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Dnepropetrovsk

 
City with distinctive looks and character
                                                                                                                                                                                       
Welcome to Dnepropetrovsk - one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine and the main industrial, trade, educational and cultural center of Eastern Ukraine. Deemed by Catherine the Great to become the 3rd (southern) capital of the Russian Empire, when founded in 1776, Dnepropetrovsk today is the 3rd largest city of Ukraine with population of over 1 million people.
 
Built on 3 hills overlooking the beautiful peaceful waters of the Dnepr river which is impressively broad here with its picturesque islands and lavishly green river banks, lush meadows and valleys, Dnepropetrovsk today is preserving its historical past, still is a vibrant modern city with a skyscraper skyline, broad boulevards, Europe’s longest embankment (23km), abundant greenery, beautiful historical parks, bridges and rich fountains of water.   

The city is proud of its powerful metallurgical and machine building industries. In recent past it was one of the key centers of defence (ballistic missiles, including SS-20, manufacturing) and space industries of the former USSR,. It was the reason of its "closed for foreigners" status till 1991 when Ukraine gained independence. Today Dnepropetrovsk is the center of Ukrainian aerospace industry. The Yuzhniy Machine-Building Plant and Design Office Yuzhnoye Corporation is the biggest space technology producer in Europe. Those who are interested in history of missile- and spaceship-building  are invited to visit Aerospace Museum. Various missiles, spacecrafts and their components are exhibited here. It is located on the premises of the National Centre of Aerospace Education for Youth.

  

A bit of history

The first settlements appeared in the area as early as about 150,000 years ago. Later in history these lands were becoming home to different tribes, e.g. Cimmerians (3000 years ago), Scythians (ca.700 BC), Sarmatians (200 BC), Slavic tribes (1st century of our era) and an arena of struggle between the Slavs and the Asian nomads (Tatars).  
 
There exist at least 7 versions of dating the organized settlement, starting from 870 AC, when according to legend, the Byzantine
monks founded a monastery on an island, which now bears the name of the Monastery Island. The first fortified town settlements, though, appeared in the middle of the 16th century. The history of “the free people”, Cossacks, leads to another date in 17th century, when the Kodak Fortress was built in Kodaki (in the outskirts of modern Dnepropetrovsk), which was rivalry of Poland, Turkey and Russia in the region.
 
1776 is an official date of the new city foundation, which is the result of Catherine the Great’s ambitious plan of southern
expansion of the Russian Empire. The city was founded by Prince Potemkin at the Russian Empress’s order and bore the name Yekaterinoslav meaning The Glory of Yekaterina until 1926. For one year in 1918 the city’s name was Sicheslav  meaning The Glory of Sich” i.e. Cossacks’ Fortress.
 
Since 1926 the city bears the name Dnepropetrovsk, often lovingly abbreviated by its citizens to Dnepr. The city’s name comprises
of 2 words - Dnepr (name of the river) and Petrovsky (name of the revolutionary Grigory Petrovsky).

  
                                                                                                                                        Photos by zelenpol@ukr.net

Walking around the city

A good starting point to get acquainted with the city is the majestic Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Holy Transfiguration) Cathedral. It was founded by order of Catherine the Great in 1787 to commemorate the city foundation and is an example of Russian Classicism. The empress herself laid the first foundation stone on 9 May 1787 during her trip of the southern territories.. The initial ambitious plan was to surpass St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in Rome (150 m long, 139 m high), but due to lack of financing the construction was completed only in 1835 with much more modest size of the Cathedral. It is located in the nucleus of the historical center of the city in Zhovtneva (former Cathedral) Square.

There are two more remarkable buildings in the square which are well worth a visit:  History Museum with a unique in historic significance and number (86 statues) collection of Babas - oval sculptures of ancient Gods made of stone by ancient normadic people - and large-scale Diorama "Battle for the Dnepr" (in the World War II).

Walking downhill to the Dnepr takes you to Taras Shevchenko Park - a beautiful example of the 18th century landscape gardening, which was laid around the majestic mansion built for the first governor Prince Grigory Potemkin. Potemkin Palace is one of the city architectural highlights of the 18th century. Currently it is the Palace of Culture for students of the National University.

Crossing a nice walking bridge takes you to the most legendary place in the city - the Monastery Island. The monastery on the island was founded by Byzantine monks in the 9th century. According to the legend, the monastery was used as a place of rest by pilgrims including Christ’s disciple Andrey Pervozvanny, Prince Vladimir the Great or Princess Olga. The monastery was destroyed by Tatars in 1240.

