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Thursday, May 5, 2011

World attraction palaces in Ukraine

Hotyn palace

A most good looking palace in Ukraine is Hotyn Palace.The highlight of the Hotyn region is an ancient majestic city the fortress of Hotyn. National memory has kept many beautiful legends about a history of this land. One of them tells that during old times malicious conquerors surrounded a powerful fortress. Defenders repeatedly beat off attacks, but forces were unequal and enemies finally taken a fortress. They grasped the daughter of the commandant. However the girl did not want to obey aggressors and those after inhuman mockeries have immured her in a wall of a fortress.

Till now on this place it is possible to see images of a Turkish jug for water and a wet stain from tears of the girl. And almost every spring night she leaves a wall and calls the father and the groom who were lost in fight, and waters with tears the native ground which gives generous crops, the rivers and lakes with water. This sad and lyrical legend became a basis for a plot of symbols of area.

Saint Sophia Cathedral

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus. Today, it is one of the city's best known landmarks and the first Ukrainian patrimony to be inscribed on the World Heritage. The cathedral besides its main building includes an ensemble of supporting structures such as a bell tower, a house of metropolitan, and others. In 2011 the historic site was reassigned from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Regional Development of Ukraine to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. One of the reason for that move was the fact that both Sofia Kyivska and Kiev Pechersk Lavra is recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Program as one complex site, while in Ukraine there were governed by different government entities.

The complex of the Cathedral is the main component and museum of the National Preserve Sophia of Kiev which is the state institution responsible for the preservation of the Cathedral complex as well as four other historic landmarks across the nation.

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