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Cherkasy region

Numerous cities as beautiful as pearls stand on the banks of the Dnipro-Slavutych. One of them is the famous city of Cherkasy, the heart of the region.
For many Ukrainians the name of Cherkasy region is valued as the birthplace of the great son of Ukrainian nation the poet Taras Shevchenko, and as the centre of historical and cultural legacy of Ukrainian kozaks (just to mention Chyhyryn - the former hetmans capital, - and Subotiv hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyis patrimonial estate). In Cherkasy region you will be transferred to the past as if in a time-machine: the edifices of Krasnohirskyi monastery (XVIII cent.) will meet you near Zolotonosha, in Kaniv you will be offered to see Uspenskyi (Yuriivskyi) cathedral the monument of the Kyivan Rus period (1147), and the grave of Nahman, the spiritual leader of Brazlav Hasideans.
The destiny of many famous people is connected with this region. Museums will tell you about the lives of A. Pushkin, P. Tchaikovski, I. Nechuiy-Levytskyi, L.Symyrenko. But the most pleasing of all the sights is Sophiivka the unique landscape park founded by the count Potozki as a symbol of his love for Sophia Vitt, one of the most beautiful women of that time. The park charms with its landscapes, sparkling fountains and artificial grottos. Contemporaries believed that Sophiivka no less beautiful than the old parks of Florence, Potsdam or Versailles. The parks charm still lasts nowadays.
Among other architectural monuments of great interest are Uspenskyi Cathedral of the XII century, the reserve museum Shevchenkos Grave on Mt. Tarasova, state reserve in Kaniv, Literary Museum of Taras Shevchenko, his parents house and grave in the village of Shevchenkove, the monument of park art the estate of the XVIII-XIX cent. in the village of Kozatske, Memorial Museum of B. Khmelnytskyi with hetmans grave in the village of Subotiv, and Museum of the history of agriculture in the town of Taln, where you will see the settlement of the IV cent. BC.




Excursions
State Historical and Cultural Reserve
Uman. Dendrological Park "Sophiivka"