Zhytomyr is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine, with a history dating back to 884, and one of the tiniest regional centers in the country. But don't let its size disappoint you - there's plenty to do and see here.

Zamkova Hill (Zamkova Hora)

Is the castle hill in Zhytomyr, a place where you can experience the city's history up close, and if you're lucky, you'll also come across many underground tunnels that crisscross the hill at various depths.

Baron Chodoire Park

Baron de Chaudoire Park is the most popular place for citizens to relax. The park is attractive not only because of its location on the slopes of the Teterev River but also because of its beautiful cascade of fountains. It is located right at the entrance to the park, and behind it, there are viewing areas and a descent to the riverboat station. The fountain cascade consists of various types of Zhytomyr granite and labradorite.
The park dates back to the XIX century. The author of the idea and the main sponsor was Baron de Chaudoire. The 36 hectares of the park feature more than 80 species of plants, some of which came from other parts of the world. The hanging bridge (more than 350 m) offers a magnificent view of the city and the Teterev River. The fountain cascade was created in 1980 when Zhytomyr was preparing to receive the Olympic torch. Today, this attraction is an integral part of the city's architecture.

Post Station

The complex includes the post, hotel, stabling, and mining facilities. It is an architectural monument of national significance. It stands on the former outskirts of the city at the entrance to Novohrad-Volynsky. Built-in 1846, it is one of the best-preserved historical buildings on the former Kiev-Brest highway.

The Cathedral of St. Sophia

The construction of the wooden church began under Bishop Jan Samuel Ossa de Ozhgi (1722-1756). It replaced the St. Mary's Church, destroyed by the Tatars in the XV century. The wooden church was demolished in 1737 and replaced by a new brick church, consecrated in 1745. The church partially burned in 1768 but was quickly rebuilt. In 1801, thanks to the efforts of Bishop Gaspar Cieściuszewski, the cathedral was completely rebuilt and consecrated on August 30, 1805. At the beginning of the XX century, the church had several rooms designed by the architect Dombrowski. While the exterior of the church remained unchanged, the interior furnishings, altars, icons, and liturgical equipment were looted and destroyed during the Soviet and German occupation. However, thanks to the efforts of the faithful, the church still attracts visitors with its beauty and grandeur.

Head of Chatsky Rock

It is situated on the area of 0,01 ha on the left bank of the Teteriv River, about 30 m above the water level of the Zhytomyr Reservoir. The top of the rock looks like a human head. It forms a steep wall about 120 meters long with the adjacent stones.

Flat House

The Flat House in Zhytomyr is called the Chimera House or the Heart-shaped House. It got this name because of its unusual architectural design. The building from the mid-19th century stands in the historical center of the town, on Peremoha Square. The building used to be a corner house, standing on a sharp corner of an intersection. To best utilize the site, the architect had to design a building with a strangely acute angle. From a particular perspective, this gives the illusion that the house has only a facade with windows and no other walls - like the house is flat!

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