Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine is a city full of museums, theaters, parks, beaches, and of course beautiful Ukrainian girls. The major streets were renamed in honor of Marxist heroes during the Soviet era and the downtown thoroughfare that provides access to some of the most popular tourist destinations is called Prospekt Karla Marksa, or Karl Marx Ave. This very long and wide avenue runs east to west right through the center of the city and leads right to these top 3 attractions.
Several stone sculptures that have been collected from all across Ukraine stand outside the History Museum. They are referred to as “baba” sculptures, which means “old woman” in Turkish. They are thought to have been created by the nomadic iron-age people, possibly the Scythians. Inside the museum are plenty of old Soviet artifacts. One hall is dedicated to the millions who perished during the Soviet era and the focus is the pyramid of lost ones, made of photographs of faces lit by small candles. Another museum devoted to old military relics can be found behind the main History Museum, including the World War II diorama "Battle for the Dnieper River".
The great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko is such a historic icon that his name can be found throughout Ukraine. There are several parks named after him, including the largest park in Dnipropetrovsk. Shevchenko Park is not far from the History Museum. Lovers strolling along the trails or cuddling on one of the many benches are common sights. There is also an observation platform providing gorgeous gazes of the river. More incredible sights to see in this park are Prince Potemkin’s Preobrazshenskiy Cathedral and Potemkin’s Palace.
Walking towards the river in Shevchenko Park you’ll come across a foot bridge that will take you to Monastery Island, named after an old Byzantine monastery. Today there is the quaint and quiet St. Nikolay church. There is also the Shevchenko monument, amusement park rides including a ferris wheel, and several beaches to enjoy.
There is much more to experience in this charming city, so start chatting with some lovely Ukrainian brides from Dnipropetrovsk and plan your next vacation!
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