16 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
2 guests - 1 room
Kamyanets Podilsky is another one of Ukraine's "museum cities" and I would consider it among the highlights of the country. The old city is perched dramatically on a island in the river and is completely encircled by a canyon. Even though the town draws a few visitors from Poland in the high season, it remains quiet in the off-season, and feels under-appreciated. The town has adequate tourism facilities, but much of the old city appears neglected and in general disrepair. This gives the town an authentic, almost forgotten atmosphere. There are 25 working churches in KP, a lot even for a city in Ukraine. This part of the country has had a lot of foreign influence over the centuries and the old town was once divided among Armenian, Polish, and Russian. This is also evident in the diverse makeup of churches and by the additional ethnic minorities that call KP home. The real sightseeing highlight of KP is its castle, dating from the 11th century. The towers and ramparts are all open for visitors to climb up, which afford excellent views of the castle and of the old city.