Mykola Gogol, Marko Vovchok, Myhailo Glinka, Mykola Markevich, Myhailo Vrubel inspired and worked here.
On the territory of Khotyn Fortress were many wars and battles. It was the center of crafts and trade, culture and economy for many centuries. This medieval fortress can tell a lot to those, who wish to hear it...