Dnipropetrovsk Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ukraine
Dnipropetrovsk is one of the largest and most developed cities in the country. Known from the 19th century as a leading industrial center, Dnipropetrovsk surprises tourists with its wide boulevards, green parks and wonderful views of the Dnieper River.
Dnipropetrovsk Sights – Museums and Architecture
For a better understanding of Dnipropetrovsk’s cultural individuality and its role in the history of Ukraine, you can start your tour by visiting some local museums. The Dnipropetrovsk D.I. Yavornytskyi Historical Museum is the oldest museum in the city.
The Dnipropetrovsk State Metallurgical Museum of Ukraine guides visitors through centuries of innovation and tradition in iron manufacturing. The Museum of Art and the “Literary Podniprovia” Museum offer deep insights into Dniproptrovsk’s fine arts and literary past.
There are several cathedrals and churches that are definitely worth of a visit: Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, dating back to early 19th century, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. Georgyi Church, St. Mykolay Church or the Church of the Holy Cross. The Palace of Potemkin, built in 1786 with the help of the famous architect I. Starovu, is probably the most outstanding piece of architecture in Dnipropetrovsk. Two other Dnipropetrovsk sights that shouldn’t be missed are the Stone Sculptures and the Diorama “Battle of the Dniepr”.
Dnipropetrovsk Sights – Culture and Entertainment
If you happen to speak Russian or Ukrainian, you will most likely have a great time attending a concert or theater performance in Dnipropetrovsk. The City Opera and Ballet Theater, the Youth Theater and the Russian and Ukrainian state theaters are awaiting you with a nice selection of classic and contemporary plays. Foreigners can use the universal language of circus or go to one of the Dnipropetrovsk’s modern cinema theaters: cinema ‘Most-kino’, cinema ‘Pravda’, cinema ‘Rodina’.
Dnipropetrovsk Sights – Parks and Nearby Attractions
The Monastic Island in the middle of the Dnieper represents the perfect refugee for those who want to get far from traffic and the maddening crowd and also one of the most visited between Dnipropetrovsk sights. In hot summer days, the Dnieper quays and beaches are full of people of all ages looking for relaxation and fun.
Dnipropetrovsk has large and beautiful parks, with Taras Shevchenko Park, Central Globy Park and Square of Vladimir Lenin being the largest and most popular. Another option is just to stroll down Dnipropetrovsk’s main boulevards, looking for historic buildings, souvenir shops or whatever might catch your eye (Zhovtneva square, Karl Marks Prospekt, and Pushkina Prospeck are the core of the city, with numerous shops, bars and restaurants). If you intend to spend some more time in Ukraine, you can also look through the Kharkov Sights and Donetsk Sights articles.
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