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Top Attractions in Poltava

Poltava is one of the Ukraine’s regional centers with the population of over 300,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the picturesque banks of the River Vorskla. Today the city produces a favorable impression with its historical monuments, streets and buildings, parks and museums, modern districts, stores and restaurants. Poltava is a city of incredibly beautiful architecture. However, the architecture in Poltava is not as old and exquisite as in Lviv, Chernivtsi or Ivano-Frankivsk.

Updated November 10, 2017
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    Administratively, the city is divided into three districts: Shevchenko District, Podil District (“Lower District”), and Kiev District. Each district is divided into micro districts, so you have to know the name of the district of your destinatio…
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    Poltava Local Lore Museum was dedicated in 1891 on the initiative of soil scientist Professor Vasiliy Dokuchayev. His samples of soil, rocks, and herbarium became the basis of the museum collection. The museum is located in the building of the form…
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    In March 1926, a monument to Taras Shevchenko was unveiled in Peter’s Park. Sculptor Ivan Kavaleridze decided to erect a very special monument: the powerful figure of the national poet is growing from gray asymmetric blocks. You can see two rows f…
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    This historical landmark was erected in 1909 within the area of the old fortress of Poltava at the place of its Lower Bastion. The place is called Ivan's Mount. The White Rotunda was dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava. The …
    This review was featured on Sunday July 16th, 2017
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    The monument to the Halushka of Poltava was dedicated on 1 April 2006, on the day of the anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Gogol, who had praised those famous local dumplings in his works. The monument is located in Cathedral Square on Ivan's H…
  6. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    Our city guide showed us around Cathedral Square and the cathedral itself. I was even blessed to take some pictures inside the cathedral. The present Assumption Cathedral used to be the center of Poltava Fortress. There was a wooden Assumption Churc…
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    Savior’s Church in Poltava is a unique historical and architectural monument, built in the Old Russian style. The church is one of the oldest temples of Poltava. Our guide told us an interesting story about this unique church. We got to know that …
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    We enjoyed walking in pedestrian precinct in Ukrainian Unity Street. Ukrainian Unity means the unification of all Ukrainian lands. It sounds as "vulytsia Soborna" in Ukrainian). The street’s old Soviet name (which is still being used) is Zhovtneva …
  9. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    Sunny Park ("Solnechnyi park" in Russian, "Soniachnyi Park" in Ukrainian) is a green decoration of the old center of Poltava. It is located opposite Peter’s Park. The total area of these two parks comprises about 3 hectares. They form a single arra…
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    The monument to the Cossacks of Ukraine was dedicated in 1994. The inscription on the marble cross reads, "To the fallen Ukrainian Cossaсks". The monument is not far from Sunny Park. You can see Cossacks’ spears and the shield with the coat-of-ar…
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    The Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre is named after Nikolay Gogol. It is the main and the oldest theatrical stage of Poltava region. The date of his birth of Poltava Theater is considered to be 1808, when the Poltava Free Theater was opened…
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    The Battle of Poltava Museum was dedicated on June 26, 1909 on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the battle. It became one of the first permanent museums of Poltava. Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Pavlovsky, a local historian and a statesman, was the init…
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    Church of St. Sampson the Hospitable is located on the outskirts of the city in Swedish Grave Street. The church was founded in 1852 in honor of the victory of the Russian army over the Swedish army in the summer of 1709. The church was dedicated to …
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    The monument to Nikolay Gogol was erected in March 1934, in the city center, not far from the Regional Academic Music and Drama Theater named after Gogol. The bronze figure of the writer stands on a high pedestal. Nikolay Gogol was captured by the …
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    Ivan Kotliarevsky, a classic of the modern Ukrainian literature, a poet, a writer, a playright and a public figure (1769-1838), lived and worked in Poltava. He was buried in this city. He is often called "the Father of the Ukrainian Language". Kotli…
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    As a sign of appreciation and respect, the monument to Alexander Pushkin stands in a quiet square in Poltava at the crossing of Pushkin Street and Mishchenko Street. The bronze bust of the prominent Russian poet was dedicated on July 6, 1987. Alexand…
  17. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    As you walk along Unity Street, cross Round Square and continue walking along that street, you will see another unique building – former Farmers and Nobility Bank - at 30 Unity Street (former October Street). It was called the Peasants' Land Bank, …
  18. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    More than three thousand Soviet soldiers, partisans and underground fighters who perished in the struggle against the Nazi invaders are buried in the Soldiers’ Glory Memorial. This memorial is located in Ivan Kotliarevsky Park. The names of the …
  19. Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Poltava, Ukraine
    We stayed at Tourist Hotel located in Peace Street not far from the River Vorskla and the Southern Railway Station. It’s an old Soviet style hotel that used to belong to Tourist Hotels network. There were such hotels in every regional center. The…
  20. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    The network of the city public transport consists of 66 bus routes. Many bus routes start at the central market, at the Southern Railway Station and connect different districts of the city. City buses and route buses (which we call “marshroutkas”…
  21. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    Two railway stations operate in Poltava: Poltava-Kiev and Poltava-South, to which dozens of passenger trains arrive daily. Both stations are connected with each other by trolleybus route No. 1: Kievskaya Railway Station – Yuzhnaya Railway Station, …
  22. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Poltava, Ukraine
    If you can allow a day trip, visit the town of Dykan'ka (“Dikanka” in Russian) located to the north of Poltava (half an hour ride by bus). Nikolay Gogol described the peasants’ life here in his famous book "Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka". H…
odiseya says:
Great collection of tips!
Posted on: Aug 30, 2017
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