Sumy region invites you to demonstrate its old religious facilities, graceful masterpieces in Ukrainian baroque style, monumental architecture of the Soviet period, variety of interesting museums, different monuments and marvelous corners of nature.
Sumshchyna can tell you a lot about prominent people whose life touched this amazing land. This is a birthplace of great philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda. This land inspired great writers Nikolai Gogol and Anton Chekhov (in Sumy you can visit House-museum of Chekhov) and great artists such as Ilya Repin and Kazimir Malevich (Malevich lived and worked here in the beginning of XX century). This city often saw a composer Peter Tchaikovsky (his museum-house you can see on the river bank in the Nyzy).
You are to see Glukhov town that became a residence of Ukrainian hetmans after Baturin destruction (this was a place of the first in Russian musical school). You can visit the Round Court (Trostianets city), a unique oval –shaped fortress whose premises are situated into the perimeter (there is no anything like it in Ukraine). The Round Court served as a theatre surrounded by landscape park with lakes and odd sculptures.
Do not deprive you of seeing the oldest churches of legendary town-fortress Putyvl. This very fortress is associated with renowned enigmatic masterpiece of medieval epic “Slovo o polku Igoreve” (The Lay of the Campaign of Igor). For some period of time Putivl was a spiritual center of Kiev and Rus. Sumy region will show you miracle making icon of Intercession Cathedral in Akhtyrka, extraordinary Konotop town protected by a witch (you can drop in Museum of witches). Moreover, Sumshchyna presents a monument to mammoth memorizing a place where remains of mammoth were found in Ukraine for the first time.
Mihailovskaya virgin territory, primordial Ukrainian steppe with silky meadows surrounded by dense old forests, is waiting for you. Here you can also see unique more than 200 years’ “Apple-colony”. It is presented by tens of growing to the ground branches of a huge apple tree-bush sprawled out for ten hundred square meters. The apple tree always sprawls and fills the place with special energy of life.
Come to Sumy region and allow its unique nature and wonders of man’s thought to surprise you and give a good mood!
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