Khortitsa National Sanctuary, Zaporizhzhya

Nature and history blend together at Khortitsa National Sanctuary, filled with birds, rich flora, and historical sights like the extensive museum of Cossack culture. Measuring some 3,000 hectares (7,500 acres), the site contains archeological evidence of life dating back 35,000 years. Stroll along the paths and be sure to visit the 30 m (100 ft) cliff at the north end of the island. A large portion of the site holds exhibits on Zaporizhian Cossacks; you can see over 30,000 items dedicated to their history and culture. Make Khortitsa National Sanctuary a centerpiece of your Zaporizhzhya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Zaporizhzhya trip planner .
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  • Is where to walk and see. Museum of Ukrainian Cossacks, Cossack equestrian Theatre, historical-cultural complex "zaporizka sich", Park, a magnificent view of the Dnieproges. Get ready for great distances, and if no own transport-think about bike rental. Unfortunately everywhere on the island visible "traces" of human presence. But it is perhaps the only drawback.
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  • Total of Khortytsia is a great place, but there is one spot or even several of them. Near the old Pergola is Institute of animal husbandry. Structure of the 30-IES, if I am not mistaken. Huge building with stained glass Windows, columns, moldings with a nice balcony overlooking the Dnipro River. Until 2007 the building work, then sealed, literally opened a few years ago and slowly began to pull everything. Back in February the Windows were intact, also on the stairs-balusters in June. 2 times in the building was on fire. Everything has been destroyed ... picture a sad, and power are only now talking of making the Institute's Museum, when everything was destroyed. Near the building there are a few others too abandoned.
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  • National reserve Khortitsa is truly the jewel of the city Zaporozhye. On this island there are many historic sites related to the origin and activities of the Cossacks. There are museums, related to the history and archaeology, jetnomuzei, as well as many horse riding clubs. Nature and animal world-unique. In equestrian theater "Cossacks" are given to theatrical performances. All advise if it is possible to visit our island of khortytsia.
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