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Located 7,5 km east Vinnytsia Railway Station and close to the village of Havryshivka is the Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport, which receives flights from numerous locations. Visitors can also get to the city from places like Kyiv or Lviv by bus or train. At the airport there are buses and taxis to ferry travelers into the city.
The largest city in the region of Podillia, it is also the the administrative center of Vinnytsia Oblast. It is said to be one of the most comfortable and wealthiest cities in Ukraine.
Founded in 1362 by nephews of the Lithuanian Duke Olgerd, Fedir and Konstantin Koriatowiczes after their uncle had gifted the land to them, Vinnytsia started as a wooden fortress which later grew into a city.
One of the most beautiful cities of Podillia, Vinnytsia is a charming location of captivating architecture and cute courtyards, not to mention its historical monuments and lush nature. Buried in golden wheat and sunflower fields, this gem of the Southern Bug is best explored walking along its lively streets. Here you will find elegant houses and cathedrals among other interesting attractions.
There are Swiss trams brough here to serve till last breath, and Planetarium, Museum of transport models, which collected small models from almost all over the country. The Museum of Colonial Goods 'Pan Zavarkin' sells great tea and coffee and has oustanding antiques design. Even in the toilet the exposure continues, hiding an old German clock between antique mirrors and incredible lamps, which proves that sometimes all things go wrong. And even time.
A little further McDonald's and ticket office are located. Vinnitsa is a wonderful city that has just begun its rapid development.
The main active temple of Vinnytsia, the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral started as one of the Dominican monastery churches in 1639. It was abolished two centuries later in 1832 and re-constructed as the Orthodox cathedral.
Visited often by tourists and Vinnytsia residents alike, the exterior of the cathedral is decorated in the Baroque style while the interior has fragments of 18th-century wall paintings. It functioned as a hall of organ music until 1991.
The complexity of Ukrainian dishes have been influenced by climatic conditions, the rich soil, neighbouring countries and hard-working locals. Most dishes have garlic as the main seasoning, which give Ukrainian soups their distinct taste.
Speaking of soups, a visit to Vinnytsia is incomplete without having a bowl of delicious Borscht. This beet red soup is known all over the world and consists mainly of carrots, cabbage, potato, onions, meat of choice, as well as the beets, which give it its intense red colour.
Another popular dish is Deruny, thin potato pancakes served with sour cream and sometimes filled with meat or mushrooms. Salo, which is strips of bacon or lard, is also very popular with the locals, especially on a piece of bread, served with a clove of garlic.
For a drink, visitors can try some Uzvar, which is a traditional drink made from plums, pears and apples. It is a great drink for summer, but also served during Christmas festivities.