What to do and see in Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine: The Best Places and Tips

December 14, 2017 Carley Gatson

Ternopil Oblast (Ukrainian: Тернопільська область, translit. Ternopilska oblast; also referred to as Ternopilshchyna - Ukrainian: Тернопільщина, Polish: Obwód Tarnopolski) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. Its administrative center is Ternopil, through which flows the Seret River, a tributary of the Dnister.
Restaurants in Ternopil Oblast

1. Ternopil Pond

Yabluneva St., Ternopil, Ukraine
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Ternopil Pond

Reviewed By Kolrina - Kiev, Ukraine

This is the lake Ternopil is famous for. It is the best place for walking near, fishing or swimmiing. As our guide said, some centuries ago it was the main source of income for the noble, once in three years the water was drained away and people could sell the fish left on the bottom of the pond.

2. Pochayiv Lavra

Vossoyedineniya St. 8, Pochayev 47025, Ukraine
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Pochayiv Lavra

Reviewed By valeriy350 - Moscow, Russia

this place worth to visit all people.i can recommend to visit for all travellers

3. Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception

Sagaidachnogo st., 14, Ternopil, Ukraine
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception

Reviewed By crvela - Arlington, Texas

This is a beautiful church. Be sure to check it out. You won't be disappointed. The outside is lovely, but so is the inside.

4. Zbarazh Castle

28 Bohdana Khmelnytskogo Street, Zbarazh, Ukraine +380 3550 23449
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Zbarazh Castle

Zbarazh Castle is one of the masterpieces of the fortification of the Ternopil region, widely known thanks to the events connected with the national liberation struggle of Ukrainian Cossacks, led by Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky.A fortified settlement has existed in Zbarazh in medieval times (original fortress is attributed to 1211), but after the destruction of the Mongol-Tatars for many centuries it wasn’t restored. Only in 1626, it was decided to build a strong castle-fortress on the castle hill, which had contributed to the defense of the city from the Russian troops, and the troops of the expanding Ottoman Empire, supported by the Crimean khan.

Reviewed By Raficus - Chicago, Illinois

I have been there already three times between 2005-2013 and whenever I go there, it is nicer and improved. People who work there, mostly ladies, are very friendly. Moreover, the museum changes the Exhibitions so if you been there, do not hesitate to go there again with your friends.

5. T. Shevchenko Park

Biletska St., Ternopil, Ukraine
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

T. Shevchenko Park

Reviewed By crvela - Arlington, Texas

This is a lovely park. Take a walk here and enjoy the fabulous views of the lake and the wonderful Ukrainian people. Everyone walks here!

6. Crystal Cave at Kryvche

Kryvche, Ukraine +380 97 275 7247
Excellent
53%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Crystal Cave at Kryvche

Reviewed By LeeAnneCanada - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

These caves can be done in a day trip along with Kamianets-Podilskyi. According to Google Maps they are approximately 45 kilometers apart. If you have already been to Kamianets Podilskyi and want to pass on that, there are also many other towns with old Castles and churches in the area, but you will need a good map. Located in the village of Kryvche, the caves are quite old but were only discovered in the 1800’s.
There is a steep incline to reach the cave entrance so make sure you wear appropriate shoes for hiking and for walking inside. The floor inside the cave is pebbly and uneven in places. Some of the corridors become quite narrow so I would not recommend this attraction for anyone who is apprehensive in tight spaces.
The gypsum in the stone gives off a sparkly crystal affect hence the name. The cave also offers some interesting stalactites (actually I am not sure if they are actually stalactites or just pieces of hanging rock) which look like various animals. The one of the ram is especially good and they all have legends that are attached to them which were described by our tour guide. The tour is done in Ukrainian and I was fortunate to have my friend translate for me or I would have missed many of the anecdotes attached to these rock formations. I do not believe there is an English tour for this attraction.
The town of Kryvche also has castle ruins of which all that remains is two towers, but it is worth a stop if you are there anyways to visit the caves.

7. Kremenets Castle

Mountain Bona, Kremenets, Ukraine
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Kremenets Castle

Reviewed By Kolrina - Kiev, Ukraine

Kremenets castle was the third one on our way after Zbarazhand and Vishnevets Castles. This castle was totally ruined and not rebuilt. I was impressed by its huge and impressive walls and the view from its walls on Kremenets city. The view is so unbelievable that it’s not a surprise that many newly married couples would like to come and take photos there. There is something magnificent and majestic in this castle and peole say that you can find a lot of artefacts (coins, pottery pieces, parts of weapon etc) under your feet. Entrance fee is UAH 7 per adult. I’ve never expected that there are so many beautiful places in Ukraine that are still undiscovered for a tourist. Ternopil region is especially rich in Castles and ancient places to see. Unfortunately not all of them are in good condition and they need renovation.

8. Theatre Square

Ternopil, Ukraine
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Theatre Square

Reviewed By James W - Portishead, United Kingdom

Theatre square is a place, where as Eastern Europeans you follow the cultural theme of walking, sitting, and generally enjoying the outdoors in fine weather. There is something for everyone here, from local talents, to children's cars, and a selection of bars and cafes. Visited several times, and always busy, on barmy summer evenings.

9. Church of the Nativity of Christ

Ruska vul. 22, Ternopil 46001, Ukraine +380 352 522 346
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Church of the Nativity of Christ

Reviewed By Vadim_Ohanyan - Yerevan, Armenia

This is an orthodox church in the heart of the city. The building is very well preserved, apparently after a complete renovation. Interior is very rich and beautiful, typical for orthodox churches.

10. Dzurinskiy Waterfall

Nyrkov Village, Nyrkiv 48633, Ukraine
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Dzurinskiy Waterfall

Reviewed By Tania L - Kiev, Ukraine

Dzurinskiy waterfall is nice and vibrant waterfall at the bottom of Chervone hills. There are actually two Waterfalls but second one requires at least 10 minutes walk deeper into the wood. The waterfall is placed in the wood, and offers plenty of opportunities for nice selfies and refreshing swim. So don't forget your bathing suits! Because we did.

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