CHERNIHIV, THE PRINCELY CITY OF UKRAINE
THE MAIN SIGHTS
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Chernihiv is rich in ancient and historical sights. They are situated in three historical areas.

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THE VAL THE CITY CENTRE THE BOLDINY MOUNTAINS
Westward from the Val, over the Desna basin hills rise, they are known as Boldiny mountains.
  THE OLD-RUSSIAN NECROPOLIS,
which is situated on one of the plateaus of the hills, is unique in Ukraine. The barrows of the necropolis date back to the 9th, 10th and 11th cc. The most famous of the burial place is the barrow Gulbishche, there the remains of a noble warrior were found.
pecher.jpg, full size  23 k ST.ANTHODY'S CAVES
are the most interesting sight of Chernihiv. It is an underground monastery that was founded by Christian missionary Anthonius in 1069. After the Mongol destruction of the monastery was rebuilt in the 18th c. Thus the unique underground complex dating back to the 11th-18th cc. appeared. St.Theodosio's church dates from the 18th c. and is the biggest underground church in Ukraine. But the most fabulous aspect of the complex is perhaps the early Christian church which has remained to the present and is known as the cave of spectres.
illia.jpg, full size 67 k ST.ELIJAH'S CHURCH
stands near the entrance of the caves and dates back to the 12th c.
troiza.jpg, full size  67 k THE TRINITY MONASTERY
is comparatively new ensemble, it was built in the 17th-18th cc. near St.Anthony's Caves. It is the most picturesque monastery in Ukraine, it has good preserved to the present. The central building of the ensemble - THE TRINITY CATHEDRAL - is the largest religious building of Chernihiv. The interior of the church is decorated with highly artistic murals. The ensemble also includes the 60 m (55 yd) high belfry, the refectory church and the archbishop's house. Nowadays the monastery houses the school of psalmreaders and presentors.

 

MAIN PAGE GENERAL INFO HISTORY MAIN SIGHTS MUSIC MAIN SIGHTS ABOUT THE SITE ON THE FENCE
© Sergie & Elena Kolesnyk, Alex Liubenko, Svetlana Kokorina
July, 2002