Ukraine is one of the largest and most diverse countries in Europe. As land border between East and West, Ukraine was vulnerable to foreign invasions, which have enriched the culture of the country sometimes, but other times they exploited and devastated country. Probably the main attractions of this area are natural beauty and rich history. Many cities have a history of 500 years and some even 900. Cities that they are enriched by monuments, buildings, archaeological sites and impressive palaces.
In Ukraine is 300 museums, 7 national historical and cultural reserves and over 150 different examples of culture, history, archeology, cities, palaces, parks and architecture. Here is the 80% of the artifacts and monuments left behind by the age of Kievan Rus', among which the Kievan Cave Monastery and St Sofia cathedral.
Most tourists start in the historic town of Kiev, the ancient mother of Russian cities, where you will find wealth of Gothic architecture, Renaissance and Baroque. Exploration of religious sites, architectural and historic city is fascinating. Further, the cities of Lviv, and Odessa city lions, Pearl Sea coast, has many attractions. Poltava region was immortalized in a poem by Pushkin Count, with much of history about the war between Sweden, Russia and Ukraine. Most tour operators offer transportation between cities and attractions, but if you have a little courage, you can arrange tours on their own, making the maximum vacation in Ukraine.
By Maria Morari
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