Poltava - is an amazing town which is situated on the right bank of the river Vorskla. Poltava recieved it's poetical name from the tributary of Vorskla–Ltava. During many centuries Poltava plays a role of an important cultural and historical city. The most valuable memorials of history and architecture are situated here. Heroical events of the Poltava Battle are immortalized in the architecture of the city.
Tourists from all over the world enjoy our sites. Architectural ensemble of Round square (XIX cent.), the Field of Poltava Battle and the Museum of Poltava Battle, many monuments of famous people, museums, temples and monasteries: have brought to Poltava honorary title of the noral and cultural capital of Ukraine.
Poltava gave many famous people to our world. People from all over the world heard the voice of Ivan Kotlyarevski from Poltava. Mykola Gogol studied here. Such writers as Panas Myrny and Volodymyr Korolenko, artist Grygoriy Myasoyedov, famous teacher Anton Makarenko leaved and worked here.Famous singer and poetress Marusya Churay, patriarch of the Ukrainian Ortodox Church Mstyslav, one of the leaders of Ukrainian Public Republic Symon Petlyura were born in Poltava. In different times Poltava was visited by Taras Shevchenko, Vasyl Zhukovsky , Lev Tolstoy, Maxim Gorky, Pavlo Tychyna and Ostap Vyshnya, count Potiomkin, Suvorov, Russian sovereigns Katerine II, Mykola II and Alexander II.
Hospitable poltavites carefully keep memories about them for the future generations. There are a lot of museums in Poltava for example Kotlyarevsky Homestead memorial museums of Kotlyarevsky, Korolenko, Panas Myrny, Sklifosovskiy etc.
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