Top 10 Things to do in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine

December 16, 2017 Hana Mouser

Khmelnytskyi Oblast (Ukrainian: Хмельницька область, translit. Khmel’nyts’ka oblast’; also referred to as Khmelnychchyna—Ukrainian: Хмельниччина) is an oblast (province) of western Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Khmelnytskyi.
Restaurants in Khmelnytskyi Oblast

1. Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

1 Zamkova St, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine +380 3849 28295
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4.5 based on 397 reviews

Kamenet's Podolsky Castle

Reviewed By travelsalot102 - Mainz, Germany

There are not many preserved Castles and trully old towns in Ukraine. Kamenets-Podolsky is certainly one of them. Just outside the charming Old Town you see the castle, situated on the other side of the river. Inside there is a small exhibition on local history and some artufacts related to the castle. The reason to visit it is the beautiful view of the town, especially in the afternoon.

2. Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
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5 based on 86 reviews

Bakota/ Submerged Settlement and Remains of Ancient Cave Monastery

Reviewed By LoneBrit - Hampshire

Stunning scenery of the Dniester river. The cave monastery does need a bit of a climb up and down the hillside, but is easy enough for a reasonably active person. The caves themselves are very dark and you need some sort of illumination to see them properly, but once you provide some light they are interesting.

3. Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul

Tatarska St 20, Kamianets-Podilskyi 32301, Ukraine +380 3849 91494
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5 based on 53 reviews

Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul

Reviewed By Randy K - Des Moines, Iowa

An interesting church. There is a Turkish Minaret next to the church with a statue of the Virgin mary on top. When the Turks arrived, they put a Minaret next to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and turned the Cathedral into a Mosque. After the Turks were later defeated, there was an agreement to not destroy the minaret - after all, the Turks had not destroyed the church. There was simply a statue of the Virgin Mary placed on top with the crescent removed.
There is a nice little park out front with a view at the end over the valley.
Interior, we arrived just as services had begun. In any event, no pics allowed inside, but the interior is beautiful and must be seen. Yet another interesting site in Kamianets-Podilskyi.

4. The Smotrych River Canyon

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
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5 based on 46 reviews

The Smotrych River Canyon

Reviewed By Kostyantyn_V

Unique in its appearance. Even better looking in the morning or in the evening. Just stand there and contemplate the scenery. Some activities there.

5. Turkish Minaret

20 Tatarska Street, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Turkish Minaret

Reviewed By Randy K - Des Moines, Iowa

Turkish Minaret. Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine. When the Turks arrived, they put a Minaret next to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. After the Turks were later defeated, there was an agreement to not destroy the minaret - after all, the Turks had not destroyed the church. There was simply a statue of the Virgin Mary placed on top.
The base of the minaret has carvings and the minaret is in excellent shape. It appears there was reconstruction work at some point in the past. Such as the mortar, but it's not obvious to the casual eye.
One of many gems in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi.

6. Novoplanivskiy Bridge

Troitska Street to Knyaziv Koriatovychiv Street, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Novoplanivskiy Bridge

Reviewed By Kostyantyn_V

The bridge interconnects old and new town. It runs across the river Smotrych canyon, so visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery. Brave ones can take a ride over the canyon.

7. City Hall

1 Polskiy Rynok Square, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine +380 3849 27590
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

City Hall

Reviewed By LsBob - Darwin, Australia

The City Hall is situated in the Polskiy Rynok Square along with the Armenian Well. This was the Polish quarter in the old town when different ethnic groups lived in their own areas. The area is now being restored. While we arrived there late afternoon the City Hall was closed and I do not know if it is open for visitors or not. Even so the building is very interesting architecturally along with the surrounding buildings. The whole Old Town is ranked third in the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

8. Alexander Nevskiy Church

Soborna Street 2, Kamianets-Podilskyi 32301, Ukraine
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Alexander Nevskiy Church

Reviewed By hjmisizeki

この教会は新市街地にあります。旧市街地と新市街地をつなぐ橋の新市街地側は緑豊かな公園が広がっています。その中にこの教会があります。正教会そのものの外観です。

9. Church of the Exaltation of the Cross

Karvasary St 24, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
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5 based on 16 reviews

Church of the Exaltation of the Cross

Reviewed By Tatiana K - Москва, Russia

Деревянная церковь на высоком каменном фундаменте построена без единого стального гвоздя. Считается, что она была первой православной церковью в городе. Сожжена турками и заново отстроена в точности такой, как была. Расположена под стенами крепости, символизируя божью защиту.

10. Medzhybizh Fortress

Medzhybizh, Ukraine
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4 based on 29 reviews

Medzhybizh Fortress

Reviewed By LeeAnneCanada - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

When my friends had told me we were going to see the fortress at Medzhybizh I wasn’t expecting anything this large, but I was surprised at the sheer size of the place. It was magnificent.
The fortress was built in the 1500’s as protection against the Tartars who at some point ended up conquering it. The different occupier’s mark can be seen in the fortress’s battlements. I have included a picture which shows the Turkish influence. The ownership of the area alternated between the Turks and the Poles for centuries. Some of the outside walls have been fortified with buttresses that might have been added at a later date and not part of the original structure. The fortress also houses four towers. Restoration work has been ongoing but there are still parts of the fortress that are crumbling and off limits to visitors
Inside the courtyard is an Orthodox church that was built in the same century as the fortress. There are also some museums on site. The textile and embroidery museum was very well done, with examples of Ukrainian dress and embroidery from the different regions of the Ukraine. The Holodomor Museum was a little confusing as they had it interspersed with other Ukrainian cultural items but it did have books with the names of individuals from the region that had perished.
Medzhybizh can be found in the center of the Khemelntskyi Oblast, so if you find yourself in this area it is definitely worth a visit.

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