Sofiyivsky Park is located in Uman, one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine.
The Sofiyivsky Park is considered a masterpiece of landscape gardening; there are few parks in the world that can rival its harmony of nature and design. There are notable beautiful sights in the park including old waterfalls, fountains, ponds, grottos, trees, narrow arching bridges, and stone gardens. All of these are very pleasing to the senses.
Sofiyivsky Park was founded in 1796 by Count Stanislaw Szczesny Potocki, a noble Polish magnate as a tribute to his beloved wife Sofia Clavone. The park is a work of art by the landscape-architect Ludwig Metzel; it is said that the park was inspirited and designated following some parts of the poems "Iliad" and "Odyssey" by Homer. Unfortunately Stanislaw Szczesny Potocki couldn’t see the park finished with his death in 1805.
The park was confiscated and became one of the possessions of Nicholas I who renamed it as “The Tsar's Park.” The park was intensively restored between 1966 and 1972. The Sofiyivsky Park was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine in August 2007.
The park is open every day from 09:00 am (although you can get into the park and earlier), after 06:00 pm the entrance to the park is free.