Culture of Donetsk. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

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 numerous interesting and attractive monuments and sculptures that were created by best artisans of Donbas. The park has become a regular venue for the annual smithcraft festival. The sculptures made during this festival then become the main decorations of the park, so the number of exhibits only increases every year.
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
Children will also find it very interesting to visit this park, mostly because there is “Glade of fairy tales” in its territory. All figures of famous and most loved fairytale characters are installed in this part of the park. Pushkin Boulevard remains one of the most popular destinations for tourists. There are many interesting buildings and charming shops along the boulevard. This is also the location of the famous Mertsalov's Palm that has become the main symbol of the city. The elegant sculpture of a palm is installed in the center of the boulevard. By the way, it is a precise copy of the sculpture that is exhibited in one of Saint Petersburg’s museums.
Among the most notable landmarks located not far from the boulevard, it is important to mention the city hall building and the Donetsk Museum of Local History that regularly hosts interesting cultural events. When describing other notable landmarks of Donetsk, it is important to mention Tsar Cannon that is located on the square in front of the city council building. The gorgeous monument made of cast iron was installed in 2001. It is a precise copy of the Tsar Cannon installed in Moscow. The length of the cannon’s barrel exceeds 5 meters, and its weight is more than 20 tons. Copyright
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
Guests of the city simply cannot leave Donetsk until they visit the Opera Theater that is open in a gorgeous building that dates back to the middle of the 20th century. The repertoire of the theater includes plays that are not available in any other theater of the country. It would also be a mistake not to mention Central Scherbakov Park of Culture and Leisure. It is decorated with interesting sculptures and monuments. There are also several interesting attractions that children are usually very happy to visit. When taking a stroll in the park, vacationers can reach the waterfront that has become one of the most favorite destinations for romantic couples.
Among cultural venues of the city, the Donetsk Railway Museum definitely deserves a mention. This museum is open in the building of the railway station. An old railway is one of the main treasures of the museum. Visitors can admire retro trains and explore old carriages from the inside.
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Iconic cultural sights of Ukraine

The Khotyn Fortress, originally of the 10th century, stands on the bank of the Dniester. It was rebuilt several times till the 16th century. The fortress is interesting not only for its history, but also for a non-drying wet spot on one of the walls. According to one legend, during the siege of the fortress, a girl decided to collect water for the soldiers from the river. As the girl climbed on the wall, the enemies saw her and hit her with arrows, and as a result she splashed some of the water on the wall. According to another version, the prince’s daughter was bricked in the wall, as she did not want to marry the man she did not love. It is believed that this stain from her tears would not dry out until the poor prisoner is reunited with her lover. … Open

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Donetsk

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