Short history review
The city of Dnepropetrovsk was founded by prince Potemkin in 1777. It is situated in the Central Ukraine, in a place where two rivers merge ( the Samara and the Kiltchen). The city was called Katerinoslav. Later, in May, 1926, the city was renamed into Dnepropetrovsk. It was named for Gregoriy Petrovskiy, the authoritative ukrainian headman, known on his congress speeches aimed at supporting labour and peasant communities.
The main entertainment for visitors as well as for local residents of this wonderful city is sightseeing. There is a big choice of places of interest in Dnepropetrovsk. For example, one of the most ancients collection of stone sculptures in the world – Stone Babas (Scythian Women). Dnepropetrovsk offers a lot of museums. Dnepropetrovsk historical museum is one of them. It was founded in 1849. There you can retrace the history of the city and its’ inhabitants. Golden domes of Dnipropetrovsk churches inspire and animate the spiritual life of the city. One of these churches (Preobrazhensky Cathedral) was built by the order of the Russian Queen Katherine II.
The places you should visit
Here you can find the origins of Petrikovka paintings. It supplements the spiritual wealth of Ukrainian people. Unique masterpieces of Ukrainian experts are definitely worth your attention. Formed throughout many centuries it is a living part of ukrainian art culture.
As every ukrainian city, Dnipropetrovsk has its special features. Few people know that it is the center of Ukrainian aerospace and metallurgical industry. Previously the city of Dnepropetrovsk was classified as the secret one and wasn’t even indicated on a map. But now you can freely come to see any of its places. Anytime you get tired you can take some rest in one of the city’s numerous parks with picturesque nature.
Futhermore, participants of the youth movement "K12" decided to show their city in an unusual way. Their excursions include not only walking down the streets, but also plants, shops, the enterprises, Petrikovka village, an astronautics museum, metallurgical works, an ostrich's farm, horse-breeding center, dairy combine, winery, big printing house and even a travel down the city vaults. Moreover, there’s a special proposition for tourists – an excursion to an open-hearth shop, where you can take a look at the remains of the last century industry.
Every single day, groups of tourists strive for drive and impressions. It’s a fact that most of European travelers prefer unusual and exciting places to delights of the ancient cities. An excursion to a metallurgical works will certainly surprise. Those are impressions you’ll keep for the rest of your life.
If you want to look at the interesting spots of Dnipropetrovsk city call us +380(50)320-01-75, we will arrange a tour for you!
Author: Julia Lyubyatina