What are the best Historic Sites in Ukraine?
There's a host of top Historic Sites in Ukraine to visit and among the very best is the famous Monastery of the Caves. Our database of Historic Sites in Ukraine is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. So, if you know of other Ukrainian cultural places, landmarks and monuments, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by contacting us today.
The Monastery of the Caves in Kiev, also known as Kiev Pechersk Lavra, is an expansive monastic complex in the Ukrainian capital which now also operated as a major museum. The monastery includes a number of sights the most famous of which are the underground catacombs, which contain the mummified remains of medieval monks, and a striking selection of gold-domed churches.
Today, the major places to explore at the site are the beautiful Cathedral of the Dormition, the Great Lavra Belltower, the 12th century Trinity Church, the Refectory Church and of course the famous underground catacombs themselves. There are also a number of prominent museums within the Monastery of the Caves complex, containing a range of artefacts and exhibits relating to Ukrainian history, art, theatre and film.
The Siege of Sevastopol Museum, also known as the Sevastopol Panorama, is a museum which chronicles the siege of the port of Sevastopol by British, French and Turkish forces against the Russians during the Crimean War.
The Siege of Sevastopol began in September 1854, lasted eleven months and ended in the retreat of the Russians and their ultimate defeat in the Crimean War. The Siege of Sevastopol Museum uses a diorama to portray the events of the siege and does have some signs in English.