Dnipropetrovsk region

Monastery Island

The Monastery Island is a place where everyone has a mysterious romantic feel. The very first mention of it was found in the writings of St. Theodosius, and according to one of the legends received this place from the monastery that was located here in the IX century. Among the historical figures who visited the island were Princess Olga and Prince Volodymyr, Prince Mstyslav, and others. The local places were seen by Batu Khan himself, and eventually, the prince Potemkin-Taurice was attracted to the plan to build a university on the island and, at the same time, a bridge.


Серед історичних постатей, що побували на острові у різні часи, називають княгиню Ольгу та князя Володимира, князя Мстислава та інших. Тутешні місця бачили самого хана Батия, а з часом привабили князя Потьомкіна-Таврійського, що планував збудувати на острові університет, а заразом і міст. Багато було планів, але всі вони не справдилися. На довгі сторіччя острів залишився забутим.



Embankment of Dnipro city

The picturesque embankment runs along the right bank of the Dnipro river from the Parus residential area in the west to the South Bridge in the south. The Dnipro embankment is the longest in Europe. The embankment dam was built from metallurgical waste to keep the bank from erosion by groundwater - it was an economically viable and original solution.






View point of the Southern Ore Mining and Processing Plant

The quarry of the Southern Ore Mining and Processing Plant is the main attraction of industrial tourism in Kryvyi Rih. Kryvyi Rih is often called the red planet. And that is really so: the "Martian" landscapes open from the Southern Ore Mining and Processing Plant observation deck. Industrial tourism has not yet ultimately won the hearts of Ukrainians. Not everyone will choose a factory or a quarry as a tourist location. But in Kryvyi Rih, it is technogenic landscapes that are the heart of the city. The observation deck is the best place to see this beauty.




Center of Folk Art "Petrikovka"

Bright and original "Petrykivka" is a center of creativity preserving traditions and impressing with talented artists. More than four dozen masters gathered here, most of which belong to the ranks of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. The center was created in 1991. The most widespread products are made from wood. Petrykivskyi painting style is a collection of basic colors and ornaments, with numerous variations. Most often, Petrykivskyi painting is used to decorate souvenir dishes or plain dishes, as well as products from paper, cardboard or canvas. Today, talented craftsmen offer furniture decorated with Petrykivskyi painting.



Fortress Kodak

The remnants of the forts of the Polish fortress Kodak are in a picturesque place on the high bank of the Dnipro in the village of Stari Kodaky. In ancient times, the fortress Kodak, whose name consists of two Turkic words – "koi" (settlement) and "dag" (mountain), was so important in the fortification sense that it was called the key to Zaporizhzhya. The advantageous location and the traditional form for such structures allowed the Poles who built it to be fenced off from the Ukrainians. It is interesting that the construction of the fortress was led by the Frenchman: engineer with the last name – Boplan received for the construction an enormos sum of money at that time money – more than one hundred thousand Polish zlotys. 





Tokivskyi waterfall

Tokovsky (Sholokhovsky) waterfall, as it is commonly known, is a cascade located on the Kamenka River. The strong streams created a real oasis, which isone of the most beautiful in Dnipropetrovsk region. Sholokhovsky waterfall – "younger brother" of the Dnipro rapids, a monument of nature, created by the spurs of the Ukrainian crystalline shield in the Mesozoic era. A number of archaeological excavations were carried out on this territory, as a result of which traces of ancient settlements were found. The length of the waterfall is 140 meters, and it is especially attractive during the spring flood. Its uniqueness is due to the cascades, thresholds and the famous granite baths. Water flows over the rocks that have a reddish tinge. Because of this the cascade received its second name – Red Stones.