Take a nice walk from Shevchenko Park to the city center along the spectacular embankment which has become one of the city's most attractive sights after its complete renovation in 2005. It is an ideal place to enjoy river views and fresh breeze at numerous open air cafes and restaurants.    

Where to stay

The city offers a whole range of hotels from luxury to budget. Enjoy your stay in this fascinating city on the Dnepr! 

5 Stars

Grand Hotel Ukraine

790 1441 Korolenka 2
Axelhof Boutique Hotel 744 0707 Mechnikova 14/44
SunRay 790 2525 Dachna 24, Pidgorodne Village - 20 km  from the city
Good zone 067 5625316 Bilostotskoho lane 16a

4 Stars

Academy Hotel
370 0505
Karl Marx Ave. 20
Park Hotel

376 0340

Voroshilova 21-D
Grand Hotel European
373 0270
Lenina 22
Bartolomeo
370 1500
Naberezhna Peremogy 9-B
Kaspiy

371 0022

Shevchenka 53-A
Bon Hotel 726 5555
Komsomolska 26
Yekaterinoslavsky 370 2521
Dzerzhinskogo 37
GoodZone Hotel 067 632 3343
Pischanka Village - 35 km from the city
Gold Fish

067 620 1222

Ozerna 2, Novomoskovsk - 30 km from the city

3 Stars

Dnepropetrovsk 744 1158
Naberezhna Lenina 33
Astoria 371 6148
Karl Marx Ave. 66
Seven Eleven

371 1777

Glinki 2
Raikomovskaya

31 62 62

Dymytrova 42-A
Lavina

36 22 39

Kosmichna 20
Pelican 788 3388
Voroshiliva 21-Zh
Vostok
763 0703
Geroiv Stalingradu 117
Diana
760 8350
Generala Pushkina 36-A
Edburg

27 16 10

Baikalska 22
Zhovtnevy

744 8803

Shevchenka Sq. 4-A
Hutor 370 6606
Naberezhna Peremogy 40-A
Smart Hotel 375 5884
Kirova Ave. 20

2 Stars

Rassvet 377 4308
Fuchika 30
Enriko 35 37 69
Kozhemyaki 7
Dinamo 778 0533
Shchorsa 8
Sport 39 09 32
Shchorsa 4
Sverdlovsk 742 8825
Sverdlova 6
Vesna-2 32 22 08
Minina 9
Yuzhnaya 39 68 86
Robocha 174
Khutor Motel
050 452 4444
Dnipropetrovska 1, Varvarovka Village - 55 km from the city

 Shopping, entertainment and recreation

Fashion - shopping  is a must for this city, as possibilities are numerous and diverse.

Pret-a-porter fashion studio Giaterie will be a surprise for visitors to Dnepropetrovsk. It is a well-known trademark which has been designing and making clothes for all sorts of occasions , from wonderfully elaborated fantasy full wedding and evening gowns to everyday wear - but clothes with a difference - they are infused with highly refined perfection (read more in Welcome to Ukraine magazine).

The biggest shopping centres are Most City Center, Karavan, Apollo, Dafi, Vavilon, Materik, Grand Plaza, Europe, Atrium. Here not only one can shop till drop, but also enjoy diverse recreation and entertainment facilities - excellent indoors skating-rink open round the year (Most City Centre, Karavan), bowling (Most City Centre), comfortable and high-tech movie theatres (Most City Cente, Vavilon, Dafi, Materik), to say nothing of wonderful playing grounds for children and eating places to any liking. There is also a unique recreation possibility in Vavilon - sport club Gornostay with indoors mountain-skiing simulator. 

Creative Club Bartolomeo located on the vast territory of the picturesque bank of the Dnepr is well known far beyond Dnepropetrovsk for uniqueness of the concept on which design and atmosphere of this recreation paradise is based and its creative implementation. It pays tribute to the legendary discovery of Cape of Good Hope by the outstanding Portuguese explorer Bartolomeo Diash, and invites you to enjoy its numerous sport and entertainment facilities in the thrilling atmosphere of the epoch of great geographical discoveries.

Another relaxation and recreation paradise is Spa Centre Tsunami where you can enjoy superb quality bath complex (including Russian, Roman, Turkish, Japanese baths and Finnish sauna), swimming-pool and numerous services from different massages and fitness to beauty facials.

