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Dnipropetrovsk is one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine. The locals call it simply Dnieper, since the city is located in the central part of the country, just on the bank of the river with the same name. It is an industrial city with a rich history. The earliest fortification settlements were founded on this territory in the 16th century, which was due to the insecurity of the southern borders of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As known, then the Taurian steppes freely moved the Tatar hordes, attacking small settlements and ruining cities.
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The first real city in this territory was founded much later, in 1776, by the decree of Catherine the Great. It was founded by Prince Grigory Potemkin, one of the favorites of the Empress, so it was quite natural that he called the city Yekaterinoslav. This is how the city was called until 1926. At the beginning of the 20th century, it acquired the status of a major industrial center. The city’s territory had advanced metallurgical and machine-building factories, and in the middle of the 20th century the first rocket-building factory was opened here.
For many years the advanced industrial center remained closed, and it was necessary to obtain a special permit to enter its territory as well as for leaving the city. The city became accessible to travelers only recently. In Dnipropetrovsk there are historical, artistic and literary museums, as well as numerous centers of modern culture. In a large city there are about 2200 streets and 94 thousand different buildings. There are also unique historical sites, which are more than 200 years old. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Traditions and customs of locals are very colorful and original. All national and family holidays here are held in observance of rites that remain relevant for many centuries. Locals are not … Open
The main entertainment for tourists remains visiting historical sites and sightseeing, which in the city is a great variety. One of the first architectural complexes that deserve attention is the Transfiguration Cathedral, erected in the beginning of the 19th century by the order of Catherine II. The church was built by the best architects; it is of great value not only as a historical object, but also as an artifact. The best example of classicism was recognized by the St. Nicholas Church, the halls of which are adorned with beautiful murals. Among the religious buildings there is also the Bryansk Nikolaev church, built in 1915.
The Potemkin Palace, located in the center of one of the parks deserves attention. The best architects and architects, led by I. Starova, worked on the palace project. Today its main part has been transformed into a palace of culture, exhibitions and expositions of young artists, poetry evenings and theatrical performances take place here.
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The highest building in Dnipropetrovsk and a real masterpiece of modern architecture is the residential complex "Tower", whose height is 123 meters. There is the longest building in the city, located on the Heroes Avenue. The length of the building is 830 meters, which corresponds to the distance between two trolleybus stops.
The most interesting place in the city is the Monastery Island. According to historical data, many outstanding personalities have visited here, including Andrey Pervozvanny, Princess Olga and Prince Vladimir the Great.
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Near the park you can see the building of the Hotel "Ukraine", which was built in 1912. Initially, a theater was located here, but after the revolution of 1917, the building was converted into a hotel complex. Today, only part of the distant wing is converted into a theater room.
You can get acquainted with the history of Dnipropetrovsk during an excursion to the Historical Museum and the Museum of Antiquity. You can relax from numerous excursions in one of the picturesque parks, most of which were broken up in the last century. There are also several monuments and memorials dedicated to great artists and politicians on their territory.
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Nature admirers will be certainly impressed by the Botanical Garden of Dnipropetrovsk National University. Now, you can see several thousand plant species on its territory. Most of them are really exotic and untypical for this area. In a warm season, many plants start to bloom in the garden. The founder of the garden is professor Reinhard. He planted the first trees here in 1931.
For the first 30 years of its existence, the collection of the garden has been expanded significantly. In 1963, it was declared a natural reserve. Several years ago, the special exhibition center was opened in the garden. Here, you can buy beautiful decorative plants and flowers. It is better to check the time when you can visit the garden in advance, as it is not opened 7 days a week.
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Sightseeing in Ukraine: things to see

A country of rich history, Ukraine carefully keeps and preserves its cultural heritage, and never ceases to attract travelers with its diversity and numerous fascinating landmarks. Nearly every city of Ukraine is interesting and original. Naturally, the majority of places of interest are located in Kiev. The Golden Gate is considered the symbol of the city. Many centuries ago this was the main entrance to Kiev. The gate is decorated with copper and gilding, so the arc looks truly elegant. In the 18th century new buildings were constructed around the gate. The gate lost its original meaning and was, consequently, destroyed. Nowadays the landmark was reconstructed, and the ruins of the original gate can be seen behind the new one. … Open
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