Top things to do in Ternopil

Top Choice Museum in Ternopil

Museum of Political Prisoners

A block back from bul Shevchenka, this former KGB prison is where several prominent members of UPA and OUN were held, tortured and shot in the years of Soviet repression following WWII. The prison only closed in 198…
Lake in Ternopil

Ternopil Lake

Summer in Ternopil is all about the town's lake, actually a reservoir that started life as part of a defence system for the now all-but-defunct castle. Once plagued by scruffy beer tents and dubious cafes, the city …
Church in Ternopil

Dominican Church

At the western end of vul Hetmana Sahaydachnoho, where it opens up into maydan Voli, the dirty-cream-and-grey Dominican Church and monastery complex hoists the city's finest silhouette. Built in the mid-18th century…
Street in Ternopil

Bul Tarasa Shevchenka

The town's verdant showpiece, complete with landscaping, fountains and mature trees, is a popular hang-out and a pleasant spot for an evening corso. Heading north you cannot fail to notice the neoclassical Shevchenk…
Ukrainian in Ternopil

Stary Mlyn

This restaurant 750m north of the train station has gone the whole hog when it comes to theme dining. The traditionally done-out interior, complete with embroidered towels, ceramics, wagon wheels and twisted wood, c…
Cafeteria in Ternopil

Dva Husya

A very convenient place to eat is this self-service canteen on the 3rd floor of the TsUM department store, right in the centre of town. Point and hope at the array of pancakes, meatballs, borshch and buckwheat, orde…
Church in Ternopil

Rizdva Khrystovoho Church

Ternopil's most attractive ecclesiastical interior belongs to the 17th-century Church of the Nativity. Inside this oasis of calm, the nave explodes in gilded colour, musty murals and polished-brass incense burners. …