A 1691 French map depicting the city's old town and castle

Kamianets-Podilsky (Russian: Каменец-Подольский, Ukrainian: Кам’янець-Подільський) is a city in Western Ukraine.


This is one of the earliest towns in Ukraine, first mentioned around 1060 as a Slavic town controlled by Lithuanians, but evidence suggests that the Dacians and later the Trypillians had lived there in prehistorical times. The town is a natural crossroad for trans-Carpathian and trans-Ukrainian trade, which attracted Poles, Germans, Armenians, Lithuanians, Jews, Ukrainians, Russians and Romanians to live here until World War II. Now, the town is almost exclusively Ukrainian.

A large fortress was built here to watch over the River Smotrych and some evidence suggests that a fortress has existed on this natural outcropping of rock since 2 millennia ago.

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  Dikanka, Pushkinskaya str, 46 (not far from central bus station),  +380 384932885, +380 673847231, +380 673847238, +380 960178282. 9AM till 10PM. Good cheap cafe in city centers with ukrainian cuisine, about 35 kinds of vareniks (dumplings) ~ 80 UAH for 2 person.

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