Positioned on the Pivdennyi Buh River, Khmelnytskyi is a historical and cultural centre home to a range of engaging museums, 19th-century structures and art galleries. Along with iconic monuments and a sprawling public garden, Khmelnytskyi grants access to rafting and camping along the Pivdennyi Buh River.
Things to do in Khmelnitskiy
Discover the history of this fascinating region at one of Khmelnytskyi’s museums, such as the Khmelnytskyi Regional Museum of Local Lore (Krayeznavchyy Muzey), which houses medieval coins, 19th and 20th-century porcelain, traditional clothing and antique furniture. Afterwards, head over to the Museum of the City of Khmelnitsky to see old photographs, medieval armour and models depicting war in Ukraine.
Are you interested in the local artists? Visit the Khmelnitsky Regional Art Museum, where you can explore a range of paintings, sculptures and other visual art pieces created by artists around the region. Don’t forget about the Khmelnitsky Studio Museum of Photographic Art, which boasts photographs of Khmelnytskyi decades ago and the Pivdennyi Buh River, along with old cameras.
Visit some of the iconic monuments and buildings around Khmelnytskyi, including The Monument to Baron Munchausen, a literary character who is now a household name. Admire the Byzantine-style St George Church, built in 1898, before visiting the circa-1837 Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is the oldest stone building in town.
If you need some rest, chill out in Taras Shevchenko Public Garden, which is dotted with contemporary metal sculptures. Alternatively, get lost in nature with an afternoon of river rafting or overnight camping on the Pivdennyi Buh River.
Getting around Khmelnitskiy
Khmelnytskyi is connected to surrounding towns and cities via regular trains that stop at its one train station about five kilometres from the city centre. You can get around on foot or use local taxis for travelling further afield.