See more photos from the Chernigov Chernigov, one of the oldest European cities, is situated on the picturesque banks of the Desna river. The centre of Chernigov region is located in the north of Ukrainian border with Russia and Belarus.
Chernigov is a city of orthodox temples, glorious history, splendid nature and beautiful ladies.
There are several comfortable hotels in Chernigov. They are situated near the central and historical part of the city. Their staff will do the best to make your stay here as pleasant as possible.
Chernigov is very interesting for its history so you can visit the historical places of the city, museums, ancient cathedrals and monasteries. After a long sightseeing tour around the city you will be able to relax in cozy restaurants, hospitable cafes, and joyful clubs. You will be pleasantly surprised by the wide range of tasty dishes.
Chernigov has all conditions for active recreation and going in for sports. The city has 5 stadiums, the largest of which is for 15 thousand places. The most popular kinds of sport are football (soccer), volleyball, basketball, boxing etc. There are more than 60 gyms and Swimming Complex in the city. Being in Chernigov don` t forget to try our “Chernigovskoe” beer, one of the most popular trade marks in Ukraine. Only the clearest water is used for brewing. Summer gives you more opportunities for rest. You may enjoy a tour on the Desna river, stay on the beach, go on picnic and make barbeque on the picturesque banks of the river.
According to the one of the legends Chernigov takes its name from to the “black forests” or “cherny forests” around the city.
Chernigov was first time mentioned in 907 in the agreement between Rus and Byzantine as the second biggest city of Kyivan Rus after Kyiv.
The Chernigov Principality of the 11th-12th centuries was one of the largest and most powerful states of the medieval Europe.
The biography of Chernigov and of the whole of Chernigov region is widely represented in the Historical Museum, one in the oldest and richest in Ukraine. The museum contains the archaeological collection, the numismatic collection, the collection of old printed books, the collection of Cossack Arms and equipment.
Side by side with the Historical Museum there is the Art Museum where 5 thousand pieces of painting, sculpture and decorative and applied art are presented. Art expositions are also displayed in the premises of Chernigov Collegium which is a part of the National Architectural – Historical Museum “Old Chernigov”.
Chernigov is famous for its great number of historical memorials and architecture of the 11-12 centuries and 17-19 century. More than 200 of them are of world importance. The most valuable memorials of pre-Mongolian period are unique Spas`ka and Borysohlibs`ka Cathedrals, Antoniev Caves and Illins`ka Church Everybody who approaches Chernigov from the side of the Desna river along the highway is enchanted by the white walls and golden cupolas of the temple on the high hill. This is St. Catherine Church, the unique memorial of Cossack Glory. It was built in 1696 in honor of heroism of the Cossacks of Chernigov.
Chernigov has rich theatre traditions. Nowadays 3 theatres offer their repertoires.
The Chamber Choir named in honor of Dmitriy Bortnyansky is known not only in Chernigov, but all over Ukraine and abroad.
You can enjoy their performance in the Regional Philharmonic Centre.
Chernigov is located 140 km away from the Borispol International Airport. It will take you near 2 hours to get to our city from there.
There are a lot of ATM’s around the city which take all types of Credit cards- VISA, Master, Maestro etc. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to pay with your card in all the stores and cafes, but you can exchange your cash or Travel checks in bank departments or currency exchange offices.
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