For those who prefer active leisure, Park of Active Fun Lavina is the right place. Open-air skating-rink and especially slope for mountain skiing attract scores of both beginners (for whom School of Figure Skating and School of Mountain Skiing "Bukovel" is open) and experienced skaters and skiers of all ages.

Viva Rosa flowers, bouquets (delivery within the city), gifts, souvenirs (10 -15 % EBA discounts).

Where to dine and wine

There are many places in Dnepropetrovsk where you can enjoy great food of your choice.
Bon appétit!


Ukrainian and Russian Cuisine

Naberezhna Peremogy 29

370 66 00

24 hours

$$$
terrace
Karpaty

Pravdy Ave. 118   

372 9427

10:00 - t. l.c.

$$$
terrace
Kozatska Fortetsya
Artema 3

32 17 83

24 hours

$$
 
Imperatritsa
Karla Libknekhta 6

744 5619

11:00 – 23:00

$$$
 

Naberezhna Peremogy 40A

370 6600

24 hours

$$$
terrace

Orelska 3, Obukhovka Village

785 2888

24 hours

$$$
terrace

Naberezhna Lenina 37-D

34 35 59

24 hours

$$$
terrace
Palmira

Kirova Ave. 40

770 2959

12:00 – 06:00

$$$
terrace

Ozerna 2, Novomoskovsk

067 620 1222

24 hours

$$$
terrace

Naberezhna Lenina 7

370 3111

24 hours

$$
terrace

Caucasian Cuisine
Gorets
Glynky 18
38 05 53
10:00 - t.l.c.
$$
 
Stary Tiflis
Artema 14
745 5583
10:00 - t.l.c.
$$$
 
Akhtamar
Artema 85
32 30 68
09:00 - 23:00
$$$
 
Chinar
Komsomolska 15  
33 74 21
10:00 - 23:00
$$
 
Caspiy
Shevchenka 53-A
371 3714
10:00 - 23:00
$$
 
European
Bolgarska 1-D
32 41 06
11:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
Dzerzhynskogo 23
745 0757
11:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
L’Orangerie
Polovytska 2
778 3778
11:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
Gogolya 4
713 5575
12:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
Barykadna 2
33 75 75
07:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Karl Marx Ave. 41
36 23 35
11:00 - t.l.c.
$$
 
Naberezhna Peremogy 9-B
370 1500
08:00 – 23:00
$$$
terrace
Akvarel
Naberezhna Lenina 36-B
726 5159
10:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Bayern Hof
Marii Kyuri 5 Materik Shopping Mall
713 8359
10:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Katerynoslavsky Blvd 2
372 3065
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
GC
Karl Marx Ave. 20
370 2930
07:00 – 23:00
$$$
terrace KK
Dymytrova 42
31 62 62
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
terrace
Avgust
Naberezhna Lenina 35-V      
745 0150
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
terrace
Naberezhna Lenina 19-D
778 0815
00:00 – 24:00
$$$
terrace
Moon Café (Creative)
Korolenka 2           
36 75 76
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Zhovtneva Ploshcha 9-A
377 3045
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Steak-City
Artema 4
726 5354
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Yakor
Naberezhna Peremogy 39-B
788 6173
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
terrace
Stara Taverna
Karl Marx Ave. 1
726 5021
24 hours
$$$
 
L’Olimpo (Mediterranean)
Karl Marx Ave. 83
745 52 37
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Byblos
Plekhanova 5
744 1464
10:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Cafe Leffe (Beer Restaurant)
Korolenka 2
36 75 76
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Sojuz
Gogolya 20-B
726 5522
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Aist
Naberezhna Peremogy 68
67 59 90
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Dnepropetrovsk
Naberezhna Lenina 33
726 5078
12:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Kamelot 
Naberezhna Peremogy 33
789 0790
10:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Marakana (Football)
Kirova Ave. 46      
379 2936
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Melodiya
Zhovtneva Ploshcha 9-A
372 3415
12:00 – 05:00
$$$
 
Naberezhna Lenina 33
745 5039
24 hours
$$$
 
Chkalova 70 Pishchanka Village
067 632 3343
07:00 – 23:00
$$$
terrace
Glinky 2 Most-City Shopping Mall
732 0055
10:00 – 24:00
$$
GC
Big Ben Pub & Grill
Chervona Ploshcha 3            
375 6195
10:00 – 24:00
$$
 
Italian and French Cuisine
Voroshylova 21-D
726 6000
11:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
Pepperoni Karl Marx Ave. 46 36 28 66 10.00 - 23.00 $$$  
Pepperoni  Fuchika 12-B
 39 85 95
 10.00 - 23.00
 $$$  
Kotsyubynskogo 20-A
732 0031
24 hours
$$$
 
