A brief overview of the excursion
Historical and cultural reserve "The Cemetery on Zelena Street" in Chernivtsi is among the top-10 most mystical cemeteries in Ukraine. Keeping the pages of history, the necropolis literally "breathes" the secrets.
The Christian cemetery, together with the Jewish cemetery, form one great monument of the city's history. The area of the Christian necropolis is over 20 hectares. Many family tombs are considered as examples of monumental art and have great significant value.
In particular, the tomb of the Kohanovsky family, where is buried the long-standing mayor of Chernivtsi, the honorary citizen of the city Anton Kohanovsky, the tombstone at the tomb of Lazar Mikhajlovich (the philanthropist, who provided funds for the construction of the "Pieta monument" on the Central square of the city and bequeathed the scholarships for talented pupils), the tomb of the townspeople Knysh family (consisting of several beautiful figures), the tomb of doctor Zalozetsky, and others.
Among the other graves, it is worth mentioning the place of bury of Olga Kobylianska and Yurij Fedkovych. The chapel of the Bykovynian Metropolitans is also a historic value of the necropolis.
The first burials were recorded here in the early 19th century, though Christian cemetery was officially opened in 1866. But most parts of the necropolis-reserve has not yet been explored.
The Jewish Cemetery on Zelena Street in Chernivtsi is one of the largest old Jewish cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe. The area of this museum status necropolis is more than 14 hectares. Nearly 50,000 members of the Jewish community of Chernivtsi are buried here. Among them are public, political figures, writers, poets, intellectuals, those who have made significant contributions to the political, economic and cultural life of the city.
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