Souvenirs from Ukraine
Souvenirs from Ukraine are a must for any tourist who would like to share their memories and experiences with friends, family and co-workers. You will find whimsical resin fridge magnets, plastic key chains and postcards printed with local landmarks and beautiful scenery, as well as beautiful handicrafts. Other Ukrainian souvenirs are woodwork items, such as carved statues, trunks, clocks, and children's dolls. You could choose a piece of pottery or ceramic painted with lovely traditional motifs. Embroidery is a special craft to many Ukrainians, especially embroidered towels. Done in an allover pattern, it is considered good luck for a home to have at least one. If you would prefer something you could wear, an embroidered blouse or T-shirt would look great with a pair of jeans.
Pilgrimage Sites in Ukraine
Ukraine has been a site of religious pilgrimage for centuries, bringing in visitors to see its magnificent cathedrals, beautiful synagogues, quiet monasteries and humble shacks where mighty saints lived and prayed. Many tourists come to learn more about their particular religious heritage, or to simply appreciate the artwork done by masters. Restoration work has been underway for several decades for the sites that were destroyed or damaged by the Soviet government or during wars. Kiev has been referred to us the "new Jerusalem" for its blossoming of Christianity and Judaism in the Middle Ages. St. George's Cathedral is a must see, for its fantastic architecture and sacred relics. The Uzhgorod Synagogue was built in 1910, and is notable for its Romantic structure and superior acoustics for concerts. Throughout the Ukrainian countryside, you will see Jewish burial sites, many with prominent rabbis interred, and charming wooden Christian churches, both perfect for photo opportunities.