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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.

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.

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.

Kyiv, being a capital of Ukraine, offers an array of interesting and exciting places to see and to visit. In fact, even experienced travelers can get lost among all the possibilities of sightseeing, clubbing, cultural program and fine dining. This is, without any doubt, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of the country.

Vinnytsia is a beautiful, charming town in the central part of Ukraine. Regional center combines all the advantages of a modern, fairly large city, but it has a certain atmosphere of the province. Most probably, thanks to this fact Vinnytsia was recognized one of the most comfortable towns for living in Ukraine.

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. Lviv has much to offer even to the most spoiled travelers. «Destinations» rounds up some interesting ideas on how to spend an exciting weekend in Lviv.

Kharkiv is one of the biggest Eastern Ukrainian cities. This city has rich history and cultural heritage. It used to be the center of Ukrainian cultural life and home of prominent Ukrainian science and engineering schools. Sadly, Kharkiv suffered heavily during WW 2, so it has fairly little to show architecturally-wise. In our days it is a city of soviet monumentalism and rejuvenating Ukrainian traditions. «Destinations» rounds up best places to visit in Kharkiv.

One of the most recognizable buildings in Ukraine, Lviv Opera house is also among most beautiful European theatres. Named after world famous opera singer Solomiya Krushelnytska, who was born and raised in Lviv, the Opera House comprises various European architectural styles fashioned in all their lavishness.

Take a relaxing short break or book a fun weekend getaway to unwind and enjoy yourself! Lviv region offers many options for fun and exciting short trips. Castles, artisan farms, extreme sports, spa pampering - the choice is yours! «Destinations» rounds up most popular options for holiday getaways from Lviv.

Kyiv, being centrally located and enjoying the developed transport infrastructure, offers what seems like an endless list of options for holiday getaways and out-of-town short trips. «Destinations» rounds up the most popular options for fun and exciting tours to take from Kyiv.

These days Christmas trees in major cities around the world became the fantastic displays of creativity, featuring thousands of electric lights, whimsical decorations and interactive play of colors and textures. «Destinations» rounds up some of 2016’s most over-the-top Christmas trees around the world.

Klavdievo Christmas decorations factory follows the traditions of manufacturing glass Christmas tree decorations for many decades. Founded in 1948, a small factory processed glass for medical purposes. Later, it turned into the largest manufacturer of Christmas products in Eastern Europe.

No doubt, Kyiv is a really romantic city. With its green parks, shady alleys, the Dnipro River and cozy cafes Kyiv is the best place for a date with a girl. We picked for you the best romantic places in the city.

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With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to discover new places and enjoy every moment of holiday season.

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