Sofiyivka Park, Uman

#1 of 46 in Things to do in Cherkasy Oblast
Must see · Park · Nature / Park
Featuring forests, lakes, and artistically landscaped paths, Sofiyivka Park represents a vast botanical garden and a recreational site that sees some half a million visitors annually. Founded in 1796, its original purpose was to depict events from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. You can expect to encounter grottos and wildlife here, as well as ornamental fountains, gazebos, and food stands. Walkways showcase a total of 2,000 different local and exotic plants. Various activities also happen here, such as romantic lake cruises and games for children, depending on the season. The park stretches across a 156 hectare (385 acre) area, so there's plenty to do and see here. With our custom trip planner, Uman attractions like Sofiyivka Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is great nice park of a historic value for Ukraine. The territory is big and you need a full one day to stay and enjoy there. It is only 2 hours away from Kyiv so the tour can be done during a...  more »
  • The pace is typically advertised as "a place of force" called to inspire the visitors and raise optimism and enthusiasm. Though never felt anything of the kind, this is still a must-see place...  more »
  • Park is beautiful, there may not be many attraction,but just walking between old trees already a good one. Entrance is not free,but it was cheap. My favorite part is oak's woods. And as for me the best attraction is underground river, excursion is on Russian/Ukrainian but you can find everything online.
  • This lovely park would make for a perfect stopping off point on our journey from Odessa to Vinnytsia. Or so we'd thought... A quick picnic turned into a thrilling adventure after we got slightly lost looking for the exit. Barely made it out alive. Be careful!
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