About this tour
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5 reasons to choose tour
Take a walk through the incredibly beautiful city centre
Feel the ancient Russian, sometimes the mystical atmosphere of Chernihiv
Visit the oldest cathedral not only in Ukraine but also in Eastern Europe
Find out what is the relationship pagan idols have to the Borysoglib Cathedral of the 12th century
Hear the secrets and legends of Mazepa's house
Ancient Val (Dytynets)
The city arose and developed there. Now it is the main park of the city with numerous architectural monuments, museums and galleries. Here it is good to take a leisurely walk and take beautiful photos, there are enough beautiful views! The most important diamond of Dytynets is the Transfiguration Cathedral - the oldest surviving cathedral in Ukraine. It was founded no later than 1030 by the Chernihiv prince Mstislav the Brave.
In the centre of Chernihiv, another masterpiece of the Old Russian era (c. 12th - c. 13th century) has been preserved. The same age as "Words about Igor's regiment" and the last church of the pre-Mongol period that was built in Chernihiv. A church of incredible beauty, interesting architecture and historical destiny. This is the only Old Russian church in Chernihiv without plaster walls, so we will be able to see the unique signs on the Old Russian brick plinth and explore it.
The cathedral was built as a princely tomb of the Chernihiv family of Davidovych in the 12th century, but very soon the tomb turned into a monastery. The cathedral has interesting, unique architectural elements and now works as a museum with an archaeological jewellery collection from the pre-Mongol period. There we will be able to see one of the main symbols of Chernihiv - the image of a beast with wings on a stone. There are many interpretations of who exactly is depicted. The museum has a masterpiece - the silver gate of the iconostasis, ordered by Hetman Mazepa for the cathedral.
12 cast-iron cannons of different ages formed a whole picturesque avenue in Chernihiv. Both legends and local jokes are associated with guns. A photo with guns is in the arsenal of every tourist - it is beautiful and symbolic.
It was built in 1696 for Chernihiv colonel Yakov Lyzogub, it later became the property of Hetman Ivan Mazepa. This is a bright Cossack tenement house, one of the oldest preserved on the Left Bank of Ukraine. And it is shrouded in legends. The treasures of the disgraced hetman have been searched here more than once, the ghost of Ivan Mazepa's young mistress, his goddaughter Motra Kochubey, walks there, there are underground passages, etc. We will talk about legends, treasures and the life of a Cossack elder right here.
What is included?
From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
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