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Where to go in Trostianets after the restoration of monuments affected by Russian aggression

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What to see in Trostianets

Trostianets is located near the picturesque Neskuchne tract on the banks of the Boromlia River, 55 kilometers from Sumy. In February 2022, it came under occupation and was in the hands of the invaders for a month. During this time, the enemies did a lot of damage.

Today we will tell you about the monuments that were destroyed by the Russians. They are currently being restored and reconstructed, but tourists are not yet able to visit them. Nevertheless, Ukrainians should know where to visit after the war is over.

The round courtyard

Exploring the city should start with a visit to a unique architectural landmark that has no analogues in Ukraine. The building resembles an ancient amphitheater: it has four three-tiered towers, similar in design to small rotundas. A high brick wall that stretches around the entire perimeter adds to the bastion's grandeur.

The building combines two styles. The project harmoniously intertwines strict Gothic elements with delicate Ukrainian Baroque details.

Previously, various events were held all year round at the Round Court: festivals, jousting tournaments, concerts, broadcasts, etc. In winter, the city's main Christmas tree was set up there. Now, of course, is not the time for celebrations. But the time will come when the green beauty will shine here again.

Unfortunately, the monument was damaged during the battles for Trostianets.

Where to go in Trostianets after the restoration of monuments affected by Russian aggression

Koenig's estate (Golitsyn House)

A princely palace built in the neoclassical style. Before the war, the building was decorated with bas-reliefs in the form of chimeras and angels, Baroque elements, and pilasters. Unfortunately, shrapnel from a Russian missile damaged the facade of the building. Two outbuildings, some furniture and decor from the second half of the eighteenth century were also destroyed.

Before the war, the ground floor of the mansion, occupying four halls, housed paintings by contemporary Ukrainian and Polish artists. Before the occupation, there were more than 200 masterpieces here. The collection was constantly replenished because artistic plein airs were held in the city. The best works were exhibited and remained there forever. Of course, if the authors allowed it.

During the occupation, the museum staff hid the things they could take out of their homes. That's why most of the exhibits survived. Unfortunately, some were stolen by the occupiers or completely destroyed.

Now the museum building looks very sad. We hope the entire building will be restored soon.

Where to go in Trostianets after the restoration of monuments affected by Russian aggression

Museum of Chocolate and Coffee

This attraction is also located in the princely palace of Kening. Unfortunately, the building was also destroyed. Chocolate figures and sculptures, including the Crown and the Swan, were damaged. Fortunately, the museum has now been fully restored, but it is not yet open to visitors.

Before the war, this attraction was very popular among travelers. The first two rooms, the "Small" and "Crown" rooms, opened in 2012. The third, Jacobs, was opened in 2014. Here, visitors were told the history of dark and milk chocolate: how it was made by the Aztec tribes and how technology has changed in our time. By the way, you could see incredible chocolate figurines in the museum.

Where to go in Trostianets after the restoration of monuments affected by Russian aggression

Leopold Koenig 's room

It is worth visiting to be inspired by the story of a man who went from a simple worker to a millionaire and tycoon known throughout Europe. It was this man who turned a small and unremarkable village into a developed center.

Unfortunately, the room was also damaged as a result of the aggression: a chair and a unique antique cabinet with old books were damaged.

Where to go in Trostianets after the restoration of monuments affected by Russian aggression

In March 2022, Trostianets went through a difficult time. During the occupation and the battle for the city, many national monuments were damaged. But despite this, the locals have not lost their fighting spirit. Today, work is in full swing, historic buildings are being restored, and their walls are acquiring familiar features.

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