The Falcon's Eye, the Protyate Kaminnya rocks
Alexandrov Rally over the Shurdyn Mountain Pass
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Bukovyna will be of interest to any kind of tourists. It has a lot to offer those who love history and art, nature and urban environment, mountains and rivers, lazy leisure and active sports.
You can walk around Chernivtsi feasting your eyes with its baroque architecture, see a lot of religious structures and monuments from different epochs, go out to the Nimchych or Shurdyn mountain passes to enjoy the Bukovynian Carpathians, go rafting down the Cheremosh or the Dniester or even try paragliding on the slopes of the region's numerous hills.
To make the navigation more convenient, we organized the substantial number of places of interest and tourist-related issues in several sections below:
Bukovyna is a land with unique nature. It is gifted with steep rocks and green alpine meadows, large and small rivers, dense forests and wide prairies, lots of flora and fauna species. Chernivtsi Oblast has 243 territories and items of the nature reserve fund including 7 wildlife sanctuaries, 8 natural monuments, arboretum of the Chernivtsi National University, Vyzhnytsia National Nature Park, Storozhynets arboretum being nationally important, Chernivtsi regional landscape parks Cecino, Valea Kuzmina (a 250-300 year-old beech forest with a picturesque lake, plots with rare plants and mineral sources), as well as 136 nature monuments, 46 parks being monuments of garden art and 39 reserved stows of local significance.
Chernivtsi is famous for its palaces, temples and houses. It has a lot of European architecture monuments created yet during the XVII-XVIII centuries, which have well survived to nowadays. The city is a symbiosis of architecture masterpieces representing Vienna, Prague and Paris.
SIGHTS IN THE REGION
Besides Chernivtsi itself, the whole region is full of sights that will draw your attention. You'll see Khotyn fortress, smaller castles, lots of old and modern religious structures, houses that remember outstanding people and many other unbelievable places.
This section mostly concentrates on architectural sights of the region. To see the beauty of its rivers and waterfalls, forests and caves, please, refer to the Nature section.
Bukovyna's beautiful natural resources, its historical and cultural heritage as well as favourable geographic location in the center of Europe have been a strong ground to build a system of sanatorium and resort treatment, tourism and leisure focused on both internal consumers and international tourists.
Bukovyna region offers plenty of recreation opportunities. Healing properties of its mineral waters are known far beyond its borders. The air is fresh, the forests are green, the water is clean - what else would you need to have a good time and enjoy the life?
Bukovyna is a wonderful place to do various intensive and simply active sports, entertainment and even extreme. You can raft down its mountain and lowland rivers or fish in them; walk, ride, drive (whether bicycle, motorcycle or a car) and ski on its terrain; or even fly in its air.