Kamianets-Podilskyi is a small, historic city in western Ukraine. Its historic centre is surrounded on three sides by the Smotrych river, while a castle is strategically placed on a hill overlooking the narrow isthmus giving access to the old town. The castle was originally built in wood between the 10th and 13th centuries, then later rebuilt in stone in the 16th century. It is restaurated and open for tourists.
In the old town there are a number of churches, including the St Peter and Paul cathedral and the church of St Nicholas. In the past Kamianets-Podilskyi was populated by ethnic Poles.
The modern part of Kamianets-Podilskyi lies mainly to the east and north of the historic centre. The picturesque Alexander Nevsky Orthodox cathedral was originally built in 1897 and completely restored in 2000.
How to get to Kamianets-Podilskyi
Kamianets-Podilskyi can be reached by train or by car. It has no airport.
There are a number of hotels and pensions in Kamianets-Podilskyi, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.
01 City gate 02 City gate 03 Panoramic view from castle
04 Smotrych river 05 Smotrych river 06 Skyline 07 Castle gate
08 Rozhanka tower 09 Castle building 10 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle 11 Rozhanka tower 12 Church of St George
13 Rozhanka tower 14 Castle staircase 15 Castle staircase 16 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle 17 City walls
18 View from castle bridge 19 Town hall 20 Town hall 21 Court building 22 Old town
23 Old town 24 Hot-air balloon 25 Hot-air balloon 26 Egg sculpture 27 St Peter and Paul cathedral 28 St Peter and Paul cathedral
29 Town hall 30 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle 31 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle at night 32 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle at night
33 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle 34 Church of St George 35 Church of St George
36 Kamianets-Podilskyi castle 37 Alexander Nevsky cathedral 38 Alexander Nevsky cathedral 39 Lesi Ukrainky street with shops
40 Lesi Ukrainky street with shops 41 Fast food area 42 Sargoi English school 43 Shopping mile with supermarket
44 Pink flowers 45 White flowers 46 Stone cross 47 Alexander Nevsky cathedral 48 Alexander Nevsky cathedral
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