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Chernivtsi - Western Ukraine

The city of Chernivtsi (Chernovtsy, Chernivtsy, Chernovtsi) is the beautiful green city, administrative center, which saved the heritage of the former generations – the wonderful architecture. In the rating of the best cities for dwelling in Ukraine Chernovtsy in 2008 took the first place. Chernivtsi city is famed for its palaces, temples and dwelling houses. There are many architectural monuments of the European level here, erected in 12-13th centuries. Chernivtsi is called the symbiosis of the architectural monuments, which are nowadays the architectural adorning of Vienna, Prague and Paris.

The main attraction of the city is the National University of Chernivtsi. In past times it served as the residence for the metropolitans of Bukovina. It was projected by the Czech scientist and architect Iosef Glavka. The project took the prize-winning places many times on the contests of architects and was awarded on the World Exhibition in Paris.

On the Sagaidachnaia Street there is situated the wooden St. Nikolai Church, built in 1607 and remained up to nowadays. This is the oldest construction on the territory of Chernivtsi (Ukraine). To other interesting buildings belong: The General’s House, the St. Paraskeia Church, and the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Cross, the tower of which was used as the observation point to find the fire.

The unordinary building is situated on the crossroads of The Main Street and Sholom-Aleihema Street; this building received the name "The House-Ship”. The uniqueness of the building lies in its decoration – the fountain in form Lion’s head and cup-shell. The corner of the house seems to cut the asphalt of the street, just like the water smooth.

The heart of the city is the Central Square. There are many old but well remained buildings on the square. But the most interesting building is the town hall – the 50 m height double-decked tower with balconies, on the top of which there are only spire and a clock.

The Theatre Square is one of the most beautiful in Chernovtsy (Chernivtsy), where is situated the building of Dramatic Theatre. Its façade is adorned with the sculptural group associated with the Greek mythology and marble busts of the famous persons of the world culture. On the Theatre Square there is the "Alley of Stars”, which looks like the "Alley of Stars” in Hollywood. On this alley were solemnly opened many stars of Ukrainian and world culture. There was opened the star for Ani Lorak – People’s Artist of Ukraine, who won the second place on "Eurovision-2008”. In Chernivtsi city there are about 20 monuments. Among them are the monuments to Taras Shevchenko, to the Austrian poet Paul Anzel and to Romanian writer Mihayu Eminesku. On the O. Kobylianska Street near the Palace of the solemn events was set the extraordinary monument – the forged carriage. It was made during the year by five smiths and presented to Chernovtsy Ukraine. To create the carriage, they found the archive documents and duplicated the shape of the ancient carriage, which became the favourite place for the citizens to make photos.


Category: Cities of Ukraine | Added by: Vik
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