I was pleasantly surprised by this industrial city!
A little off the beaten path
Hardly any proper tourists!
It would be interesting to attend a performance at Gorky Russian Drama Theater;Shevchenko Ukrainian Musical Drama Theater: 5 Lenin Avenue, tel. (056) 744 52 35;Regional Youth Theater: 9 Lenin St., tel. (056) 778 10 93.You could also visit the Planetarium at 10 Rogalyov st.; tel. (0562) 475 917History lovers can go to Yarovnytsky Historical Museum...more
In the Dnipropetrosk History Museum, Hall 9 is devoted to the millions who perished in the Soviet period. Representative individuals have documents related to their disappearances, trials and executions distributed around the walls. Villans are named: Stalin, Brezhneov, Kruschov. These testaments are very sobering. But the focus of the room is a...more
You can get there either from Promenade or take the small bridge from Shevchenko Park.I swear the island and attractions there have not been updated since I was born. Some of the rides there are older then me and still function.Main Attractions:Shevchenko Monument, small monastery church, rides for kids, zoomore
Hard to miss the park since there is a big Lenin Monument at the entrance.A small park with a government building in the middle. If you go back there to remember your childhood and ride the swinging roosters, don't bother. Nothing is there anymore. Everything was replaced with sandbox areas. There is a tiny little cafe in the middle. We sat there...more
Not the most expencive 5* hotel in Dnepropetrovsk, but not a 5* hotel also. Good sides: - situated...more
20 Karla Marksa Prospect, Dnipropetrovsk, 49027, Ukraine
Good for: Business
Park-Hotel is situated in a historical centre of Dnepropetrovsk, in a park area near the...more
I asked in my hotel for a recommendation on a nearby bar and was directed to this around 5 mins away. Its pleasantly enough decorated inside.They have Fashion tv on the television if that is your thing. Its Western prices on the food / wine menu.When I was there late on a Summer Tuesday evening there was only a handful of people in.more
cked away in Ukraine of all places, the Shamrock Irish Pub is a veritable bastion of the creme of the Irish tradition. We dare to think that it’s quite a special watering hole with a certain flair all of its own. What really sets it apart from a whole slew of other drinking establishments out there is the fact that it was originally set up as...more
There are a lot of cafes, bars etc beside the river. If you go to where the central bridge is across the river and face down stream there's a whole bunch of places dotted along there for a mile or so, maybe more. They are open in the Summer at least. I can't comment on what happens there in Winter. There was also plenty of people strolling along pleasantly enjoying themselves when I was there yesterday evening.
After sunset its a pretty nice view across the river.
The train ans bus stations are pretty close to each other to the West of the city centre.Tram number 1 starts / end at the train station and runs along the main drag in Dnipropetrovsk, Karl Marx Avenue. Karl Marx Avenue runs roughly parallel to (but not immediately beside) the river until the point where the river bends.It takes roughly 15 minutes...more
There are now 2 fast trains running Kiev-DNK and vice versa (one early morning, one late afternoon) and also one morning train DNK to Simferopol (Crimea). 2nd class costs around 10 Euros one way. 2nd class is comfortable on these trains (in my opnion better than 1st class). Airplane-type seating, W-European Intercity style. Travel time around 6...more
Never shake anyone's hand without removing your glove (if wearing them).Never leave an empty bottle of any description on a table.Never whistle indoors (it scares away the money).Never speak, especially in depth, about the future (it scares away the luck of the future).Although not 'go to church every Sunday bible bashing' people, remember these...more
In the main I have found the Ukrainians to be a generous and honest people. However, every profession, race, creed or country still has it's villains. My warning is to take care of your wallet or purse especially on the trolley buses and especially when they are full (standing room only). Packed in like sardines even my Ukrainian wife had her purse...more
23 Reviews and Opinions
if you take a taxi at the airport without calling a taxi call center, you will pay around 150 uah to go downtown,
if you call a taxi radio center (several numbers: 053 or 054 or ....), a taxi will come and you will pay only 50 uah !!!
Unique Suggestions: negociate in advance your course to downtown
Luggage and bags:
Depending upon the time of year you travel will depend on warm or cold weather clothes. Cold weather clothes being much bulkier and heavier beware of the old fashioned and out of date (in my opinion) 20 - 25 Kg baggage allowance.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: These are not slovenly people. They are very modern, trendy and chique. If you don't want to stick out like a sore thumb or appear like a clown or a tramp, dress well at all times. Smart casual for everyday and formal (suite & tie) for theatres restaurants etc.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: As all things are written in a language you probably won't understand, like milk being called molakov in an opaque plastic bag sometimes, takes necessary toiletries and medical supplies with you. Especially medical supplies. They can be expensive out there.
Photo Equipment: Film is cheap.
Miscellaneous: Take western chocolates if you are visiting female friends or relatives. The likes of Quality Street or Roses you wont find out there so these will be very much appreciated.
Take this walk to the war memorial at the end of the central Boulevard, bringing you to the monument itself and a stunning river view, where a tremendous liberation battle for the city was fought. A defending German garrison of 2 million men, overwhelmed by 8 million Soviet troops (who suffered 2 million casualties). Go to the museum and watch the...more
If you like an organ music - don't miss a concert in Organ hall. It's located in the former Bryanskaya church - a very beautiful building.Tickets are very cheap (up to $2-3).Location: Kalinina av., 66Tel: +38 0562 52-30-05Take a tram #5 from Petrovskogo sq. (Railway Station).more
Great place was recommended for me to run is along the Dnepr Promenade. The walkway has been recently renovated and decorated with various statues and plants. And of course you get the beautiful view of the river and the Left Bank.Starting from the Monestery Island Bridge and running to Hotel Parus (which is dead) is 2 mi, so there back is a good 4...more
Hello,I can't agree with previous post. First of all because Kharkiv is quite wide-spread not well organized city and mostly covered by small private houses, so when you first arrive there you feel as if you are in some kind of giant village. City of students - a lot of universities there, many "moderate" but no "mature" places to visit. Good point...more