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Kamenetz-Podolsk and nine fortresses Podolia
Number of days: 4
Cost: 3650 UAH
Kiev - Medzhibozh - Sutkovtsy - Kamenetz-Podolsk - Zhvanets - Trenches of the Holy Trinity - Kudrintsy - Zbruchanskoe - Kryvche - Sataniv - Letichev - Kiev
Harsh and fabulous castle beautiful landscapes, romantic parks, ancient temples and mysterious caves - all skirts. It seems that there is every stone tells of the heroic deeds and romantic adventures. Pearl of the region - Kamenetz-Podolsk, one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine, raised its walls and towers on a rocky island. Places to Lesia Ukrainka not in vain called the beauty of Ukraine, have ever seen with my own eyes ... To then come back here again and again.
Departure from Kyiv (08:00, train station)
The first stop on the way from Kiev - one of the greatest fortresses of Podolia, Medzhibozh. Check-interesting here - the magnificent castle, the example which you can trace the development of fortification art. In Medzhibozh we will visit the ruins of the church's defense of the XVI century. rotunda and a chapel-XVII centuries. that were included in the fortification system of the city.
From Medzebozh go to Sutkovtsy to inspect the ruins of the castle XIV-XVII centuries. and the most famous temple in Ukraine's defense. Church of the Intercession was built in the XIV-XV centuries., And then was renovated for the use of firearms. The architecture of the church originally joined the Orthodox tradition, architecture and design techniques of Gothic.
Filled with impressions day ends visit to the estate landlords in the village of Orlov Maleevtsy. Built in 1788 in classical style palace surrounded by an English park, created by the famous master of landscape architecture Irishman Denis McCleary, author of the famous "Sophievka" in Uman.
In the evening we arrive in Kamenetz-Podolsk and anyone can start a self-examination of a fortified city.
Kamenetz-Podolsk, the oldest town on the date of the founding scientists argue that until now, has a unique location - on an island formed by the bend of the river Smotrich, which flows in a deep canyon. Over the centuries of the city, and called predmurem Christianity (because he did not just beat the Turkish and Tartar attacks), and the city of seven cultures (because its prosperity at different times of the Ukrainians, Ruthenians blagodarstvoval, Lithuanians, Poles, Armenians, Jews, Turks, Russians) and one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.
What wonders are there only! The oldest office building in Ukraine - the local town hall (XIV c.), Majestic churches of different denominations, Cathedral Church of ... minaret, unique waterworks Polish Towns and gates, through which in the case of a hostile attack canyon that surrounded the city, filled with water. But the chief charm Kam'yantsya-Podolsk, which in the XVI century. he wrote, "a walled city, this huge rock" - his fortifications: Old and New Castle, and strong fortifications, which grew over the centuries Smotrich.
We will visit all the main buildings Kamenetz, a walk to market areas, will go down in the Canyon Smotrich and climb to the Castle Bridge, which is popularly referred to as Turkish, visit the exhibition "The History of Fortification XV - XVIII century.". A day is not enough to enjoy the beauty of this amazing city!
We will visit Zhvanets, admire the unique Armenian Catholic church, built in 1782, which brings together Armenian and Catholic traditions of the church building. Next, look trenches of the Holy Trinity - the fortress, built in 1692 for blocking the Turks captured Kamenetz.
In the village Zbruchanskoe visit the picturesque church of St. Nicholas. Monument to the unique, because it is one of the few preserved examples of architecture in the era of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
In Kryvche postroennyny we will visit the castle in 1650. From the top of the castle hill - down to one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Europe plaster "Kristallnacht." Whimsical plaster build-up on the walls and ceiling of the cave is really like a twinkling crystal.
Our next stop will be the majestic castle Hotynskya. The image of an impregnable stronghold, which stands on the banks of the mighty river has been carefully formed under the influence of such films as "Viper", "Zahar Berkut", "Ballad of the Valiant Knight Ivanhoe," "The Three Musketeers," "Black Arrow", "Old Fort" "Arrows of Robin Hood," must remember everyone. So - it was she, the pride of world architecture, Hotynskaya fortress. It was founded at the beginning of the XI century Kievan Prince Vladimir the Great, as one of the system of border fortifications.
At the May holidays in the castle will Hotynskoy rekonstuktorov Festival "Medieval Hawtin" (input - 80 UAH).
Traveling to the town and examine Satanov city gates XV - XVI centuries., One of the few that still exist in Ukraine. Also see the defense of XVI century synagogue.and lock XIV - XVI centuries., rising on the banks of Zbruch.
From head to Satanov Letichev. Here we will visit the powerfully fortified monastery of the Dominicans XVII centuries., Artillery Tower of the XVI century., Which remained on the local castle and a monument, "Podolsky Robin Hood" - Ustimov Karmelyuk, who is buried in Letichev. The monastery church was once famous for the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Letichevsky. Now the church has a copy of the image, consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
The final touch tour - visiting the famous all over Ukraine Letichevsky fish market.Smoked, cured, dried fish from the Bug and the Dniester from local producers - a great fairing of Podolia.
Returning to Kiev (about 21:00).
Price: 1650 grn. / Person.
For children from 5 to 14 years accompanied by an adult 15%, 2 adults - 30%.
The price includes:
Accommodation (double room)
Transportation services on the route (comfortable bus)
Meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches)
Guided tours and entrance fees for program
Accompanying the guide-a guide route
The price does not include:
Please note that the journey must have comfortable shoes for sightseeing and warm clothing, as in a cave "Crystal" temperature does not exceed +11 ° C at any time of year.
Travel Company reserves the right to change the program without reducing the overall volume of services.
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