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Ukraine's Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites

History lovers will have a feast visiting Ukraine’s Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And to top it all, one of the sites listed includes nature, namely exploring the ever-beautiful beech tree forests.

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Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian.

Struve Geodetic Arc Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site

The four checkpoints of the Struve arc in Ukraine are:

  • Katerynivka (N49 33 57.00
    E26 45 22.00).
  • Feldshtyn (N49 19 48.00
    E26 40 55.00) 
  • Baranivka (N49 8 55.00
    E26 59 30.00) 
    is another granite sign that indicates the name of the point and its coordinates.
  • Stara Nekrasivka (N45 19 54.00 E28 55 41.00) is a cast-iron quadrangular obelisk on a stone foundation.

Saint Sophia Cathedral

Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kyiv's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolizes the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kyiv, which was created in the 11th century in a region evangelized after the baptism of St Vladimir in 988.

Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site

Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans

Discover the magnificent and masterful synergy of architectural styles built by Czech architect Josef Hlavka from 1864 to 1882. The property also includes a seminary and monastery and is dominated by the domed, cruciform Seminary Church with a beautiful garden and park.

Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site

Private 5-Day Tour From Kyiv

Visit, amongst many other fabulous places such as Kamianets-Podilskiy, Chernivtsi which is home to the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans.

Stay overnight in the Carpathian Mountains and explore Lviv’s gorgeous architecture. 

Lviv

The city of L''viv, founded in the late Middle Ages, was a flourishing administrative, religious and commercial centre for several centuries. The medieval urban topography has been preserved virtually intact (in particular, there is evidence of the different ethnic communities who lived there), along with many fine Baroque and later buildings.

Lviv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wooden Tserkvas

Situated in the eastern fringe of Central Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of sixteen tserkvas (churches). They were built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths.

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site min

Ukraine’s Wooden Tserkvas

Ukraine’s Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the most beautiful wooden churches. Here are a few highlights worth visiting.

  • The Tserkva of Holy Trinity is situated in Zhovkva.
  • From here, transfer to Potelych to look at the wooden church – Tserkva of Descent of Holy Spirit.
  • Next up is Drohobych, home to the Tserkva of Saint George.
  • Then moving on to Mohnate, stop for a visit at Tserkva of Synaxis of Blessed Virgin Mary in Matkiv.

Beech Forests

This transnational property includes 94 component parts in 18 countries. Since the end of the last Ice Age, European Beech spread from a few isolated refuge areas in the Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides, Mediterranean and Pyrenees over a short period of a few thousand years in a process that is still ongoing.

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathian region Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site min

Tauric Chersonese

The site features the remains of a city founded by Dorian Greeks in the 5th century BC on the northern shores of the Black Sea. It encompasses six component sites with urban remains and agricultural lands divided into several hundreds of chora, rectangular plots of equal size.

Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Site min

How to get to Tauric Chersonese

Sevastopol has plenty of historical places, like Tauric Chersonese just outside the city. The site can be easily visited by a Sevastopol bus or marshrutka. Entrance to the site is free.

Book your accommodation in Sevastopol, the largest city in Krim. 

A Taste of Ukranian Cuisine

Ukranian Pampushky

When visiting Ukraine, it is compulsory to have Pampushky. Pampushky is fluffy, soft Ukrainian garlic bread rolls. And if you fall in love with it, like the Travel and Home travel team, you can make them at home! 

In closing, adventure is worthwhile. Check your calendar and availability for flights and places to stay near Ukraine’s Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Have a safe trip.