Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, Europe

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, Europe

Khmelnytskyi is the capital city of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in central Ukraine, situated about 320 km southeast of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is the home town of many famous singers, authors, violinists and journalists including Oleksandr Ponomaryov, Alberto Gerchunoff and Mischa Mischakoff. Khmelnytskyi also houses many attractive historical houses and cathedrals all around.


Geography of Khmelnytskyi:

Lying on the banks of the River Southern Buh, Khmelnytskyi is geographically positioned between 49°25′0″ N latitude and 27°00′0″ E longitude, covering an area of 90 sq. km.


History of Khmelnytskyi:

According to the historical sources, Khmelnytskyi was formed in the year 1431 with name Ploskyriv, later renamed as Proskuriv and finally in 1954, the city’s name was changed as Khmelnytskyi in the honor of Bohdan Khmelnytsky. Khmelnytskyi received city rights on 22 September 1937.


Connectivity to Khmelnytskyi:

Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport in Vinnytsia is the nearest airport to Khmelnytskyi (around 120 km) but it has few scheduled flights, only to Moscow. So it is advised for tourists to reach Lviv International Airport first and then take train or bus from there to Khmelnytskyi. This airport handles flights to Kiev, Vienna, Baku, Athens, Munich, Warsaw, Moscow, Rome and other global cities and is situated about 240 km from Khmelnytskyi.

Khmelnytskyi is connected to the capital, Kiev by both train and bus services. For local travel, taxis and buses are convenient options in Khmelnytskyi.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Khmelnytskyi:

Khmelnytskyi houses a large shopping centre with many international food chains and shopping options, located at the corner of the city.

Some reputed food corners in Khmelnytskyi with both traditional Ukrainian and international menus are listed below:

  • Scotland Restaurant
  • Cafe Pid Bratoyu
  • Tako Sushi Bar
  • Kavyarnya on Zarvanska


Tourist Attractions in Khmelnytskyi:

Proskurivska Street:

The Proskurivska Street is one of the main streets in Khmelnytskyi holding many historical buildings dating back to the late 19th century and early 20th century of which many building features Baroque and modernist style of architectures.


The Church of Nativity of the Virgin:

The church of Nativity of the Virgin is a historical church as well as the first stone structure in Khmelnytskyi city. It is still good in condition, known for its unique construction and holiness.


The home of O. Brusilov:

The house of O. Brusilov is one of the major landmarks as well as tourist attractions in Khmelnytskyi. Now it has been converted into the House of Ceremonial Events. It can be reachable by foot or vehicle from the city centre.


List of other places of interest in Khmelnytskyi includes:

  • Medzhybizh Fortress
  • Kamenet’s Podolsky Castle
  • Church of the Exaltation of the Cross
  • Terebovlya Castle
  • Pochayiv Lavra
  • Park of National Revival
  • Church of the Nativity of Christ
  • Zbarazh Castle
  • Ternopil Pond
  • Shevchenko Park
  • Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra
  • Staryy Park
  • Dzurinskiy Waterfall
  • Ternopil Castle
  • Abandoned Catholic Church
  • Castle Ruins at Skala Podilska


Best time to visit Khmelnytskyi:

For sightseeing and other outdoor activities in Khmelnytskyi, the months between April and August are ideal.


Accommodation options in Khmelnytskyi:

Khmelnytskyi hosts main air-conditioned hotels all around the city providing the utmost comfort to visitors coming to the place throughout the year. One can also find budget hotels in Khmelnytskyi. The prominent hotels in and around Khmelnytskyi are as follows:

  • Tsentralniy Hotel
  • Gala Hotel
  • Reikartz Kamianets-Podilsky
  • 7 Days Hotel
  • Vik i Jan
  • Tsentralniy Hotel
  • Hetman Hotel
  • Kleopatra Hotel
  • Lybid Plaza Hotel
  • Xenia
  • Coliseum
  • Budget Hotel ‘Texas’
  • Yanisol Hotel
  • Taras Bulba Hotel
  • Palmira Hostel Backpackers
  • Villa Ruben
  • Club-Nichka Hotel

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