Taras Shevchenko Park

The Carpathians

Around 1.6km south of the Rynok, the city's main stretch of green is a great place to shake out the picnic blanket, hire a rowboat on the lake or chill with an ice cream, people-watching on a balmy eve. The approaches to the park are lined with refurbished Austro-Hungarian mansions and the grounds have been beautifully landscaped thanks to EU handouts.

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1. Main Fountain

0.93 MILES

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2. Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection

1.06 MILES

The city's punctiliously renovated Greek Catholic cathedral is a fine example of baroque symmetry crafted in the mid-18th century. Huge bronzes of St…

3. Ratusha

1.12 MILES

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4. Regional Museum

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Within the town hall lurks the Soviet-era Regional Museum, which has displays on various archaeological digs in the region, a worthwhile room of folk art…

5. Precarpathian Art Museum

1.14 MILES

Ensconced in the 17th-century Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the city's oldest building, this museum is packed with a jumble of religious sculptures…

6. Former Armenian Church

1.16 MILES

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7. Regional Administration Building

1.22 MILES

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