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1976 Russian Stamp, Bicentenary of Dnepropetrovsk. Emblem, Dnieper Bridge

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Holiday in Ukraine


Now Called Dnipro

Welcome to Dnipropetrovsk ( Ukrainian ) Dnepropetrovsk ( Russian )– or simply Dneper as it is called by local inhabitants The city has recently been renamed and is now officially know as Dnipro and is situated on the Dnieper River (Dnepr or Dnipro) in East-Central Ukraine. Another large and beautiful city in Ukraine and is the main city of the East-Central region of Ukraine.

Dnipropetrovsk is a Soviet-style city, which provides a fascinating window into Soviet life in the past. It has got an industrial skyline, but is lively and interesting! It's not exactly a picturesque city but has some nice green parks and recreation areas. The best time for visiting is in the late spring - late April, May or the first part of June, and early in autumn: September and October

The central streets of the city were renamed during the Soviet time in honor of the outstanding revolutionaries. (And it is interesting, that one of them is in honor of a German )

The central street of the city is Karl Marx (as many sreets and roads in Ukraine are named). It is a very beautiful, wide and stretches east to west through the central part of the city and as you walk this street “look” at the architecture of parts of the buildings.In the centre of the city is Zhovtneva square, on which is the majestic Cathedral that was founded by order of Katherine II (Russian empress) in 1787

On Zhovtneva square, you will find the Museum of History, Diorama "Battle for the Dnieper River (Second World War)",and also the beautiful Globy Central Park. Walking down the hill to the Dnieper River, during the summer there are a great number of cafes along the wide Dnieper River (1km.wide approx.)and after you have rested with a "cold drink" keep following the river and you will arrive in the large Taras Shevchenko Park and onto Monastyrskiy Island. 

This island is one of the most interesting places in the city. In the IX century, the Byzantian monks based a monastery here. It was destroyed by Mongol-Tatars in the XIII century.

Dnipropetrovsk is typical of the “old Soviet' City and is full of wonderful and fascinating places to visit and is one of the cities in Ukraine that I enjoy visiting! 

The city has a comprehensive transportation network. There are 20 trolleybus,16 trams and more than 150 bus routes9 underground (metro) stations and more than 30 suburban Railway stations