Top Odesa News in April 2019: Festivals, New Air Routes, Bike Rental, Door Map

Odesa news

The life of the megapolis in the south of Ukraine is in full swing. Learn about the most interesting events in Odesa to make your stay in this city more enjoyable and memorable.

XXV International Festival of Contemporary Art "Two days and two nights of new music"

Odesa Festival

This Odesa festival is one of the largest musical events in Ukraine. This is not just a concert, but a real musical show with performances, theatrical numbers, visual effects, art actions, sound, video, film and multimedia installations.
Time: April 20 - April 22, 2019
Venue: "Odessa Regional Philharmonic"

New flights from Odesa

Flights from Odesa

Since the beginning of April, direct flights from Odesa to Riga opened. AirBaltic flights will be operated first 4 times a week. Later it is planned to launch 5 flights a week. From July you will be able to fly to Riga every day. The minimum cost of a one-way trip is 69 euros. It also became known that the Irish low-cost airline – Airline Ryanair plans to start flights from Odesa to European cities. Since June, it is planned to open a direct flights from Odessa to Krakow. Since October you can fly from Odesa to Wroclaw and Katowice. At the moment it is planned to conduct two flights a week. The same airline has announced flights to Berlin. But the details are not reported.

Festival "Antique Week in Odesa"

Antique fest in Odesa

For the whole week, people in antique clothes will walk around one of the central streets of Odesa. This is a large-scale costume reconstruction of the life of the Roman legions, organized by lovers of history and masquerade. In the center of the city, you will see the members of association of Ukrainian chefs cooking antique food, concerts of ancient music, presentation of ancient costumes and houseware and so on.
Time: April 22 - April 29, 2019
Venue: Deribasovska Street.

City bike rental

Odesa bike

Moving around Odessa can now become an even more pleasant process: at the end of March, Nextbike bicycle rental stations started operating in the city. The first station appeared near the train station in November last year. Later they were installed in Shevchenko Park, on Cathedral Square, near the city hall, by the monument to Duke and by the National Bank.
Bike rental prices vary depending on the rental duration: a one-time trip up to 60 minutes will cost 20 hryvnia, a monthly subscription is 250 hryvnia, the season subscription (from April to November) will cost you 1,150 hryvnia. You can also purchase a three-day subscription for 150 hryvnia.

Online map of the old doors in Odesa

doors in Odesa

Not so long ago, Odesa enthusiasts created an unusual online map on which the location of the old city doors and gates are marked. Now the map has already marked 48 objects located in the city center. In general, activists plan to make a catalog of 1000 Odesa doors. By the way, the participants of this project plan to restore these doors for a nominal fee. Everyone can help the project by publishing on its website photos of doors and gates created before 1990.
Map in Russian

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