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 28.10.2011 Ivano-Frankivsk region. Tourist information

Tourist attractions of Ivano-Frankivsk region

To see in Ivano-Frankivsk region

Ivano-Frankivsk region is located in the Western Ukraine and is the most mountainous and highest region in the country with the highest Ukraine’s mountains – Hoverla (2061 m), Brebeneskul (2036 m) and Pip Ivan (2028 m) which are part of Chornogora range of the Eastern Carpathians.

The famous tourist places in the region are Bolekhiv, Halych, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kolomyya, Kosiv, Mizun, Osmoloda, Palianytsia, Verkhovyna, Vyshkiv, Vorokhta, Yablunytsia and Yaremche.

The popular ways of tourism and recreation are winter sports, hiking, rafting and canoeing, biking and horse riding, rock-climbing, green rural and eco, cultural and city week-ends.

There are more than 30 ski lifters in the region, namely in the settlements of Palianytsia (ski resort «Bukovel»), Yablunytisa, Kosiv, Verkhovyna and Vyshkiv.

The mountain rivers Prut and Cheremosh create lots of waterfall cascades, which are important for water tourism development. The water trips on Dnister River become more and more popular as well.

Ivano-Frankivsk region has rich cultural and historical heritage (more than 3,5 thousands monuments). Among them St. Panteleimon’s Church (XII century), Maniava cell (XVII century), wooden Hutsul and Boyko churches famous far abroad.

The Kolomyya museum of Folk Art of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttia named after Kobrynski and “Pysanka” museum with the unique architecture (in form of taster Egg) are the treasures of local folk art and crafts.

Kosiv city is well-known center of Hutsul art.

Popular tourist attractions of Ivano-Frankivsk region

Church of Holy Spirit (XVI century, Rohatyn city)
Burshtyn storage pond (traveling by boats, fishing)
Carmelites Castle (1624, Bilshivtsi town)
National reserve “Ancient Halych” (Krylos village, Halych district)
Panteleimon’s Church (XII century, Shevchenkove village, Halych district)
Nature complex “Dovbush’s Rocks”
Goshiv monastery (Hoshiv village, Dolyna district)
Museum of Stepan Bandera (Staryi Uhryniv village, Kalush district)
Ivano-Frankivsk Art Museum
Ivano-Frankivsk Local Lore Museum
Narrow-gauge railway “Carpathian tram” (Vyhoda village, Dolyna district)
Ski center in Vyshkiv village
Places for delta and paragliding
Angelic Blast Furnace (1810, near Yasen village, Rozhniativ district)
Cedars’ palaces (Pidliute village, Rozhniativ district)
Geological monument of nature “Starunia” (mud volcano in Starunia)
Maniava cell (1606, Maniava village)
Maniava waterfall
Pniv castle (XVI century. Pniv village, Nadvirna district)
Remains ot Chernelytsky castle (XVI cen., Chernelytsia village, Horodenka district)
Karst caves
Dnister canyon
Places for ratting
Museum ot Pysanka (Easter Eggs) and folk Art of Hutsulschyna and Pokuttia (Kolomyya city)
Annunciation Church (XVI century, Kolomyya)
Yew tree reserve “Kniazhdvir”
Museum of Vasyl Stefanyk (Rusiv village, Sniatyn district)
Recreational area with the mineral water (Bystrytsia village, tract Rafailovets)
Church of St. Prophet Elias (1930. Dora village)
Museum of A. Sheptytskyi, Dora village
Waterfall “Probiy” on the Prut River (Yaremche city)
Church of the Blessed Virgin birth (XVII century, Vorokhta town)
Ski jumps (Vorokhta town)
Lake Nesamovyte
Ski resort “Bukovel” (Palyanytsa town)
Ski centre in Yablunytsia town
Church of the Blessed Virgin’s Assumption (1623, Pistyn village, Kosiv district)
Kosiv souvenir market
Rocks on the “Sokil mountain range”
Nature monument “Painted stone” (Bukovets village)
Museums of Franko and Hrushevsky in Kryvorivnia village
Museum of local lore and ethnography of Hutsulshchyna (Verkhovyna town)
Remains of the observatory on the Mt. Pip Ivan (2028 m)
Chornohora range and Mt. Hoverla (2061 m)