SEVEN WONDERS OF UKRAINEMade by Denis Kochka
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Seven wonders of Ukraine The Seven Wonders of Ukraine are the seven historical and cultural monuments of Ukraine, which were chosen in July, 2007. More then 77,000 internet users voted in the campaign. The voting was closed on 21 August 2007 and the results were officially announced on the same day. The campaign was initiated in May 2007 by Mykola Tomenko, a Ukrainian politician.
Saint Sofia Cathedral
St. Sofia Cathedral was founded in 1037. The name of the cathedral comes from Greek word "sofia", which means "wisdom". The first Russian library, founded by Yaroslav Mudry was in this Cathedral. Now the museum of Ukraine's Christianity is situated in St. Sofia Cathedral.
Chersonesos was an ancient Greek colony founded 2500 years ago in the southwestern part of Crimea, known as Taurica. The ancient city is located on the shore of the Black Sea near Sevastopol and has been named the "Ukrainian Pompeii" and "Russian Troy". It is today a popular tourist attraction, protected by the state as an archaeological park. The buildings mix influences of Greek, Roman and Byzantine culture. The defensive wall is hundreds of meters long.
Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra On the high hills of the right bank of the Dnepr River Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra is situated. Founded as a cave monastery in 11th century Lavra is one of the oldest monasteries in the country and Eastern Europe. Its Great Lavra Belltower is one of the main attractions of the Lavra. It was the tallest free-standing belltower at the time of its construction in 1731-1745. Its total height is 96.5 meters.
Sofiyivsky Park Located in Uman, Cherkasy region, the park of almost 180 hectares, was founded in 1796 by Count Stanislaw Potocki. The park is named after his Greek wife Sofia. It is one of the world famous garden-park art creations. There are many waterfalls, fountains, ponds and a stone garden. It is one of the most famous examples of late 17th or early 18th century European garden design that has been preserved to the present time.
Kamyanets-Podilskyi historical complex
It is one of the oldest cities in the country famous for its a historic castle. Located in southwestern Ukraine Kamyanets-Podilskyi is a city of various nations. Thanks to that the city has a Polish, Russian an Armenian Markets. A famous landmark is an ancient castle, and different architectural attractions in the city's center, including a cathedral, a city hall, and fortifications.
Khortytsia Island The biggest island on the Dnepr River is a beautiful nature and historical complex. The island is situated within the modern industrial city of Zaporizhia in the Kakhovka Reservoir and it extends from northwest to southeast for more than twelve kilometers. There are oak groves, spruce woods, meadows, and steppe. Now Khortysia is a national museum. You can visit Zaporizhian Cossack Museum and a Cossack horse show.
The Khotyn Fortress The Khotyn Fortress is a fortification complex located on the Dniester River in Khotyn in western Ukraine. The construction of the fortress was started in 1325. The fortress is a large tourist attraction in the area and Ukraine. Thanks to its preserved historical atmosphere the fortress is often used as a setting for movies. It has represented various French and English castles, historical locations, and fortifications. Most recently, it appeared in a Russian movie Taras Bulba, The Three Musketeers, or the Arrows of Robin Hood.
St. Sofia cathedral was founded ina)1043b)1037c)1034
Sofiyivsky Park is situated ina) Umanb) Kievc) Kharkov
Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra is situated on thea) Dnepr riverb) Kharkov riverc) Dniester river