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Fortress Kodak

The remnants of the forts of the Polish fortress Kodak are in a picturesque place on the high bank of the Dnipro in the village of Stari Kodaky.
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Fortress Kodak

The remnants of the forts of the Polish fortress Kodak are in a picturesque place on the high bank of the Dnipro in the village of Stari Kodaky.

In ancient times, the fortress Kodak, whose name consists of two Turkic words – "koi" (settlement) and "dag" (mountain), was so important in the fortification sense that it was called the key to Zaporizhzhya. The advantageous location and the traditional form for such structures allowed the Poles who built it to be fenced off from the Ukrainians. It is interesting that the construction of the fortress was led by the Frenchman: engineer with the last name – Boplan received for the construction an enormos sum of money at that time money – more than one hundred thousand Polish zlotys.

A little later, in 1635, Ataman Sulim with his army destroyed it, and in 4 years its restoration was started by a German engineer Hechtan. He increased the size

of the fortress in three times, built a church, monastery, strengthened the living premises for up to 600 soldiers, with the aim of protection from the Zaporizhian Cossacks in the first place, but it did go as planned. Bohdan Khmelnytsky in 1648 took over the fortress and turned it into a fort on the stronghold of Ukrainian troops. For a long time, the fortress Kodak had the very military significance, but in 1711 it was destroyed.

From that time a new history of the fortress began – it became the place where the Cossacks settled with their families, a cossacks village and the center of the Kodak palanka. At the moment, the fortress is left just in fragments, the remnants of the greatness of the fortification structure, but it is also a place that attracts its landscapes and atmosphere.

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Dnipropetrovsk region, Stari Kodaky village, Dnipropetrovsk region

48.383205 | 35.139052

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Attractions

Museums

Dnepropetrovsk Historical Museum

16, Dmytra Yavornytskoho, Ave., Dnipro

Museums

Diorama "Battle for the Dnipro"

16 Dmytro Yavornytsky Avenue, Dnipro

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

The Saviour's Transfiguration Cathedral

Dnipro, 1, Cathedral sq.

Natural objects and reserves

Monastery Island

Dnipro

Natural objects and reserves

Roaring Threshold Waterfall

Monastery Island, Dnipro

Museums

Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”

4, Sholem Aleichem street, Dnipro

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Dnipro, Troits'ka sq. 7

Other architectural attractions

Dnipro’s tourist information center

Heroiv Maidanu Square, Dnipro

Other architectural attractions

Embankment of the Dnieper city

Sicheslavskaya embankment str., Dnipro

Where to eat?

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Meat restaurant

Melrose

1g Prospekt Heroyiv, Dnipro

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Brasserie

Baron Razgulyaef

37b Naberezhna Peremohy St., Dnipro

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Ukrainian cuisine restaurant

Khutir

29 Naberezna Peremohy St., Dnipro

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National cuisine restaurant

Buoni Fratelli

1d Volodymyra Mossakovskoho St, Dnipro

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National cuisine restaurant

Limoges Cafе

6 Gogolia St, Dnipro

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Brasserie

Beerhouse

3a Sichovykh Striltsiv St., Dnipro

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Brasserie

Try Nohy

3a Magdeburzkoho Prava Street, Dnipro

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Coffee House

LVIV CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURE

55 Prospekt Yavornytskoho, Dnipro

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Author's Restaurant

Mishi Blyakhera

46 Prospect Yavornytskoho, Dnipro

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National cuisine restaurant

Felicita!

88 Prospekt Yavornytskoho, Dnipro

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National cuisine restaurant

Гражда

118 Prospekt Slobozhansky, Dnipro

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Ukrainian cuisine restaurant

Guliay Pole

M04 Highway, Novoselivka village, Novomoskovsk district

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