Recently renamed Dnipro (formerly Dnipropetrovsk) is one of the biggest and most spectacular cities in Ukraine. Located on the picturesque Dnipro River, this Ukrainian city has elegant XIX century houses, wide boulevards and scenic river vistas.
Dnipro boasts strong Jewish heritage and the best museum of Jewish history in Ukraine, as well as numerous boutiques, shopping emporiums, classy restaurants and night clubs. Regardless of its industrial and soviet background this beautiful city of Ukraine has all the potential to become an attractive destination for tourists.
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Dnipro Quay is the city’s major pride. This quay is the longest in Europe and is over 23 km. long. As city’s main attraction, Dnipro Quay attracts thousands of tourists. Locals take leisure strolls on weekends and many people enjoy their morning runs with a view along this picturesque quay. The unique atmosphere is created by modern architecture, manicured green lawns, unusual sculptures, fountains and magnificent Dnipro river.
Lazarus Globa Park
The oldest park in Dnipro is named Lazarus Globa Park. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations for locals. Besides the beautiful nature and landscape design, there is a number of beloved by local children places such as famous Summer Theatre and "The Little Prince» fountain. Lazarus Globa park houses a giant Ferris wheel. Take a ride and enjoy an amazing panoramic vista of the city and Dnipro River.
The island is part of Dnipropetrovsk's largest park complex - Shevchenko Park Monastic Island which is one of the most romantic and attractive spots of Dnipro city. The elegant pedestrian bridge leading to the island is considered to be a landmark of its own. An unusual sculptural exposition - the Bench of Sweethearts and the Tree of Happiness forged by Dnipro's blacksmiths - is installed near the bridge at the city's side. You can also get to the island by the cableway which offers amazing views over the city. One of Ukraine's largest monuments to the world-famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko is also among islands sights. Monastic Island in Dnipro is the favorite relaxing place for locals and an interesting tourist sight for the city's guests as well as the popular festival and concert location.
Menorah Cultural and Business Center
Photo: Menorah web page
The Menorah is a unique building and the world’s largest Jewish complex, equal to none elsewhere on Earth. This project shows the past, present and future of Jewish life in the city of Dnipro. The unique architectural design of the building, convenient location in the heart of the city, high standards of service along with modern technical equipment are the basis for a successful business, comfortable stay and a hearty reception. The Center consists of seven towers, symbolically representing the resemblance of the Temple’s Menorah. 50 000 sq.m. are here to house a variety of services to residents and visitors of the city.
Today, the Menorah is a fascinating house filled with an active cultural and business life, as well as events of all sizes and formats. We can say with confidence that the Menorah is the center of life and the main attraction of the city that every Dnipro-resident can be proud of.
Holy Trinity (Troitskyy) Cathedral
Holy Trinity Cathedral is the central temple of Dnipro and Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This Dnipro cathedral is not only the remarkable architectural monument of the XIX century but also the historical monument which is associated with the existence of the Dnipro region.
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Dnipro (ex Dnipropetrovsk) is modern and dynamic Ukrainian city. It is also the center of high-technology industries, education, machine-building, metallurgy and trade. Often overlooked by travelers due to its industrial soviet past, contemporary city of Dnipro has much interesting and exciting things to offer even to the most spoiled tourists.