Attractions

Museum in Poltava

Poltava Battle Museum

The Poltava Battle Museum is by the Peter I statue. Inside are displays relating to the battle, including maps, paintings and Peter I’s original uniform. There’s nothing (beyond one paltry portrait) to document the …
Museum in Poltava

Poltava Museum of Local Lore

Located on the southeast edge of Zhovtnevy Park, the museum exhibits random archaeological and cultural artefacts, its collection almost overshadowed by its gorgeous Art Nouveau building (1903), adorned with the cer…
Museum in Poltava

Kotlyarevsky Museum

Just behind Uspenska Church, surrounded by a lovely flower garden, this is the lovingly restored former home of Ivan Kotlyarevsky (1739–1838), one of the fathers of Ukrainian literature. The museum provides a glimps…
Historic Site in Poltava

Poltava Battlefield

The famous battle was fought over a large area around what's now vul Zinkivska, about 7km north of the city centre. The best starting point is the Poltava Battle Museum by the Peter I statue. Inside are displays rel…
Square in Poltava

Maydan Soborny

Vul Zhovtneva terminates on a bluff at Cathedral Sq, the prettiest little spot in Poltava, with sweeping views of Khrestovozdvyzhensky Monastery across the valley to the northeast. The square is dominated by the reb…
Park in Poltava

Korpusny Park

The focal point of the city centre is the circular Korpusny Park, laid out in the early 19th century in an attempt to emulate the grand planning ideals of St Petersburg. Eight streets radiate off the plaza, and in i…
Church in Poltava

Spaska Church

A block northwest of maydan Soborny up vul Parizskoyi Komuny is the quaint Spaska Church (1705), with its rebuilt bell tower. It's faced by an odd monument to Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) across the street on vul …
Monastery in Poltava

Khrestovozdvyzhensky Monastery

About 3km east of Korpusny Park is the early 18th-century Khrestovozdvyzhensky Monastery (Elevation of the Cross). The main cathedral is one of only two in the country with seven cupolas, rather than five (the other…