Khmelnytskyi Oblast

Garden of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Kamyanets-Podilsky

360° VR panorama in the garden of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Kamyanets-Podilsky. The Roman Catholic Cathedral is a popular tourist attraction, and is one of the seven wonders of Kamyanets-Podilsky.

A church was originally established here in 1375, though the current building dates from the 17th Century. From 1672 – 1699 the building was converted to a Mosque, during the Ottoman rule of Kamyanets Podilsky.

The Ottomans added a minaret to the building, which was kept after the Ottomans left. A statue of the Virgin Mary was added to the top of the minaret in 1756.

In this panorama you can see the statue of Pope John Paul II in the garden. The statue was unveiled in June 2007.

Armenian Bastion, Kamyanets-Podilsky

360° VR panorama from the Armenian Bastion in Kamyanets-Podilsky, Ukraine. The Bastion is located at the eastern end of the Turkish bridge, which leads to the castle.

The city is located around an area where the Smotrych River has formed a sharp loop, acting like a natural moat. Previously the capital of the historic region of Podolia, Kamyanets-Podilsky (Кам’янець-Подільський) is located around a strategic transport crossroad, and has been subject to numerous attacks over its history.

During its history, Kamyanets-Podilsky has been ruled by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Ottomon Empire, and the Russian Empire. Historically there were four main ethnic groups that lived in the city – Poles, Ukranians, Armenians, and Jews. Each group has left their mark on the city, with a variety of architectural attractions for visitors to see.