Pokrovsky (Protection of the Virgin) Cathedral is the oldest city building.
It was built in 1689. The Pokrovsky Cathdral is located close to the Constitution
Square and is a valuable monument of the Ukrainian architecture of the
second half of the 17th century. This is a typical Ukrainian three-domed
church. Its exterior decorations have some elements of Russian architecture
testifying to links between the Russian and Ukrainian cultures.
The cathedral was severely damaged in the years of the Second World war. The restoration of the cathedral began in early 1990s and then it has been returned to the Kharkiv Church Eparchy. Now it is an acting orthodox temple.
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