Most people wouldn`t include a cemetery on their list of things to do when visiting a new city, but Lychakiv Necropolis is different with its gentle hills, winding paths and elaborate gravestones. It is not just a burial place but also precious museum of a monumental sculpture and a valuable example of landscape architecture.
During the tour you will be told the history of the cemetery. Also you will see the ancient gravestones and chapels that date back to the 18th century.
Generally, there are about 400 000 people buried here most of whom were town`s wealthy elite, as well as prominent artists, scientists, politicians, servicemen, and members of the clergy representing different ethnic minorities. Today, their gravestones are considered to be real sculptural masterpieces.
Now people are rarely buried here, except those who are fighting for the Independence of Ukraine, prominent artists, politicians, writers and scientists.
We encourage you to see it with your own eyes!