One of the oldest settlements in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast region, Pavlohrad is an industrial city traversed by the Vovcha and Hnjezdka rivers in Ukraine’s east. It’s renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture and several monuments to influential figures, such as the folklore hero Lieutenant Rzhevsky and Pavlohrad’s founder, Matvey Khizhnyak.
Begin your visit at the Pavlohrad Museum of History and Local Lore, which explores the people and events that have shaped the city. Learn about the 135th Hussar Regiment’s role in the 1812 Franco-Russian War and the cultural history of the Cossacks while browsing the museum’s extensive ethnographic collection.
At the heart of Pavlohrad is the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, a late-19th-century Orthodox church that was one of the only churches to survive the Soviet years. From the same period is the Count’s Theater, which is home to a drama company established by the renowned director and actor Boris Zakhava in 1974.
Pavlograd is over an hour’s drive from Dnipro and 1.5 hours from Dnipropetrovsk International Airport, which has regular flights to Kyiv. Buses travel throughout the city and the centre is compact enough to explore on foot.