About this tour

The walk will begin with a tour of the architectural monuments of Krasna Square, and further along the route, the Pyatnytskyi Church - an architectural monument of the end of the 12th century, the same age as "Words about Igor's Regiment", and the last church of the pre-Mongol period in Chernihiv.

We will get acquainted with the tragic and amazing history of this masterpiece of architecture, and then we will move to the territory of Dytynets, where the main part of the excursion will take place. We will explore the remains of the moats and ramparts of the fortress that existed there for eight centuries, get acquainted with the history and visit the oldest cathedral in Eastern Europe - the Savior and Transfiguration Cathedral of the 11th century. Let's go to the 12th century Borysoglib cathedral-tomb, and be sure to look at its masterpieces in the middle; we will learn the history of the educational institution based on the example of European universities - the Collegium, we will walk along the cannon alley, take a photo in front of the Ukrainian Baroque masterpiece, Chernihiv's landmark - Catherine's Church (18th century), and we will finish the tour near the "haunted house" - Mazepa's house. In two hours, we will have time to immerse ourselves in the ancient Russian era and mentally transfer to the baroque century and the provincial period of life in Chernihiv.


All the time we will be surrounded by incredible, unique architectural monuments, and historical panorama - so it is a very picturesque walk.




Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants. Walking tour.


The tour is conducted in Ukrainian and Russian, may be in other languages on the request.


*The originality of the text is completely preserved by the author of the tour (tour operator)

 

We can also prepare a set of clothes for you with cool Visit Ukraine merch, so that you are as prepared as possible for the tour and enjoy the atmosphere

5 reasons to choose tour

1

Take a walk through the incredibly beautiful city centre

2

Feel the ancient Russian, sometimes the mystical atmosphere of Chernihiv

3

Visit the oldest cathedral not only in Ukraine but also in Eastern Europe

4

Find out what is the relationship pagan idols have to the Borysoglib Cathedral of the 12th century

5

Hear the secrets and legends of Mazepa's house

Key landmarks

1

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.

2

Pyatnytska church

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.

3

Borysoglib Cathedral

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.

4

Cannon Alley

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.

5

Mazepa's house

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?

Professional guide

Professional guide

From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund!