City break in Donetsk. Active leisure ideas for Donetsk - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Besides strolls to interesting historical landmarks and observation of priceless collections in local museums, guests of Donetsk have an opportunity to visit numerous entertainment venues. There are suitable establishments for music fans, shopaholics, and families that visit the city with their children. Vacationers will find it interesting to visit the picturesque Botanic Garden that is present in the list of the largest and most beautiful botanic gardens in Europe. Its collection features more than 8 thousands of different plants. The garden was founded in 1964. It is open all year round because there is a quality greenhouse in the territory of the complex.
Residents of the city of a million roses (this is a popular way to call Donetsk because there is virtually a countless number of this flower in the city) are hospitable, friendly, and … Open
The Nemo Dolphinarium accepts visitors all year round. It is a great place for the whole family. Visitors are welcome to swim with dolphins in the swimming pool, watch fabulous shows, and find out a lot of interesting information about the friendliest marine creatures. In addition to daytime performances, there are no less interesting night shows.
Fans of nighttime entertainment will find it very interesting to attend Chicago that regularly hosts interesting dancing and music performances. The club also has an amazing bar where visitors can order not only various beverages and unusual cocktails but also popular European and Asian cuisine dishes. X-Bar is a no less wonderful venue. Skilled barmen are always ready to impress their guests with the most exotic and trendiest cocktails. Energetic parties in this bar have become a legend, so no wonder why it is so popular. Seventh Heaven is a one more famous nightclub that regularly hosts all kinds of music events, various presentations, and celebrations. Copyright
Start your acquaintance with the landmarks of the city with a stroll in the Forged Figures Park that is located not far from the city council building. It is a beautiful and large park with … Open
Hollywood nightclub is no less attractive. By the way, one of the best national cuisine restaurants in Donetsk is open in this club. Beer fans will genuinely enjoy spending an evening in Opera Club. The club’s bar offers the best beer types and a broad range of appetizers and snacks. Guests of Opera Club can sit in the main hall and watch an interesting entertainment program or decide to relax in a more intimate setting in the so-called “pub”. Finally, all fans of karaoke will be amazed by Tribune Lounge Club. Besides its main attraction, the club regularly hosts colorful parties and pampers its guests with a great choice of delicacies.
Horse excursions are very popular with active recreation fans. It is a very exciting pastime that is equally appealing to adults and children. The most popular equestrian clubs in the region are the following: Tatersal and Jaguar. Tourists may also find it interesting to watch equestrian shows – there is Donbass Equicentre for that purpose in the city of a million roses (that is a popular informal name of Donetsk). Donbass Equicentre regularly hosts international competitions and events, so tourists are recommended to check the schedule of upcoming events in advance. Needless to say, it is a wonderful pastime that is very popular with people of different age groups.
Motuzkovyy Park Len v Pen is a great destination for a family day out. Children are particularly happy to spend a day at the rope park. They energetically explore the area and have fun trying numerous interesting attractions. As there are many security devices, visitors don’t need to be extra cautious and worry about safety measures. Aquasferra Aqua Park is one more place that kids will be simply happy to visit. Many parents gift a visit to this aquatic center as a birthday present and make a fantastic party there. There are many slides and different attractions, so children will have plenty of space to relax and have fun.
Children's Railway of Priklonskiy offers a very interesting activity to all children. They can try such adult professions as ticket check-man and train host. A visit to the children’s railway will please both kids and their parents. Donetsk Aquarium is one more amazing place that is perfectly suitable for the whole family. Crocodile and python have become true symbols of this place. Vacationers in a mood for some bowling will hardly find a better place than Virus Center. In case there is a wish to raise the adrenaline level, consider visiting an escape room. In Donetsk, a company with the simple name Escape offers this entertainment to locals and guests of the city.
In the very heart of Donetsk is located Green Plaza shopping and entertainment center. It is one of the most beautiful and visited in the city. In it, there're shops of popular European … Open
Tourists wishing to watch the newest films can easily do that in Donetsk. There are several modern cinemas in the city, with House of Cinema "Shevchenko", Multiplex, and Kinocult being the most popular. Travelers, who enjoy watching sports competitions, are always welcome to watch different games that regularly take place in Donbas Arena or Druzhba Arena. These are quite unique stadiums that are interesting to visit. The only thing that tourists need to do is to check the schedule of upcoming events. The city also has suitable venues for people who want to watch theatrical plays, opera or listen to classical music. Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after A. Solovyanenko and Donetsʹka Derzhavna Akademichna Filarmoniya offer all these to their visitors.
The city of a million roses is famous not only for its manufacturing industry and countless roses planted in endless flowerbeds but also for its numerous interesting landmarks that have become legendary among both locals and guests of Donetsk. For example, it is believed that Joseph Kobzon Monument brings good luck to everyone who touches its right hand. Newlyweds in Donetsk also have an interesting tradition. They go to Central Scherbakov Park of Culture and Leisure and hang a lock on the bridge. After that, they throw the key to the water. This ritual is aimed to bring a happy life to the new family. Students are traditionally the most superstitious people. There is a monument of a student near the economy and law faculty of Donetsk National University. Students believe that if they touch this monument, they will pass exams with good marks.
The city was founded in the 17th century when its territory was used as a Cossack settlement. The first metallurgic plant was opened here in the middle of the 19th century. It granted … Open
Tourists wishing to learn more about local traditions and culture will also enjoy their stay in Donetsk. For that purpose, consider visiting such museums as Donetsk regional museum of local history that is a perfect destination for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the history of the region. Football fans will be excited to find out that there is a museum dedicated to football in Donetsk - FC Shakhtar Museum. Local people also do not forget about lessons of the biggest war in the history of humanity. The local Museum of the Great Patriotic War is dedicated to this theme. All fans of art are recommended to check the Art Donbas Gallery and Paduano Arte salon.
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National and city parks around Donetsk
♥   State Botanical Garden 'Donets’kiy' , 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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