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Poltava

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Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. It is the capital city of the Poltava Oblast and of the surrounding Poltava Raion of the oblast. Poltava is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Population:HistoryIt is still unknown when Poltava was founded, although the town was not attested before 1174. However, for reasons unknown, municipal authorities chose to celebrate the city's 1100th anniversary in 1999. The settlement is indeed an old one, as archeologists unearthed a Paleolithic dwelling as well as Scythian remains within the city limits.Middle AgesThe present name of the city is traditionally connected to the settlement Ltava which is mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle in 1174. According to the chronicle, on Saint Peter's Day (12 July) of 1182, Igor Sviatoslavich, chasing hordes of the Cuman khans Konchak and Kobiak, crossed the Vorskla River near Ltava and moved towards Pereyaslav (presumably the modern Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi), where Igor's army was victorious over the Cumans. During the Mongol invasion of Rus' in 1238–39 many cities of the middle Dnieper region were destroyed, possibly including Ltava.
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Monument
The White Arbor
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Poltava Museum of Local Lore
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Monument
Poltava Dumplings Monument
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
The Poltava Battle History Museum
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Poltava

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Specialty Museum
Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Ivan Kotlyarevskiy House
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Panas Myrniy Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Poltava Art Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Poltava

Church
Savior Church
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
St. Sampsoniy Church
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Marusia Churai Memorial
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Poltava

Garden
Corpusniy Garden
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Petrovskiy Park
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Sunny Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Poltava City Park - Arboretum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Poltava

Park
Park of Oleg Babayev Kremenchuk
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Art Gallery
Museum of Ukrainian Pottery Opishnya
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Park
Kurortny Park Myrhorod
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Park Mira (Kremenchuk) Kremenchuk
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Poltava

Religious Site
Uspenska Church
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
St. Panteleimon Church
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
St.Makarius Cathedral
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

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