Donets'k Travel Guide

  • Donbass Arena - Shakthar Donetsk
    Donbass Arena - Shakthar Donetsk
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  • RSC Olimpiyskiy
    RSC Olimpiyskiy
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  • Donbass Arena - Shakthar Donetsk
    Donbass Arena - Shakthar Donetsk
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Donets'k Highlights

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    hunterV says…

     Lots of cafes and restaurants, nights clubs and decent hotels 

  • Con
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    Chlensky says…

     A lot of Mc'Ds... 

  • In a nutshell
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    Kimv says…

     Nice city with cool bars and restaurants!! 

Donets'k Things to Do

  • Municipality Garden

    In the back of the Municipality there is a garden full of "fer forge" works of local artistsDo not miss to vist this place Specially under the snow the view of the garden is really very beautiful..enjoy it ...

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  • Monument to Vladimir Lenin

    No visit to a former Soviet communist country can be made without visiting a rather large statue of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian and Soviet statesman.Vladimir Lenin was the first ruler and leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He was the founder of the first in history world socialist stateI passed by one night, hence the rather dark...

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  • Monument to Your Liberators, Donbass

    This is a MUST see in Donetsk. The WWII Monument is dedicated to the memory of all the units that liberated Donbass. It is the largest monument in the south-eastern Ukraine, the main monument of the military history of the city and oblast. At the foot of the monument there is the Eternal Flame.On one wall there is the inscription: “1943. To Your...

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Donets'k Hotels

Donets'k Restaurants

  • Ethnic Ukrainian Restaurant

    This restaurant is located in the main street on the first floor of the building of Central Hotel at 87 Artem Street, in the old part of Donetsk, opposite the main office of Donetsk Railways Company.the restaurant offers a wide variety of typical Ukrainian dishes such as borshch, starters, varenyky, lots of salads, and what not.We had varenyky...

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  • A great mixture between restaurant and...

    This is a very interesting beautifully decorated big restaurant in the vicinity of Donetsk spread over a big territory with a nice garden, Wi-Fi and free guarded parking. It is something between a restaurant and an ethnography museum since it consists of a big building on two floors and several small ones that are actually looking like old homes...

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  • Unique Experience

    This is a restaurant (no matter the fact that it's called club-bar) with a a central location, a very unique atmosphere and name (the word "svinia" in Russian means "pig") as well as a program including some tricks with a pig that is presented as the director of the venue under the name of Modest Ivanovich. The interior is unique since you can...

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Donets'k Nightlife

  • Something Special

    Donetsk Opera and Ballet, is very important building for Donetsk People as well its an important event for the city ...since 1994 yearly festival of Ballet is organized ..Many talents are performed in this scene I was lucky to find ticket for a performance of 1001 nights For a person who comes from the east part of this world it was a good...

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  • Excellent pub style venue

    This is an excellent English/Irish style pub in the centre of Donetsk. Decent food & drink and free WiFi. Good TV screens for the football.Service was fast and friendly. We ate, drank, watched football and generally had a merry old time.One thing to remember is to drink the local beer, Capmat, because it's half the price of the imported stuff - We...

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  • Late night snug

    This spot is excellent for a late night eat and drink. I'm not sure if it ever shuts.Downstairs you'll find plenty of room to spread out, or you could find a place further in the back where you can hide away and relax with a few beers.Can't remember what time exactly I left, but I only had a few hours to sleep before heading to the airport.

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Donets'k Transportation

  • Aeroflot from London Heathrow

    I flew info Donetsk from London Heathrow, via Moscow. Outbound22:15 London Heathrow (LHR) to Moscow (SVO) - 3hr 4509:10 Moscow (SVO) to Donetsk (DOK) - 1hr 50Return10:50 Donetsk (DOK) to Moscow (SVO) -1hr 4020:25 Moscow (SVO) to London Heathrow (LHR) - 4hrExcellent service from Aeroflot with no real major delays. Even getting through Moscow...

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  • The Road to Donets'k

    OMG!! To drive from Kiev to Donetsk is over 700km. We had a game to EURO 2012 game to watch in Donetsk. We looked at the alternatives, flying, taking a train....nothing seemed to make sense other than hiring a car (van) and a sane driver and over hill and under dale we drove for nine or so hours. The flying schedules would put us either late the...

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  • Trolley-Buses for You

    Trolley-buses are a very popular means of transportation in Donetsk.There are 14 trolley-bus routes, among them Route 2 is the most popular (with me, at least).Trolley-bus routes are as follows:2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, and 21.Trolley-bus 10 is the longest route in the city. It is 20 miles long. It connects Gorky Coal-mining...

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Donets'k Shopping

  • Regional Shopping Mall

    Donetsk City Photo GalleryDonetsk City is the Regional Shopping Mall and Leisure Center.It was dedicated on October 28, 2006.There are elevators between four levels of this center.They boast a huge parking lot for 1,500 cars.The total area is 115,000 sq.m.The center includes dozens of stores and boutiques;8 movie halls at the Multiplex Cinema;the...

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  • Shopping in the Main Street

    White Swan is one of the numerous trade centers in Artyom Street.The main street alone offers you a wide range of different shops and stores. clothes, shoes, household goods, etc 50 UAH and up

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  • New way of consuming

    Donetsk-Citi is a regional shopping mall. It was opened in 2006. The shopping centre will be a pleasant surprise for everyone with luxorious shops and many cafe and restaurantsThe complex is build by a Turkish Company ... whatever you can

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Donets'k Local Customs

  • Savoury Pastries

    Don't forget to try out the local savoury pastries.You'll find this tasty selection in a small booth as you walk down the underpass on Artema Street.The sausage rolls were excellent and they were handy to take back to the other lads for a spot of lunch back the apartment.

