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

Most of architectural monuments are situated in the Old City, which lies on the bank of the Desna, it is called Val. This area was the nucleus of the old Chernihiv and in the 17th c. it became a Kozak fortress.
spassky.jpg, full size  96 k THE CATHEDRAL OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR SAVIOUR
is the oldest Christian church which has remained in Ukraine. It was commissioned by the Prince Mstislav in 1030. It is a majestic five-domed church which was built in Byzantine style. The cathedral was not only a religious, but also a social centre of the Chernihiv principality. Today it is an active church.
boris.jpg, full size 23 k THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINTS BORIS AND GLEB
was built in 1123. It is a classical example of Chernihiv architecture of the Kyiv-Rus period. It is comparatively small one-domed church which is decorated with architectural details made of carved stones. The most interesting element of the church's interior are the Holy doors which were cast of a pagan silver idol. The cathedral is a now a museum containing many inertesting relics of Chernihiv's past.
collegium.jpg, full size 33 k THE CHERNIHIV COLLEGE
was buil in 1700-1702 in the style of Ukrainian baroque and decorated with numerous architectural details. It was one of the first seculare higher educational establishments in the left-Dnieper-bank Ukraine. Today this structure houses the management of the Chernihiv Architectural and Historical Preserve.
canon.jpg, full size  28 k THE KOZAK CANNONS
dating back to the 17th-18th cc. are posted on the former rampart overlooking the Desna.
katya.jpg, full size  40 k ST.CATHERINE CHURCH
dates from the 18th c., it was built with money of Chernihiv colonel Yakov Lizogub to commemorate the heroism of Chernihiv Kozaks. The church is an excellent example of the Ukrainian baroque architecture.
archiv.jpg, full size 53 k THE SECULAR ARCHITECTURE
of the 17th-19th cc. is presented first of all by the House of Colonel Lizogub. Not far from it stands the House of Archbishop dating back to the 18th c. and the House of Governor dating back to the 19th c.

 

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July, 2002