On the 2nd. picture u can see the entrance of the market in the old center.
If u walk through u will enter a square with all kinds of goods u can buy.
Very cheap for us. The buildings are colorfull in the old center, but also damaged.
Cause lack of money most buildings arent repared..
Uzhgorod castle (12-18th) is located in an old part of the city. It is the oldest monument of military art and architecture.
This fortress is re-established many times.
The castle as it stands today has a 16th century facade. In the 11-13th centuries Uzhhorod was under Hungarian rule.
In 1648 a thousand-man detachment of Kozaks arrived, escorting the emissary of Khmelnytsky to the Transylvanian King Rakoci.
At the end of 17th.century Uzhgorod had around ten streets and was on the right bank of Uzh River.
1919 Uzhgorod became the center of Transcarpathian Russ, under the rule of Czechoslovakia. In the fall of 1938, the capital of Carpathian Ukraine, and in 1949, the center of the Transcarpathian region of the Ukrainian SSR.
A guided tour is possible for a very small amount
Nastia daughter of my friend goes to the woods with her granddad every sunday and he tells her the names of the mushrooms which can beeaten or not.
And he started when she was only 5,yrs.
the musrooms will be cooked several times and then put in big bottles with special herbs etc.
The museum of Folk Architecture and traditions (I prefer to call it scansen) in Uzhgorod is the smallest, but the coziest and the most well-kept among his kin (Pyrohovo, Kyiv, Shevchenkivsky Hai, Lviv, etc.) in Ukraine. It ¡s located on the territory of the XIX century cemetery once called 'the Graveyard Garden' (I find this to be so ironic - to destroy the OLD cemetery to relocated and preserve OLD houses). despite the gloomy location in the past, the scansen is a lively, warm and hospitable place. for me, it's a live symbol of my childhood, my origin and the best of my people.
The museum has 24 structures which represent Transcarpatian folk building traditions, including Lemko, Hutsul, Romanian and Hungarian.
The indisputable landmark of the museum is a St. Michael church (1777). Built in a traditional Lemko architectural style, according to which the highest cupola of the church building is located at the entrance to the church, with the roof sloping downward toward the sanctuary. This church was originally located in Shelestovo, a village just across the place I was born ƒº in 1920ies, it was relocated to Mukachevo, and then to the museum in Uzhgorod. It ¡s a true beauty, and if for nothing else, justifies a visit to this museum. It is, unfortunately, one of few left of its kind left in Ukraine (there is a sad joke that most of wooden churches still surviving in Ukraine sleep and dream about the fate of Shelestovo church.)
In addition to the beautiful Shelestovo church, one can also see here a typical hutsyul-style house called grazhda. Unlike most of wooden houses in Ukraine visible to a passerby, grazhdas were hidden and resembled a simple wooden fortress, where actual house and households were built and linked into a closed square, mostly to protect from wild animals, but also from unwanted guests.
There are several excellent museums of this type in Ukraine: The one here in Uzhhorod is one of the best. It is on a hill above the city and shows nice examples of houses of the various ethnic groups among the Ukrainan peasants in the Carpathians.
on the picture the renewed station of Uzhgorod, while i was there i saw them renew the station in an amazing short time
train timetable from/to Uzhgorod
This a really must see activity!
2004 Been here again with my friends. I was here before with my family and some other people in 1998
I bought some small paintings at the museum in Uzhgorod made by Balog in 97.
Title: Karpatalja Bereznai ker.
This one i kept myself, the other were given away to others here in Holland.
Its a pleasure to walk around this museum with replica's of several building from the 19th century. One of those houses had beauitful painted blue walls on the out and inside. They told me it was painted with a mix of blueberries.
Because i work at a historical museum in Eindhoven to me it was very interesting to see that people used and still wear (people in the mountains)the same leathermade shoes we have in our museum.
There was also a magnificient totally wooden church without any nail ...
Dont miss the Uzhhorod's fine churches, one will find irresistibly cute the candy-coloured Russian Orthodox, and the huge red brick building on the east side of the old town square, formerly a Jewish synagogue.
We were allowed to visit the inside of the synagoge a nd we saw a 16yr old girl play organ ad she did some specials for us, wow fantastic she was really good..
But all pictures failed snifff.....
On the picture the impressive twin-towered 17th century Cathedral up on the castle hill .
Its really beautifull inside.
Outside there was a young gypsygirl with a baby begging for money..
U will meet several beggers when walking through Uzhgorod..
Uzhgorod is a big city at the border of West Ukraine and Slovakia.
My aunt Ira is living there with her family. She is a doctor and with her i visited the childrens hospital, for which KIDO is collecting humanatarian goods.
Thanx to the internet we have more frequent communication:-)
In its early history, the city changed names several times: Ung; Ongvar; Hungvar; Unguyvar; and Ungvar.
Uzhgorod was a residence of old Russian Prince Laborts at the end of IX - the beginning of X century who made the City a capital Slavic city. The Uzhgorod Castle (XIII century) is one of the most valuable historical and military architectural memorials of Transcarpathian Region. Other places of interest are: the Nikolaevsk rotunda church of XIII-XV century with XIV century frescos, Episcopal Palace (1646), Cathedral (1646), Gymnasia (1784), City Hall (1810), etc. The Uzhgorod Museum of People's Architecture and Life is also interesting. It is in fact one of the first museums under an open ski (SKANSEN). The ruins of the Nevyts'kyi Castle (XIV century) are about 12 km from Uzhgorod.
Situated on the hull, it dominates the city.
The typical ancient Europen castle, but unfortunately it is in a quite bad condition and needs urgenbtly the renovation. And, as usual, the same problem as everywhere in Ukraine - no money. Let's hope that the authorities will find a way to preserve the architectural treasure of the Western Ukraine.
This is a picture of the new money Grivney. When i was there the Ukraine was still using Cuponum and not only was there almost nothing to buy prices were high to boot. My friends in Ukraine tell me over the past 6 years sadly the economic conditions have only gotten worse. there are more products to buy, but fewer people have the money to buy anything.
This is a hotel downtown, again i apologise for the lack of information as I was only literally passing through on my way to Budapest. there is MUCH more on my Lutsk, Lviv and Kiev pages.