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Poltava City

Poltava is often called the cultural capital of the country, thanks to its rich history and many famous Ukrainians women were born there. Of course, there are many cultural attractions, museums, theaters and institutes. And in the recent years, local authorities decided to take responsibility for making Poltava a clean and "European" city. It seems that they are succeeding. You can get to Poltava with help of trains (from Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv). In addition, the city has its own airport, which accepts flights from the capital and other cities of the country.
Poltava is a fairly small city whose historical center can be studied without using public transport. However, if you want to ride on it, it is better to choose a bus number 62 - it runs almost throughout the center and gives entertaining pictures of the life of the local population.

Poltava Weather

In the city of Poltava, the climate is temperate. Poltava is a city with a considerable amount of precipitation. Even in a dry month there is a lot of rain. This city is comfortable for living. The average temperature during simmer is +25, during winter -5. This is also a windy city.

Poltava Hotels

Coming to another city or planning your trip in advance, we will certainly "google" in finding good places to stay overnight. What about Poltava? What are hotels and motels in Poltava? How much does a standard number for Ukrainian rates cost and what kind of service can be expected in local hotels?

Top 5 hotels in Poltava

1.Hotel Palazzo. Rooms: The hotel offers rooms from the category "Standard" to luxury apartments "President" class.
2. Hotel "Alley Grand". Has 4 stars, is located in the historical part of the city. It is considered a good choice both among tourists and among businessmen. Rooms: There are 21 rooms of "Standard", "Business", "Junior Suite" and "Lux" class.
3. Hotel Gallery. Located in a building built in the XIX century. The main feature of this Poltava hotel is the "Art Gallery" on the 1st floor of the building. Rooms: The hotel offers rooms from the category "Standard" to "Luxury" class.
4. Hotel Sinai. A modern mini-hotel in Poltava. This is a great choice for people who do not pursue luxury, but at the same time wish to have a nice and comfortable rest. Rooms: The hotel is presented from the category "Economy" to "Semi-Lux" class.
5. Hotel Gold. Mini-hotel, located in the park zone of historical Poltava. A good option for those who want to save money. Next to the hotel there is Victory Park. Rooms: The hotel offers rooms from the category "Economy" to "Luxury" class. The average price is from 340 UAH to 2500 UAH.

Poltava Tourist Attractions

Ivanova Mountain is a unique complex of sights of Poltava, the restored Assumption Cathedral in 2005 plays the central role in this complex. Also there you can find the estate-museum of the famous writer Ivan Kotlyarevsky, where he created his "Aeneid". The barn, a well-crane, a writer's house - a typical Ukrainian room with a light house, have been preserved here.
Noteworthy is the architectural ensemble of the Round Square - a monument of classicism of the 19th century that arose from the regular plan for the construction of Poltava in 1804-1805. Most likely, it was here that Peter I and his army met with the local population after the Battle of Poltava in 1709. The area is a circle with a diameter of 375 meters with 8 radially divergent streets. In the center - the Monument of Glory in honor of the victory, opened in 1811.
The Memorial Day of 1709 is dedicated to the Museum of the History of the Battle of Poltava, which was opened on June 26, 1909. In addition, it is worthwhile to visit the Rotunda of Friendship (or White Gazebo) - one of the symbols of the city.Among the religious architecture, the most interesting is the Krestovozdvizhensky Monastery, founded in honor of the defeat of the Polish troops by the Ukrainian. Also Spasskaya churches, and St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Makary's Cathedral and the Church of Faith, Hope, Love are needed to visit. Finally, it is worth visiting the Poltava Museum of Local History and local catacombs - an impressive network of dungeons that connects different parts of the old city.

Poltava Women

The first thing that can be said about Poltava women is that they have a diverse wardrobe: they add jeans and shorts to skirts and dresses and regularly alternate them. They don’t abuse alcohol and cigarettes. This not only produces a repulsive effect, but also seriously damages the health. Poltava girls don’t behave rude and never use abusive language.

Poltava Nightlife

Poltava is famous because of active nightlife. The most popular institution are:
• Night club "Robin Hood";
• Concert Hall & Night club "VERSAL";
• Crocodile Villa - perfectly represents the night life of Poltava, this is the first rock'n'roll cafe in the city;
• Fashion-club "Podium";
• Karaoke club "Paradise".

Poltava History

Poltava is a city of military glory, known because of famous "Poltava Battle”. It was here that Peter the Great defeated part of the Ukrainian Cossacks who betrayed him under the leadership of Ivan Mazepa during the famous battle with the Swedes in 1709, which completely broke the course of the Northern War. Here in the 19th century a modern Ukrainian language was born, although most of the population still speaks Russian.
After the Tatar-Mongol invasion in 14c, Poltava fell under the rule of Lithuania (1362g.), at the end of the 16th century - under the rule of Poland. Then ride the peasant-Cossack uprising against the invaders. Poltava took part in the national liberation war, headed by B. Khmelnitsky.
During the Northern War (1700-21gg.), the territory of the province became the arena of military operations between Sweden and Russia. In 1708 Hetman Ivan Mazepa made an attempt with the help of the Swedish king Karl XII liberate Ukraine from Moscow, but in the summer of 1709, in the Poltava Battle, both allies were defeated. Since that time, the enslavement of Ukrainian peasants has increased.
The colonial dependence of Ukraine on Moscow caused the outflow of educated people from Poltava to Russia in the 18-19th century. National cultural revival began I. Kotlyarevsky. Great influence on the development of the local spiritual culture had Shevchenko, who lived and worked there in 1843-1846.