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Sumy (Ukrainian: Суми) is a city in Central Ukraine.


Sumy was founded in the 17th century by Cossacks as a fortress. During long period of time city was one of the centres in Slobozhanschina (historical province between Russia and Ukraine). Now Sumy is a centre of the province (oblast).

Get in

By plane

As of today no regular flights to Sumy.

By train

From Kyiv: 4 daily trains From Kharkiv: 5 daily trains From Russia: by train Moscow-Sumy or by lot of trains with changing in Konotop (120 km from Sumy) For timetables see site of the Ukrzaliznytsya [1]

By minibus

Regular comfortable minibuses (marshrutkas) from Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk. You can get one in 2 ways: 1) call to the bus company for the booking place for the mini-bus (+380542600089 to Elit-express, +380509339093 to Sun-auto) 2) go to the place of departure and ask driver about free places. In Kyiv it is close to the central railway station (to the left after exiting from the main entrance). You should seek a minibus (Mercedes or Volkswagen) with Russian tablet "Сумы"

Get around

By public transport or by taxi.


Two beautiful central streets (Soborna and Voskresenska), Uvileynyi stadium, river Psel.

  • House-museum A.P.Chehova (Будинок-музей А.П.Чехова), Chekhova str., 79., (542) 25-11-96. 10-17h (Thursday - 16:00), day off- Friday. - In 1888-89 the author, Anton Chekhov, lived here, in a western wing.
  • John the Baptist Church (Іоанно-Предтеченський храм), Ordzhonikidze str., 87, (542) 25-88-87. - In 1691 a wooden temple was built here. - In 1837 by a local noblemen of Lintvarevykh a stone church was built with a bell tower as a parochial temple.
  • Ilyinskaya church (Iллінська церква), Chervonohvardiiska 2 str., 10, (542) 22-11-22. The first, wooden Ilyinskaya church was built to 1705 year. Rebuilt 1836-51.
  • Trinity cathedral (Троіцький собоp), Troitska str., 24-A, (542) 22-10-57.
  • Hospital Svyatoy Zinaidy (Лікарня святої Зінаїди), Troits'ka str., 37. - Architecture Monument
  • Park Druzhby Botanic garden (Парк Дружби), Shevchenka Ave. - A central place is occupied by a misic fountain, consisting of three round pools, located in different levels, by a diameter from 10 to 20 meters.
  • The Roman Catholic Church (Римо-Католицький костьол), Troits'ka str., 6, (542) 22-07-72. - Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sumy municipal gallery (Cyмська муніципальна галерея), Soborna str., 27, (50)405-31-21.
  • Resurrection of the Saviour Cathedral, Voskresens'ka str., 19. - Built in 1906, in baroque, stone.
  • Spaso-Preobrazhenskij cathedral (Спасо-Преображенський собор), Soborna str.,31, (542) 22-17-96, (542) 22-61-23.
  • Folk museum (Alpinism History) (Hародний музей історії альпінізму), Soborna str., 37. - There are more than 6000 objects.
  • Art museum (Художній музей), Pokrovskaya sq., 1, (542) 22-71-81, (542) 22-16-59. 9-17h (Thursday – 16h), day off - Friday.
  • Gallery Sumy-art (Галерея Суми-Арт), Kharkivs'ka str.,30-2 (1.5km East), (67) 754 210.
  • Mansion Suhanovyh (Садиба Суханових), Petropavlivs'ka str., 5.
  • Kozhedub Municipal park (Міський парк імені І. М. Кожедуба).
  • Kupchihin house (Купчихин будинок), Petropavlivs'ka str., 98A.
  • Heroes Monument (Меморіал Слави.Памятник невідомому солдатові), Kirova str.103. - At the memorial also installed T-34 tank and 122-millimeter Howitzer
  • Peter and Paul Church (Петропавлівська церква), Kosmodemyanskoi Zoi str.. - Built in style of classicism.
  • Botanical garden of the pedagogical university (Ботанічний сад педагогічного університету), 20 rokiv Peremohy str., 23.
  • St. Panteleimon Church (Свято-Пантелеймонівський храм), Romenska str.,1, (542) 770454.


Go to the Art Museum. One of the best collections in Ukraine: Western, Russian and Ukrainian art.

  • Swimming pool of the Sumy polytechnic university (Басейн Сумського політехнічного університету), Rimskogo-Korsakova str., 3 (SE 4.5km).
  • Theater of drama and musical comedy the name of Schepkina (Театр драми та музичної комедії ім. Щепкіна), Teatral'na sq., 1., (542) 221688, (542) 224850, (542) 223014.
  • Sumy regional philharmonic (formerly the Nobility Assembly) (Сумська обласна філармонія ( Дворянські збори)), Petropavlivs'ka str., 63, (542) 22-00-96.
  • Dynamosport Swimming pool (Басейн), Kirova str.,23, +(542)283678. - Federation sports organization
  • Yanki Sauna and Swimming pool (Сауна Янki), Kostiukivskyi ln., 11, +(63) 448-40-19, (95) 478-06-30, + (542) 79-03-28.


  • Miolan Shopping centre (Торгівельний центр Міолан), Strilky 1 str.,22.
  • Toledo Entertaining complex (Розважальний комплекс Толедо), Sobornaya str.,44, (542)78-12-78(542) 78-12-78, (542) 78-13-98.
  • Kyiv Department Store (Універмаг Київ), Kooperativnaya str., 1, (542) 77-08-24.
  • Festіval'Shopping centre (Торговий центр Фестиваль), Kooperatyvna str., 13.


  • Vostochnyi ехpress (Pесторан Восточный экспресс), Pryvokzal'na sq., 5/1, (542)343839(542)653839. Wi-Fi
  • McDonald's (Ресторан McDonald's), Pokrovskaya sq., 15а, (542) 77-10-43. Wi-Fi
  • Tsentralniy Market (Ринок Центральний), Zasumskaya str., 2, (542) 60-16-92.



The best way will be rent a flat. Ask at the newspaper kiosk about a newspaper with ads.

  • Hotel Pan (Готель "Пан"), Kyznechnyi proizd, 5, (542) 61-03-67. (542) 61-03-70 (95) 728-84-68. From 30$.
  • Hitel Yuvileyniy (Готель Ювілейний), Pryvokzalna sq., 9а, (542)2551-33, (542)255347. From 32$.
  • Khimik hotel (Готель Хімік), Psel'skaya str.,14, (542) 224500.(542) 619 428. (542)223 383. - ул. Псельская, 14 From 32$.


  • Zdybanka (Готельно-ресторанний комплекс Здибанка), Zalyvna str.,7/1,, (50)4070844, (542604135. From 32$.
  • Hotel Voskresenskiy (Готельний комплекс Воскресенський), Nezavisimosti sq.,15, (542)671171, (542)671168.
  • Reikartz Sumy Hotel (Готель Reikartz Суми), Voskresenskaya str., 1,, (542) 22-25-20, (542) 68-55-01. From 50$.


  • Shafran (Готельно-ресторанний комплекc Шафран), Zamostians'ka str.,1/4, (542)671350, (542)671363.


  • State regional scientific library (Державна обласна наукова бібліотека), Heroiv Stalinhrada str., 10, (542) 22-53-97. - Wi-Fi

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