Tsar Cannon and the Bell
Tsar Cannon and the Bell Donetsk
Made by Russian craftsmen, the Donetsk Tsar Cannon is an exact replica of the renowned Moscow Tsar Cannon, which was cast in the late 16th century and is recognized as the weapon with the largest caliber in the world. Moscow presented it to Donetsk in 2001, and since then it adorns the square in front of the Donetsk City Hall. It is said that the mayor of Moscow agreed to make such a present on a condition that the replica of the legendary cannon will be smaller than the original. The demand was implemented: the Donetsk cannon is somewhat short

The Beatles Monument
The Beatles Monument Donetsk
Donetsk has many places, connected to the Great Britain in one way or another. It is not surprising, given that the city was founded by the Welsh industrialist John Hughes, who was engaged in coal mining and steel production, in the middle of the 19th century. However, the most popular of them is the monument to the well-known British rock band The Beatles. It stands near the hotel and restaurant complex Liverpool, decorated in the spirit of the legendary quartet. Installed in Donbas capital’s downtown, in 2006, the unusual monument immediately

Cathedral of the Savior’s Transfiguration
Cathedral of the Savior’s Transfiguration Donetsk
The Cathedral of the Savior’s Transfiguration is the main Orthodox temple in Donetsk and its majestic building is called one of the most beautiful constructions in the city. Towering above the central square, it is Donbas capital’s true adornment. The construction of the Donetsk first stone Orthodox cathedral started in 1883. It was built on the money, collected by parishioners, on the place of the wooden praying house. The project of the future church was developed by the prominent architect, the author of the well-known Moscow Cathedral of Ch

Local History Museum
Local History Museum Donetsk
Visiting the Donetsk Local History Museum, situated not far from the well-known stadium ‘Donbas Arena,’ is the best way to learn about region’s rich history, culture and nature. It is considered to be one the largest core museums in the Eastern Ukraine and is the true treasury that keeps tens of thousands of valuable artifacts. More than 200 thousand visitors come to see its unique collections every year. Based on local residents’ personal mineralogical and numismatic collections, the Donetsk Local History Museum was founded in 1924. Later on,

Mertsalov's Palm
Mertsalov's Palm Donetsk
Donetsk has long been famous as a home of skillful blacksmiths who created genuine masterpieces. One of these amazing creations is the Mertsalov’s Palm. It is not only city’s significant landmark, but also a symbol of the entire region. The steel palm was forged by the local craftsman, a worker of the Donetsk metallurgical works, Alexey Mertsalov, in the end of 1895. The sculpture was intended for the coming All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition, which was held in Nizhniy Novgorod. There are several versions as to why it was decided to immo

Shcherbakov Park
Shcherbakov Park Donetsk
The Shcherbakov Park of Culture and Recreation is Donetsk’s central park, its trademark and favorite recreation place for residents and visitors alike. Stretching along the interconnected ponds and perfectly equipped with all necessary amenities, it is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Well-attended paths with comfortable benches and cozy pergolas, original sculptures, magnificent fountains, luxurious rose garden, and a huge number of park amusements make the Shcherbakov Park the most visited place in Donb

Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral Dnipropetrovsk
The Holy Trinity Cathedral, towering above the city center, is the main Orthodox temple in Dnipropetrovsk. Its majestic light building, crowned with green cupolas, is reckoned among the city most valuable historical and architectural monuments. In 1837, the cathedral was laid on the place of the city first wooden church that was built in the late 18th century and then fell into decay. Temple’s project was designed by well-known architects from St. Petersburg, but its implementation was long postponed because of lack of money: the city just fini

Kodak Fortress Ruins
Kodak Fortress Ruins Dnipropetrovsk
The Kodak Fortress is an ancient Polish citadel, whose remnants are situated in a picturesque place on the high bank of the Dnieper River, in the village Stari Kodaky near Dnipropetrovsk. Built on the order of the Polish King Wladislaw IV in order to control Zaporizhzhian Cossacks, it passed into history thanks to its short, but vivid and unconventional life. Fortress’ construction started near the Kodak rapids, in 1635. It was designed by the well-known French engineer and fortifier, the author of several powerful fortification facilities in E

Diorama 'Battle of the Dnieper'
Diorama 'Battle of the Dnieper' Dnipropetrovsk
Opened in Dnipropetrovsk on the 30th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Diorama ‘Battle of the Dnieper’ is the largest diorama in the country and one of the largest in the world. It is the key element of astonishing memorial complex, devoted to Dnieper’s forced crossing and city’s liberation from the fascist invaders, that is situated in the city very heart. The Battle of the Dnieper was one of the most large-scale battles in the world history. It was the series of interrelated strategic operations that took place on the
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