Ternopol is the center of the region, known for its castles, caves, waterfalls and rivers. Here start the miraculous ways of rafting down the Dnestr Canyon, traveling to the caves of Ternopol region, to the highest flat Dzhurin waterfall. The city is situated in the west of Ukraine on the river Sereet. It was mentioned at first in 1540. Nowadays it is the administrative, business and cultural center of Ternopol region.
The major attraction and the special pride of Ternopol is the lake in the very heart of the city with the square 300 hectares, made only half century ago. Only two European cities have the lake in the center and one of them is Ternopol. On the embankment of the Ternopol Lake takes place the festival of forge art. In 2009 after the festival there was set the forged “Tree of Happiness” with the altitude 2,7 m. Its leaves have some holes for the newlyweds – after the wedding the newlyweds hang their padlocks on the tree, make a wish, and throw out the keys not to allow anybody to prevent it. The weight of the tree is 350 kg and it can bear 150 kg of padlocks. This tree is considered to symbolize the eternal happiness and love.
Near the lake is situated the Church of Exaltation of the Cross – the architectural monument of the 16th century. Also in the center of the city on the Independent Square there is a wonderful monument of the baroque architecture of the 18th century – the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The well known attraction of the city is also the Ternopol Castle, the peer of the city. It is one of the most ancient structures, which remained up to nowadays. One can get in there only through the underground bridge over the ditch.
One can see the rich collection of the subjects of the national life and taste in full the Ukrainian national cuisine in Ternopol. To perform all this one needs only to visit the extraordinary place – the restaurant-museum “The Old Mill”.
The church by the lake, the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross, Holy Cross Church (in Russian Krestovozdvizhenskaya church) So many names has the Church of the Exaltation in Ternopil. However, this is not the only highlight of this historicRead more...