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Path of Legends
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Find every lucky horseshoe and discover Poltava!

Poltava - a fairytale city, full of legends. One of them - about luck, that anyone who finds...

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Poltava - a fairytale city, full of legends. One of them - about luck, that anyone who finds a horseshoe on its path will receive. Horseshoe as tell Poltava citizens isn’t only a guardian, but a talisman which is sure to bring a good luck - a real success for years to come. For several hundred years, travelers who visit Poltava are searching for a horseshoe, to return home with confidence in their success. According to legend, anyone who wants to be lucky should pass Poltava, find the legendary path on which lucky horseshoes since Cossack times were left. And every traveler, if he will be realy attentive and careful, will certainly find all the horseshoes that bring good luck and the implementation of any courageous desires. In our time, the time of high technology and instant communication, it's hard to find a horseshoe on the road, lost by horse rider, but for those who believes in success is awaiting a reward. Poltava is always ready to meet the guests, so even today you will find success in Poltava. Go to the path of legends, and you will find all the horseshoes that are located on your way to success! Be confident and believe in your luck - it is waiting for you in Poltava!




«Church of the Savior»Year of opening: 1706; year of capture in stone case: 1845Author: architect A.TonLocation: Sobornosti, 10 Str., Poltava city
About the landmark:

Church of the Savior is the oldest architectural monument of national importance in Poltava. Also it is the first…

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Church of the Savior is the oldest architectural monument of national importance in Poltava. Also it is the first successful project of the so-called “museuification” of the house of worship – the wooden churn was covered by a stone case. Having entered the Church of the Savior in Poltava you are immediately run into a kind of corridor of time and appears in ХVІІІ and ХІХ centuries!

History:

Administration part of Poltava fortress of late ХVІІ – early ХVІІІ centuries began near the Church of the Savior. However, the Church built from oak beams begat to destroy. In 1837 Alexander…

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Administration part of Poltava fortress of late ХVІІ – early ХVІІІ centuries began near the Church of the Savior. However, the Church built from oak beams begat to destroy. In 1837 Alexander ІІ visited Poltava and saw the old roof of the Church and its walls covered with moss. After that the emperor heritor initiated opening of charitable subscription in order to preserve the Church by raising the finances for construction of stone case over the wooden Church. This initiative allowed to get 25 000 Rubles in silver. In 1845 the architect A. Ton implemented the preservation project. Since that time and till present the wooden Church is covered with its stone copy (height – 13.5 m, length – 21 m). Between the Church and its stone copy there is a space of 50 cm – 1 meter. The iconostasis of the beginning of ХVІІІ century also was renewed at that time. Two-level stone bell tower built in 1847 was located near the Church. In 30s of ХХ century this bell tower was also demounted like a stone fence around the Church. New bell tower was built in 2005 on the foundation of the old one. The new tower has three bells molded of red copper and stannum alloy. Two bells have the weight of 45 kg each and one – 75 kg.

Legends:

According to the legends almost all colonels made the vow to serve faithfully and loyally to citizens in the Church of the Savior. The ceremonial…

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According to the legends almost all colonels made the vow to serve faithfully and loyally to citizens in the Church of the Savior. The ceremonial sacred service with participation of Peter the Great on the occasion of the victory in the Bottle of Poltava over Sweden troops of Karl ХІІ also took place there.