Maydan Nezalezhnosti

Vinnytsya's epicentre is maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Sq), where major demonstrations and meetings take place. A rather inconspicuous monument on its western side honours the Orange Revolution in 2004, when major protests took place here.

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1. War Veterans Museum

0.16 MILES

The red-brick clock tower on pedestrian vul Ovodova houses an interesting museum where you'll find tributes to the 167 young local men who made the…

2. Transfiguration Church

0.31 MILES

This light-yellow, gold-domed church dating from 1758 is worth checking out for its dim and atmospheric painted interior, punctuated by the fragrant scent…

3. Regional Museum

0.33 MILES

This large and diverse museum is well worth an hour or two for its interesting archaeological artefacts, bug-eyed taxidermy and large WWII exhibition with…

4. Avtomotovelofototeleradio Museum

0.47 MILES

Big name for a small museum but worthwhile for anyone with a wistful soft spot for the days of Soviet mass production. This octagonal building near the…

5. Roshen Fountain

0.77 MILES

Ukraine's original big-time spray show (since 2011), the Roshen Fountain lights up the Pivdenny Buh River every night in the mild months. Built by the…

6. Pirogov Garden-Museum

2.98 MILES

About 1.5km before you get to the chapel containing Pirogov's body, you can see his house, now a museum. It's actually more interesting than you'd expect,…

7. Pirogov Church-Mausoleum

3.71 MILES

The second-most famous embalmed corpse in the former Soviet Union (after Lenin in Moscow) rests in the basement of a chapel in the suburb of Pyrohove…

8. Wehrwolf

5.31 MILES

Between May 1942 and July 1943, Adolf Hitler paid several visits (accounts vary) to his regional military headquarters in a vast bunker 8km north…