Welcome to Kaniv
Kaniv, 162km down the Dnipro from Kyiv, is the spot they chose. In 1925 the steep and scenic bluff overlooking the river, Tarasova Hora, was designated a State Cultural Preserve. Today the shrine is accessible via a long and steep staircase. On top you'll find the poet's tomb crowned with a tremendous statue of the man himself.
There is an observation point in front of the statue with breathtaking views of the Dnipro. Behind the grave is the huge and surprisingly glitzy Taras Shevchenko Museum, which features interactive touchscreens, glass cases of first editions and big-print engravings of the moustachioed one.