Poltava, Ukraine, is probably best known as the site of a 1709 battle between the Russians, led by Peter the Great, and the Swedes and Cossacks, which established Russia's position in Europe (and Ukraine's decline). The city is worth a stopover of a few hours if you're driving between Kharkiv and Kiev. While there, tour the battlefield and its monuments. A museum displays the rather large uniform of Czar Peter I, who was unusually tall.
In town, visit October Park, the gun-barrel-shaped Column of Glory and the Spassky Church, which is actually an outer shell protecting an earlier, wooden church inside.
Request Full Destination Guide
To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.
|Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.|