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Chernihiv

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Churches · Caves · Landmarks
Chernihiv HistoryChernihiv was first mentioned in the Rus'-Byzantine Treaty (907) (as Черниговъ (Chernigov)), but the time of establishment is not known. According to the items uncovered by archaeological excavations of a settlement which included artifacts from the Khazar Khaganate, it seems to have existed at least in the 9th century. Towards the end of the 10th century, the city probably had its own rulers. It was there that the Black Grave, one of the largest and earliest royal mounds in Eastern Europe, was excavated in the 19th century.In the southern portion of the Kievan Rus' the city was the second by importance and wealth. From the early 11th century it was the seat of powerful Grand Principality of Chernigov, whose rulers at times vied for power with Kievan Grand Princes, and often overthrew them and took the primary seat in Kiev for themselves. The grand principality was the largest in Kievan Rus and included not only the Severian towns but even such remote regions as Murom, Ryazan and Tmutarakan. The golden age of Chernihiv, when the city population peaked at 25,000, lasted until 1239 when the city was sacked by the hordes of Batu Khan, which started a long period of relative obscurity.
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Church
Pyatnytska Church
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Cave
Saint Anthony Caves
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Dytynets
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Chernihiv Red Square
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Chernihiv

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Saviour-Transfiguration Cathedral
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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St. Catherine's Cathedral
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Trinity Monastery
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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St. Borys and Glib Cathedral
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Chernihiv

Monument
Leonid Hlibov Monument
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Garden Square
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Chernigiv State Literary-Memorial Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Chernihiv

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Church
Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral Kozelets
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Farm
Breeding Farm Brech Brech
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Monument
Gogol Monument Nizhyn
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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State Park
Mizhrichynskyi Regional Landscape Park Kozelets
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Chernihiv

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Water Body
Desna River
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Geologic Formation
Boldin Hills
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Chernihiv

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History Museum
Chernihiv Military History Museum
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min