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In March 2017, Nadine Fernbacher assigned as the General Manager of the 170-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil.

Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastery complex, which is included in UNESCO world heritage list and is one of the seven wonders of Ukraine. Attracting tourists and Orthodox pilgrims alike, it was visited by more than 43 millions of tourists from all over the world. «Destinations» gathered the most interesting facts about this unique Ukrainian monastery complex.

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Listed as one of the top cities for travel to in 2014 by Rough Guides and in 2015 by Lonely Planet, Lviv is a must visit place if you are traveling to Ukraine. Authentic and architecturally lovely, these top 5 Lviv attractions will turn your trip into an ultimate Ukrainian travel experience.

Kiev is an extremely beautiful city. So if you would like to discover its natural beauty and to try some new extreme sports you definitely should visit Hydro Park. Some say it is the heart of Kiev, which is difficult to deny. It is a rare luck to get into a place where you can get all kinds of aesthetic pleasure for free and to have fun in a healthy way. Hydro Park is the exceptional prove that it really is possible.

St. Sophia Cathedral is Kiev's oldest standing church. It was built in 1037 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, whose remains were buried inside the church. The church aimed at commemorating the site of a victory of Kyivan Rus over the Pechenigs (Asian nomadic tribes) and to glorify Christianity.

Often compared to Stonehenge in Britain, Kamyana Mohyla (meaning Stone Grave or Stone Barrow in Ukrainian) has been an unsolved mystery located amid vast Ukrainian steppes. 35-feet tall boulders are scattered around the mound compassing an area of 3000 square meters. How did they get here and what was there purpose?

Why wait until summer to go on vacation? Spring is also very good time for traveling. As the weather is getting warmer and outdoor events calendar is getting super busy what other reasons would you possibly need to get out of town? Check out top 10 places in Ukraine to visit this spring, carefully rounded up by «Destinations».

The frescoes of Sistine Chapel in Vatican, “The Last Supper” in Milan… These are world masterpieces that every honored person aught to see while travelling to these cities. Does Kyiv have any majestic art to surprise foreign guests? Let us visit st. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in Kyiv.

It seems like European budget airlines might have been overlooking Ukraine as their potential hub…until now. Over the last few days Europe’s biggest low cost airlines have announced an impressive list of new destinations they will be operating from Kyiv and Lviv. So, if you haven’t been bitten by the travel bug you might be right now.

Many travelers, who come to Ukraine get caught up in visiting large, popular cities. Although often overlooked, small towns often provide the greatest insights into local culture and enable travelers to engage with locals in uncommon ways.

The Great Golden Gate of Kiev, also known as The Golden Gate or «Zoloti Vorota» in Ukrainian, is one of the finest samples of fortification architecture in Eastern Europe. It is also one of very few historical monuments remaining from the Kyivan Rus period. «Destinations» narrows down the most interesting facts from the Kiev Golden Gate history.

Plan the perfect family movie night (or afternoon) in Kyiv with our round up of city’s child-friendly cinemas. Grab some popcorn and settle in for stellar new releases and classic kids' movies at movie theaters that came up with perfect solutions for both kids and adults to enjoy their movie theater experience.

Lviv has a unique charm and atmosphere that attracts numerous travelers. Local coffee, pastries and beer became legendary among Ukrainian foodies. Lviv’s architecture, deprived of the Soviet features, which is the architectural core of other big Ukrainian cities, makes an amazing set for lovely photos and magical city views. «Destinations» rounds up Lviv top attractions that would interest even the most spoiled travelers.

From almost anywhere in Kyiv if you can see the Dnipro River, you can probably see her - the Mother Motherland, often with the sun’s rays reflecting off her metallic form.  With a giant human figure dominating the skyline, it gives the city an almost mythical quality which contrasts sharply with the modern and Soviet architecture one sees elsewhere.

Lviv Beer Museum

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The oldest still-functioning brewery in Ukraine is located in Lviv and turns 302 in 2017. Lvivska brewery was founded by monks at the request of count Stanislav Pototskyi in 1715. From that time Lviv Brewery is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. To learn about the history and traditions of brewery in Ukraine visit Lviv Beer Museum located on the territory of the functioning beer plant.

Here’s what staying at one of the best 4 star hotels in Lviv means: you can spot a value, but don’t want to skimp on luxury. And easy-access to the best Lviv attractions can’t hurt. If you’re a museum and ancient architecture enthusiast, or just want to be within walking distance to the top museums and art galleries, these properties are here to serve it all to you.

Odesa is often referred to as the southern pearl of Ukraine and has an impressive selection of various attractions. This city is a dynamic, energetic and somewhat decadent metropolis located on the coast of the Black Sea. «Destinations» narrows down the most popular must visit places in Odesa.

In the past few years writers have ventured to Kyiv and “discovered” hipster coffee bars and craft beer joints.  But let’s face it - while Kyiv’s scene is unique in its own right, if you want a real authentic Ukrainian experience you should get outside the city limits and see rural village life for a change.

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Ancestral castle, built by Nicholas Radziwill in 1558, is one of the first Ukrainian facilities of fortification destination square in terms. The castle is located in Olyka, the medieval town in Volyn region. Built in 17th century amidst the masonry of an older (1558) Lithuanian castle, the palace is a memento from the era when the whole town was owned by Radziwill famlily, the richest dynasty in Lithuania.

St. Nicholas Cathedral without any doubt is among the most beautiful architectural landmarks of Kyiv. This spectacular temple was built in the beginning of the 20th century in formalized Gothic style with two slender arrow-shaped towers adorned with elaborate stone carved details.

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