Tourist Places to Visit in Ternopil, Ukraine, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Ternopil, Ukraine, Europe

Ternopil is a city situated on the banks of the River Seret in western Ukraine, around 420 km south-southwest of the national capital, Kiev. It is the seat of both Ternopil Oblast and Ternopil Raion covering an area of 72 sq. km.


Geography of Ternopil:

Ternopil coordinates with 49°34′ N latitude and 25°36′ E longitude and features a moderate continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.


History of Ternopil:

The history of Ternopil dates back to 1540, was established as a castle for military purpose by Jan Amor Tarnowski. Ternopil received city rights from King Sigismund I the Old in 1548. The Ternopil Castle and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary are the historical identities of Ternopil.


How to reach Ternopil?

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport is the closest major airport to Ternopil, located around 130 km away from the centre of Ternopil city and operates flights from and to Vienna, Heraklion, Munich, Burgas, Tivat, Warsaw, Athens, Istanbul, Rome, Kyiv, Moscow and many other important European cities.

Ternopil can be reached from Kiev by train, taking around 7 to 8 hours.

Public buses and trolleybuses cater the local transportation needs of Ternopil, and taxi is an additional option for local travel, charging between 12 and 15 UAH.


Food and Shopping in Ternopil:

The Museum of Art in Ternopil exhibits the modern artworks of many famous national and international artists.

The products like paintings, traditional handicrafts, jewelry and perfume are buyable in Ternopil.

The major food corners in Ternopil include:

  • Mon Falcone
  • RK Maxim
  • Munchausen
  • Evropa
  • Stary Mlyn


Things to do in Ternopil:

  • Day tours
  • Shopping
  • Strolling


Tourist Attractions in Ternopil:


Ternopil Castle:

Dating back to the 16th century, the Ternopil Castle was originally constructed to protect the Polish borders from the Tatar attacks and was renovated several times after damaged by opponent attacks and natural disasters. It is situated on Zamkovaya Street.


Local History Museum:

The Local History Museum in Ternopil is the place where tourists can know the complete history of the city including numismatic, archaeological, and ethnographic and natural history. It was open in 1913 and allowed for visitors from 10:00-17:45, closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Church of Exaltation of the Cros:

Being the oldest church of Ternopil, the Church of Exaltation of the Cros is situated on Nad Stavom Street of the city, constructed by hetman J. Tarnowski who was the founder of the city.


List of other places of interest in and around Ternopil includes:

  • The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Dominican Church
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Museum of Political Prisoners
  • Monument to Franco
  • Shevchenko Drama Theater
  • Monument to Shevchenko
  • Museum of Art
  • Monuments to Plumber
  • Restaurant-museum “Staraya Melnitsa”
  • Monument to Bandera
  • Water park Limpopo
  • Monument to Krushelnitskaya
  • Ternopil Pond
  • Monument to Danilo Galitsky


Ideal time to visit Ternopil:

Throughout the year is best, especially during the months between May and September is ideal for sightseeing in Ternopil.


Accommodation options in and around Ternopil:

Ternopil is a pleasant city dotted with all sorts of accommodation centres providing utmost comfort for visitors with tourist favor amenities like wi-fi, car parking, 24-hour help desk, room services and doctor on call services. The major hotels in Ternopil include:

  • Halychyna Hotel
  • Retro Car
  • Kamelot
  • Hotel Ternopil
  • Pallada Hotel
  • Globus Hotel
  • Alligator
  • Versal
  • Dykanka
  • Nad Strypoyu
  • Pochayev Lavra Hotel
  • Reikartz Pochayiv Hotel
  • Hotel Kremin
  • Getman Hotel
  • Zatyshok
  • Gostiny Dvir

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