This is one of the earliest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned around 1060 as a Slavic town controlled by Lithuanians, but evidence suggests that the Dacians and later the Trypillians had lived there in prehistorical times. The town is a natural crossroad for trans-Carpathian and trans-Ukrainian trade, which attracted Poles, Germans, Armenians, Lithuanians, Jews, Ukrainians, Russians and Romanians to live here until World War II. Now, the town is almost exclusively Ukrainian.
A large fortress was built here to watch over the River Smotrych and some evidence suggests that a fortress has existed on this natural outcropping of rock since 2 millennia ago.
Railway Stationphone: +380 3849 30732address: Pryvokzalna str., 7The best way to get here from Kiev is take a train. There are 2 "Podilsky Express" trains with seats departing from Kiev at 16:43 and 23:41. It takes 6.5-7 hr to get Kamianets-Podilskyi. Also there is a night train taking 9 hr and going every second day.
Bus Stationphone: +380 3849 31251address: Koriatovychiv Kniaziv str., 19Buses from Chernivtsi, Vinnitsa, Lviv or Kiev take 1.5, 4, 5 and 8-9 hr, respectively. The buses from Kiev cost around 100 грн but can faster marshrutkas (minibuses) can be 150 грн from Vokzal (the railway station) in Kiev. The buses from Chernivtsi are not as frequent as Lonely Planet may lead you to believe. The buses from Vinnitsa are rare.
The ancient fortressphone: +380 3849 21500address: Str. PapaninaThe major attraction of this town. 12-18th century. Built to protect against the Tatars
Papal tower5-storey tower on the southeast corner of the castle on the rock beneath cottages nestled suburb Karvasary.
Kovpak towersimilar to Tenchynsku
Tenchynska towerThe tower is round, has some loophole
Ark or Lyaska (Kovcheg) Tower
Church of Saint Heart of Jesus Christ
Monastery of Vyzytok
Novoplanivskyi bridgeBuilt in the 1850s.
Mansion of Dembytskyi
Former Town Hall (Polish Magistrat)14th-18th centuries.
Picture Gallery18th century. Former Seminary.
Archeological MuseumFormer Armenian trading house (17th century.)
Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
Armenian or City is a fountain
Holy Cross churchA wooden church near the walls of the ancient fortress, on the coastal strip in the natural valley of the Smotrych River
Orlovskis' estate, Maliivtsi villageBuilt in 1900s
Sharivka villageProtection of the Virgin church-fortress (Покровська церква-фортеця), 14th-16th centuries, 1773
Sutkivtsi village church-fortressProtection of the Virgin church-fortress (Покровська церква-фортеця), 1467
Trinity monastery in Satanivska Slobidka villageBuilt in 16th-18th century. Monastery complex consists of the gate bell with cells, gates and fences, rebuilt in 1744 in Baroque style. On three sides it is surrounded by two meter thick walls, up to 6 m high.
Kava u politsmeysteraaddress: not far from the fortressNice design. Waiters speak English. You have to take the menu from and order on the bar, the order will be brought to your table. "Coffee Ice Cream" is worth trying. Although the name suggests that coffee is the main drink here, you can have a good dinner as well.
Pid bramoyunice design combining medieval and national Ukrainian motifs. Waitresses don't speak English.
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