The city of Dnipropetrovsk (Dnepropetrovsk) is situated on the Dnipro River about 500km south of Ukraine's capital Kiev. Large and beautiful, Dnipropetrovsk is a very rich city with character, culture, and soul, and has some of the most friendly and kind people you could ever wish to meet.
Founded in 1776 and named Ekaterinoslav by the Russian Prince Potemkin by order of the Empress of the Russian Empire Catherine II, and renamed to Dnepropetrovsk in 1926, now the city is one of the biggest centers of Ukraine with more than with 1,1 million inhabitants. It is the center of high-technology industries and education, machine-building, metallurgy and trade. At the same time Dnepropetrovsk is not only famous for its commercial industry, but also for its green hills and steep history.
The central streets of the city were renamed during the Soviet time in honor of the outstanding revolutionaries. (And it is interesting, the largest of them is in honor of German figures.) So the central street of the city has the name of Karl Marx. It is a very beautiful, wide and long parkway, which stretches east to west through the central part of the city. It was founded in the XVIII century and parts of its buildings are the actual decoration of the city. In the heart of the city is Zhovtneva square, on which is the majestic Cathedral that was built by order of Katherine II (Russian empress) in 1787.
There are some remarkable buildings on the square: the Museum of History, Diorama "Battle for the Dnieper River (Second World War)", and also the beautiful park where you can rest during hot days of summer. Walking down the hill to the Dnipro River, you will arrive to the large Taras Shevchenko Park (which is on the right bank of the river) and on Monastyrskiy Island.
Dnepropetrovsk UAUnfortunately "old town" does not exist in Dnepropetrovsk anymore. Many historic buildings and churches were destroyed in the World War II and in Stalin's communist times in the 1930s. However some street-blocks on the main hill (the Nagornaya part) between Pushkina Avenue & Embankment, and sections near Globy and Shevchenko parks have been untouched for 150 years. An evening walk through those parts of the city will bring you a lot of joy. Most of apartments for rent and hotels located in those old districts and close to the Dnipro river - a wonderful creation of nature that keeps the climate mild and the air fresh. And from any hill (there are 7 in the city) you will find a beautiful view of the Dnipro river, islands, parks, outskirts, riverbanks and hills.
Looking through the pages of Dnipropetrovsk history, one can say that the people are the greatest treasure of the city. This treasure can never lose its value.
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