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This monument to the past is located in the central part of historic town near the Dytynets and Kyiv-Chernihiv motorway. It is one of the leading architectural dominants of the city.
It was built in honor of heroism of Chernihiv regiment Cossacks showed up during the assault of turkey fortress Azov in 1696 under the commandment of Chernihiv colonel Yakiv Lyzohub. The church was sanctified in 1715 in honor of St. Сatherine, who had been respected in Ukraine for a long time.

St. Catherine church hasn’t had great changing. ... Read more »

Category: Historical monuments | Views: 1206 | Added by: Maysheff | Date: 2009-Jul-08 | Comments (0)

It was built in 1690s on the territory of Dytynets (Citadel) not far from the castle ditch.
Originally it belonged to Chernihiv colonel Yakiv Lyzohub, but after his death in 1698 – to hetman Ivan Mazepa. In the 18th century there was situated Regimental Chancellery of Chernihiv Cossack Regiment, and from the end of the 18th century till the beginning of the 20th it was the archive, nowadays the funds of Chernihiv historical museum by V.Tarnovs’kiy are located there.

The house is one-storey, six-compartment, the type of ‘ ... Read more »

Category: Historical monuments | Views: 1247 | Added by: Maysheff | Date: 2009-Jul-08 | Comments (0)

In the western part of the city on a high hill one of the most interesting and picturesque architectural complexes of Ukraine of late 17th-18th century – St. Trinity – St. Elijah monastery is situated.
It still attracts numerous tourists by its unforgettable beauty, and the pilgrims are attracted by the greatest shrines – holy relics of heaven patrons of Chernihiv land – saint Theodosius of Uhlych and saint monastic elder Lawrence.

The creation of this magnificent monastery complex is connected with ancient underground ... Read more »

Category: Historical monuments | Views: 1427 | Added by: Maysheff | Date: 2009-Jul-08 | Comments (0)

On the west of the Boldyn Hill above the boundless Desna high-water bed among Slavic burial mounds the huge ensemble of St. Trinity – St. Elijah monastery rises.
At the bottom of the hill there is a small St. Elijah church which is the oldest memorial of this monastery ensemble.First it was a place for christening. It was a small domical church which consisted of rectangular women part, nave and semicircular apse.
The smallish vestibule abutted upon the west side of the women part. Annals don’t recollect the time of c ... Read more »
Category: Historical monuments | Views: 808 | Added by: Maysheff | Date: 2009-Jul-08 | Comments (0)

One of the most expressive architectural ensembles of Ukraine is Troitsko – Illinskyi (St. Trinity-St. Elijah) monastery of the ХІ – ХУІІІ centuries in Chernihiv.
It consists of two parts - former St. Elijah monastery of the ХІ – ХУІІ centuries and St. Trinity monastery; built on the highest plateau of Boldyn Hills during 1677 – 1780, incorporated a landscape and architecture in the unique ensemble.
The beginning, according to a chronicle, was fixed by a monk Anthony Pecherskyi in 1069.
The “dug up” by his foll ... Read more »
Category: Historical monuments | Views: 1573 | Added by: Maysheff | Date: 2009-Jul-07 | Comments (1)

Spaso-Preobrazhens’kyi Cathedral is one of the most ancient temples of Ukraine-Rus’.
It is situated in the historic area of Chernihiv, in the center of former Dytynets’ (Citadel). It was the main architectural dominant f the city. Thanks to high towers flanking the back façade it is still playing the role of an important dominant. Building of the cathedral started approximately in 1033-1034 by the order of first chronically-known Chernihiv prince Mstyslav Volodymyrovych. Chronicles first mention “the church of Holy Saviour” ... Read more »
Category: Historical monuments | Views: 1289 | Added by: Maysheff | Date: 2009-Jul-07 | Comments (0)

Dytynets’ (Citadel) or Kremlin was inner, mostly reinforced part of ancient cities of Kyiv Rus’.
The name was most probably originated from the old rus’ expression meaning “being situated in the middle of the city”. It was a political-administrative center, inner city where prince’s court, garrison were situated, where boyars (nobles) and clergymen lived. Therefore Dytynets’ (Citadel) was well fortified: earthwork rampart with wall, moats and so on. The rest of inhabitants: craftsmen, merchants and others lived in a so calle ... Read more »
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