Chernihiv is beautiful and ancient city in northern Ukraine. The city played important role in Kievan Rus and is known for its picturesque historic sites. Chernihiv’s architectural monuments include the 11th-century Spaskyy Cathedral, the Church
of the Assumption in the Yelets Monastery (11th cent.), Ivan Mazepa’s baroque army building (17th-18th cent.), Catherine Church (recognized as one the most beautiful in Ukraine) and lots of others.
Don’t miss Beautiful Square and its surroundings, ancient caves of Saint Anthony (unique 315-meter underground complex was founded by the “Head of All the Russian Monks,” Anthony Pechersky almost a thousand years ago) and the Black Grave large burial mound (kurgan).
Since 1989, historic center of Chernihiv is placed on the tentative list of the UNESCO as part of “World Heritage”.
The estimated population of the city is around 300 000.
Historic monuments and lovely landscapes make Chernihiv a very popular destination for Ukrainians and foreign tourists.