Il Patio
Serova 2 
726 5535
12:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Giovanni
Kirova Ave. 101
790 4494
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Bon Café
Komsomolska 26
726 5555
10:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Villa Italia
Marii Kyuri 5 Materik Shopping Centre
713 8359
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Mario
Glinky 2 Most-City Shopping Centre
790 3049
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Glinky 2 Most-City Shopping Centre
790 2955
10:00 – 24:00
$$
GC
Napoli
Myru Ave. 8
32 70 70 
11:00 – 23:00
$$
 
Naberezhna Lenina 61
375 5050
12:00 -t.l.c
$$$$
 
Gagaryna Ave. 24 
46 00 11
11:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
Urytskogo 11
740 2050
11:00 – 23:00
$$$$
 
Dachna 24, Podgorodne Village
790 2525
34 hours
$$$$
terrace
Brasserie
Katerynoslavsky Blvd 2
373 6486
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Charlie
Yavornytskogo 6   
46 52 19
24 hours
$$$
terrace
Sofi
Glinky 2 Most-City Shopping Mall
790 3053
10:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Asian Cuisine
Japanese
Karl Marx Ave. 49
744 6055
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
KK
Planeta Sushi
Serova 2
726 5898
13:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
Glinky 2 Most-City Shopping Mall
790 2965
10:00 – 22:00
$$$
GC
Teatralny Blvd 3
370 2885
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
GC
Sakura Sushi Club
Kharkovska 3
778 2460
12:00 – 06:00
$$$
 
Satori
Glinky 2 Most-City Shopping Mall
790 3049
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Myronova 3
745 5455
10:00 – 06:00
$$
 
Karl Marx Ave 17-A
373 3466
09:00 – 23:00
$$
 
Sen-su-yaki Chernyshevskogo 37 373 3466 09.00 - 23.00 $$  
Glinky 1
376 5027
10:00 – 22:00
$$
GC
Taki-Maki
Tsentralna 10 Europe Shopping Mall
374 6922
10:00 – 22:00
$$
 
Chinese
Golden Dragon
Zaporizhske Shosse 19
765 95 37
24 hours
$$$
 
Pekin
Petrovskogo Ave. 1-A
32 24 15
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Takida(Thai,Vietnamese)
Gogolya 20-B
726 5151
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Oasis   (Asian)
Lenina 21-A
745 5281
12:00 - t.l.c.
$$$
 
Dzerzhynskogo 8
32 31 09 
11:00 – 24:00
$$$
 
American and Mexican
T.G.I.Fridays
Serova 2
726 5899
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 

Cotton Bar   (Live Jazz)

Sholom Alejkhema 5
744 8576
10:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Pancho Villa
Barykadna 6
373 7573
11:00 – 23:00
$$$
 
Pizza and Sushi Delivery
785 5999, 785 5777
790 3054
374 4374
Ole-Ole Pizza
740 3442
Luigi Pizza
31 93 29
790 5254
373 3466
0800 30 1123

Cost per person Discount Card
$$ = 10 – 15 USD KK = Kozyrna Karta
$$$ = 15 – 25 USD GC = Gurmaniya Card
$$$$ = over 30 USD   T.L.C till last client

 Some useful numbers

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Response (any kind)

112

Fire

101

Police (Militsija)

102

Ambulance (free state)

103

Gas

104

Water

1503

Electricity

745 4061

Elevator

770 1012

Emergency Municipal Line

745 0303

Anonymous Hot-line

745 9040

First Aid (Private)

Clinic of Family Medical Assistance

310 310

Medikor

1558 or 47 23 65

Reamed

1506

Aibolit

785 5775

Enio

778 4091 or 31 88 97

Genesis Dnepr IVF First Gynaecological Aid

47 37 72

Vet Ambulance

42 28 30

Information Lines

Phone/Address Directory

109

Pharmacy Infoline

15 00 or 15 67

Vet Pharmacy Infoline

42 28 30

Central Post Office

745 3024

Transport Enquiries

Railway Station

1599

Ticket booking and delivery

1504

Service Centre

33 63 15 (also international tickets)

VIP Lounge

33 23 71

Central Bus Station

1588

Airport Info Desk

39 52 09





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$$ = 10 - 20 USD
$$$ = 20 - 50 USD
$$$$ = over 50 USD

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