Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Rovno (Rivne), Ukraine, Europe

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Rovno (Rivne), Ukraine, Europe

Rivne, also called Rovno is a city as well as the seat of Rivne Oblast (province) in Ukraine, covering an area of 58.24 sq. km. It is the site of many well constructed and preserved historic churches and monuments including the Church of the Assumption.


Geography of Rivne:

Rivne is situated in the western part of Ukraine between 50°37′ N latitude and 26°15′ E longitude, around 325 km west of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Rivne experiences a moderate continental climate with warm summers and cold winters with average annual rainfall of 598 millimeters.


History of Rivne:

The history of Rivne dates back to 1283 when it was one of the settlements of the Principality of Galicia–Volhynia. Later it became a part of the Great Duchy of Lithuania in the 14th century and then came under the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1569. In 1793, the Russian Empire acquired Rivne, after the separation of Poland. Rivne once served as a capital of the German Ukraine between 1941 and 1944.


Connectivity to Rivne:

There is an airport in Rivne but flights are irregular, so it is advised for international tourists to reach Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport in Lviv first and then take train and bus from there to Rivne. This airport covers many important European and few Asian cities such as Vienna, Burgas, Tivat, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Munich, Tivat, Prague, Athens, Warsaw, Istanbul, Moscow, Rome, Naples and Dortmund.

For local travel in Rivne, public buses, rental cars and taxis are the convenient options.


Food and Shopping in Rivne:

The Amber Museum and the Local History Museum are the two main museums in Rivne with regular exhibitions of the local culture and history.

Shops are plenty in Rivne ranging from traditional handicraft item stores to supermarkets and retail outlets.

The major food corners in Rivne are listed below:

  • Blues and Jazz
  • La Riva
  • Pasta Mia
  • Maidan Cafe


What to see in Rivne?

Catholic Church of St. Anthony:

Situated on Sobornaya Street, the Catholic Church of St. Anthony was constructed in 1900 in the Gothic Revival style of architecture with an attractive and façade. It was once used as a venue for cultural programs.


Local History Museum of Rivne:

The Local History Museum of Rivne was originally a gymnasium, constructed in the year 1839 in the classical style. The museum holds a great collection of historical objects including numismatic collection, ethnographic and archaeological objects. It is located on Dragomanov Street and is open for public from 10:00 – 18:00 on all days of the week except Monday.


Shevchenko Park:

Holding many 150-200 years’ trees and many enjoyable recreational activities, the Shevchenko Park is one of the major tourist attractions of Rivne. This large entertainment site covers an area of 32 hectares featuring active relaxation, children’s sector, sports facilities and many other interesting things, is situated on Sobornaya Street.


List of other places of interest in Rivne includes:

  • Tunnel of Love
  • Dubno Castle
  • Rivne Zoo
  • Resurrection Cathedral
  • Amber Museum
  • Lebedinoye Lake Park
  • Children’s Railway
  • Monument to Maria Rovenskaya
  • Rivne Brewery
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Church “Svitankova Zorya”
  • Pokrovsky Cathedral
  • Monument to N.I. Kuznetsov
  • Monument to Taras Shevchenko
  • Communal Grave of Warriors
  • Monument to the Perished of Ukraine


Ideal time to visit Rivne:

From March to May and August to October is the ideal time to holiday Rivne in Ukraine.


Where to stay in Rivne?

There are many luxurious hotels in Rivne with upgraded facilities like Wi-Fi, conference hall, bar and restaurant, laundry, dry-cleaning, spa, sauna, solarium, barbershop and doctor on call service. Here are some well-facilitated hotels in Rivne:

  • Hotel-Restaurant Complex “Aivengo”
  • Hotel Ukraina
  • Mir Hotel
  • Hotel Tourist
  • Pidkova Hotel
  • MelRose
  • Hotel-Restaurant Sofia
  • Hotel Gold Fleece
  • Hotel Ukraina
  • Sribni Leleky
  • Svityaz Hotel
  • Altamira
  • Switzerland Park Hotel
  • Hotel Zaleski
  • Hotel Profspilkovyi

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