Seven Wondrous Castles and Palaces of Ukraine

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The Seven Wondrous Castles and Palaces of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Сім чудесних замків та палаців України, Sim chudesnykh zamkiv ta palatsiv Ukrayiny) is the third stage of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine program that has resumed after a three year break. They are another seven wondrous attractions of Ukraine, which were chosen in the Seven Wonders of Ukraine (castles, fortresses, palaces) on December 1, 2011. During the break there were intentions to conduct a competition for the Seven Wondrous Marchroutes of Ukraine, but that idea was scratched and was never realized. The voting for seven wondrous palaces and castles as its preceding events consisted of two parts: experts in Ukraine voted for their seven best sites, and internet users voted for their seven favorite sites on the official website.

As for the original event of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine the local and provincial (oblast) authorities composed a list of 138 possible candidates. An expert council consisting of 100 people, including culturologists, historians, and tourist specialists, chose a list of 21 candidates (7 fortresses, 7 palaces, 7 castles) from which people on the internet could vote.

The internet voting on the 21 possible candidates was opened on August 22, 2011 at the program's web-site. A total of around 77,000 internet users voted in the campaign. The voting was closed on December 1, 2011 and the results were officially announced on the same day. The whole campaign was initiated back in May 2007 by Mykola Tomenko a Ukrainian politician and the deputy of the Parliament of Ukraine of the fifth convocation.

Each manager of a winning nomination was awarded a statue of their candidate made out of green marble, matte steel, and gold-mirror acrylic paint.

Seven Wonders of Ukraine (Castles, Fortresses, Palaces)[edit]

# Name Location Image
1 Lutsk Upper Castle[1] Lutsk, Volyn Oblast
Lutsk castle tower.jpg
2 Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle [2] Kamianets-Podilsky, Khmelnytsky Oblast
Kamianets-Podilskyi-2007.jpg
3 Akkerman Fortress [3] Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, Odessa Oblast
Bilhorod Dnistrovskyi.jpg
4 Metropolitan Palace[4] Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast
Cernauti Residentia 03.jpg
5 Khotyn Fortress [5] Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast
Chocim stronghold front.jpg
6 Kachanivka Palace[6] Ichnia Raion, Chernihiv Oblast
IСадиба "Качанiвка".JPG
7 Vorontsov Palace[7] Alupka, Crimea
Vorontsov Palace front panorama.jpg

Special Nominations[edit]

Three objects from the nomination list needed a special nomination:

Other important nominees[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lutsk Upper Castle". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Akkerman Fortress". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Metropolitan Palace". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Khotyn Fortress". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Kachanivka Palace". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  7. ^ "Alupka Palace". Seven Wonders of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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