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Pereyaslav-Khmel’nytsky

A long and interesting story can be written about Pereyaslav-Khmel’nytsky In the course of eleven centuries it has seen more than a lot. Every stage in the development of human civilization left its trace in these lands: the objects of the Bronze Age and the periods of Trypillia and Cherniakhivska cultures, of the Scythian Age and the time when the early Slavs came into being, the period when Kyivan Rus and the Cossack State flourished… The city of Pereyaslav played an important role in all historic developments that took place in Ukraine. The fate of Ukraine was often solved in Pereyaslav. A detailed historical digression and an inventory of the local ancient memorials are set forth in the guide “Pereyaslav-Khmel’nytsky”issued by “Baltia-Druk” Publishers. On its pages you will find brief information on tourist itineraries of the city, which is distinguished not only for its venerable age, but also for a multitude of museums. The diversity of their specialization enables one to get to know much new in the fields of Ukrainian science and culture. Among them are the Historical Museum, Museum of Trypillia Culture, Museum of Archaeology, V.Zabolotny Museum and Museum of Local Architecture of the Period of Kyivan Rus; there are museums concerning theology, cosmonautics, decorative and applied arts… The total number of the museums approximates thirty.

Departing from Kyiv along route M 03, drive to Boryspil. In Boryspil, near the Cathedral of SS. Boris and Gleb turn right. The highway leads to Pereyaslav. From Kyiv fixed-route taxis start from “Chernihivska” Metro station. To get to the center of the city go along Bohdan Khmel’nytsky Street, pass by the market and the bus station, and then proceed across the bridge spanning the Al’ta River, to Pereyaslav Rada Square. Further you go on foot. Before the square turn left to Skovoroda St. The first museum is the diorama “The Battle for the Dnieper in the Region of Pereyaslav-Khmel’nytsky in Autum 1943,” which is displayed at the Assumption Cathedral. Further, at the premises of Pereyaslav collegium is housed Hryhoriy Skovoroda Museum. After that turn to Shevchenko Street, where you will see several museums in a row. The richest and most interesting of them is the Historical Museum (8 Shevchenko St.). Guides of the museum may take you for a tour of the city and its museums. So telephone us and make orders! After visiting the Historical Museum, Picture Gallery, Museum of Ternopil Culture, Museum of the History of Philosophy, Archaeological Museum, and V.Zabolotny Archaeological Museum and Memorial Estate, go back to the central square, and in 20 Bohdan Khmel’nytsky St. you will find the Museum of Kobzar Art. Another museum oasis is to be found in 34 Moskovska St. Here is located the Museum of Ukrainian Folk Art and Architecture of the Period of Kyivan Rus. For one day it is perhaps enough… Spending the night in one of the city’s hotels, set off to the skansen on Tatar Hil. Here another dozen of museums will open their doors for you; they include, in particular, the museums of the history of the Orthodox Church, of the Ukrainian rushnyk (embroidered towel), peaceful space exploration, and others. Bear in mind that entrance fee is paid separately in every museum.

You may spend here the whole day, but in this case do not forger to provide yourself with sandwiches and beverage – there are no shops or cafe in the skansen’s territory. We wish you a pleasant and cognitive walk!

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