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  • Honoring the War Heroes

    The city was occupied by the Nazis for about 700 days: from October 26, 1941 till September 8, 1943.Now there are a lot of war memorials in all the city districts.One of them is called To Your Liberators, the Donets Basin!You can read that inscription and see the huge figures of the year 1943 on the wall of the monument. Both these words and the...

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  • Local Garb

    Maybe it was due to the fact it was during the Euro2012 soccer tournament, but there were two themes attending to dress. One being a woman wearing traditional dress and adorned in colorful flowers and two, being a pot bellied dude wearing a Ukrainian National team soccer jersey.

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Donets'k Warnings and Dangers

  • Any Change Available?

    We faced one serious problem in Donetsk.It happened that we had no small bills since ATM only gives you 200 UAH or 500 UAH bills.It often happened like that. Thank God the ATMs have begun giving out smaller bills of late.Therefore it would be a good idea to have smaller bills ready in your wallet just in case.

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  • Police and small accidents

    When you are in Ukraine keep away from police, and from possible ways to let them stop you, especially to drive a car there. They're always look for a way to pretend you are in trouble, even if you are perfect and regular with documents. They keep you outside in the cold winter and wait, until you ask them "how you can exit from this situation"....

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  • Be careful what you eat in Ukraine!

    I got home from my trip to Ukraine and the next day I woke up with a sore throat from HELL. It was bad, like nothing I had ever felt before. I went to the Doctor and was prescribed some medicine. It didnt work and I went back to see him a second time. This time he informs me that I picked up some strange organism while in Ukraine. It is an organism...

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Donets'k Tourist Traps

  • Botanical Gardens

    The city has no Zoo.You can go to the Botanical Gardens, but they are located 15 km outside the city on the way to Makeyevka and, as cab drivers told us, there is not much to see there...It's no trap/danger to buy fruit or vegetables on your way. There are a lot of vendors selling their ware at the roads. You can stop and have a snack at one of the...

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  • Local behaviours..

    When in Donetsk you are probably untouchable and respected by Police but a right person to treath by their power. Try to keep away from police, they're really hungry of your money, and every things they say to treath are just ***s to make you feel fear. Give them money proportional to your infraction (do it if they take too much time even if you...

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  • Donets'k Hotels

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Donets'k What to Pack

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    A free map of Donetsk in English 4 more images

    by hunterV Updated Aug 20, 2012

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    Miscellaneous: A Russian phrasebook would be a good idea.
    A map of Donetsk too. Free maps and guides are available at the kiosk in the arrivals area of the new airport terminal.

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Donets'k Off The Beaten Path

  • WWII German POW Cemetery

    "WWII German POW Cemetery" Donets'k Off The Beaten Path Tip by vichatherlyIn September 2003, the remains of 1750 German prisoners of war, buried in the Donetsk region in the period from 1943 to 1956, were reburied here.It is in Kirovsk area of Donetsk, in mine settlement "Lidievka".We took a taxi from the city centre and it took us a while to find...

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  • Smallest Police Station

    On our road trip from Kiev to Donets'k we stopped for a late breakfast someplace in the middle of nowhere, complete with faux Ukrainian farm restaurant and a motel with a castle facade. However, in front bolding defending the frontier was the local police station. It begged the question....where is the jail?

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  • The Central Park

    The Central Park is located behind the city pond and is called Shcherbakov Park.It was dedicated in 1932 and is the oldest and the biggest city park.The reconstruction was completed by the summer of 2008.

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Donets'k Sports & Outdoors

  • Donbass Arena - Shakthar Donetsk

    Donbass Arena - Home to Shakthar DonetskA fantastic modern stadium with an all-seater capacity of 52,518. The stadium was completed and opened in 2009. It was designed by the same people who designed the Allianz Arena in Munich and the Beijing National Stadium. The arena was used in the 2012 European Championships which was co-hosted by the...

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  • RSC Olimpiyskiy

    I visited this small stadium to watch Man Utd play Shakthar Donetsk in the UEFA Youth League (under 19's). Entry was free and the game was played in the afternoon of the same day as the main UEFA Champions league game between the two seniors squads. Shakthar won the game 2-1, scoring goals in the first and in the last five minutes. United played...

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  • Regional Sports Complex - Olimpiyoskiy

    Across the main road from the new Donbass Stadium is the old soccer stadium used by the other local soccer team. Originally called Locomotiv, it stand in stark contrast to the DonBass Stadium.

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Donets'k Favorites

  • Some Useful Links

    Here are some intesting and hopefully useful links on Donetsk:Another Donetsk pageOpera and Ballet TheaterRegional CouncilDonetsk Rotary ClubShakhtar Soccer ClubJohn Hughes HotelAfrica Entertainment CenterFlamingo RestaurantVictoria Hotel ComplexLittle Spanish Yard HotelUkraine HotelPrague HotelRialto HotelFree Time in Donetsk”Golden Scythian”...

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  • Bountiful Fountains

    I found the many fountains along the main street in Donetsk delightful. Something completed unexpected as we had heard nothing but "yawn" stories about Donetsk. While the fountains were not quaint like those in Provence, these muscular fountains were a good show.

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  • The Town that Coal Built

    The city was effectively started when an entrepruener named John Hughes acquired the rights to build a steel plant in 1869. As the area was full of coal, there was a source of the heat necessary to form iron and create steel. Prior to that it was basically a hiding place for Cossacks. As you enter the city there are huge mounds of tailings from the...

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