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Uman

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Uman (Ukrainian: Умань) is a city in Central Ukraine.

Understand[edit]

Uman was founded in the 17th century. It is a small industrial and historic city, which occupies 50th place in terms of population in Ukraine and the second in the region, one of the major tourist centers of Ukraine, as well as Jewish religious movements - Hasidism.

Besides that Uman features a beautiful and popular botanical park.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Uman Railway station (Железнодорожный вокзал Умань), Zaliznychna str, +380 474423230.

From Kharkiv and Poltava: train # 613 Kharkiv — Uman.

From Donetsk: train Yasynuvata — Uman.

By marshrutka[edit]

Regular comfortable minibuses (marshrutkas) from Kyiv, Cherkasy, Odessa. In Kyiv it is close from central railway station and central bus station (Moskovska ploshcha). You should seek minibus (Mercedes or Volkswagen) with Ukrainian tablet "Умань".

Get around[edit]

By public transport (19 bus routes) or by taxi.

See[edit]

The entrance to the burial place of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
  • Rabbi Nachman of Breslov burial place (Bielinskoho str.). Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was the Rebbe of the Breslov group of Hasidic Jews. Rabbi Nachman spent the end of his life in Uman town, and requested to be buried there. During Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) there is a major pilgrimage by Breslov Hasidim and others to visit the grave in Uman.
  • Basilian monastery. (1764).
  • 19th-century shopping arcade (Торгові ряди), Radyanska st. 43-47. 1780, 1838 - вул.Радянська,
  • Dormition Roman Catholic church. Classicist style (1826).
  • City Hall. (1780–82)
  • Gardening school (Будівля училища садівництва), Hlibka Yuriia str..
  • Museum of action literary and art (Музей деятелей литературы и искусства), Lenins'koi Iskry str., 126, +380 474432351.
  • Assumption Catholic Church (Успенський костел), Kolomens'ka str., 2. Kостел Успіння Богородиці (Assumption of the Virgin Mary church), вул.Коломенська, 2, - Built in 1826.
  • Local-history museum (Краеведческий музей), Zhovtnevoi Revoliutsii str., 31, +380 474452442.
  • Museum culture and mode of life Uman (Mузей культуры и быта Уманщины), Smidovycha ln., 6, +380 47445261.

Do[edit]

Go to the art gallery and museums.

  • 1 Sofiyivka Park (National Arboretum Sofievka / Дендропарк "Софіївка"), Sadova st, 53. One of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. A botanical garden and a scientific-researching institute, very popular all over Ukraine. Weirdly enough, the entrance fee is only enforced on tourists—so either you look Eastern European or you choose an entrance away from the western gate. 35 грн. Sofiyivsky Park (Q2297522) on Wikidata Sofiyivka Park on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

  • City-Center Shopping centre (Торговый центр Сити-центр), Urbailisa str 20.
  • Tim Shopping centre, Entertainment complex (ТРК Тим), Lenina str.
  • Zorianyi (Торговий центр Зоряный), Lenina str., 58.

Eat[edit]

  • Obolon Supermarket (Супермаркет Оболонь), Lenina str., 35.
  • Food market (Продовольственный рынок), Tyschyka str.
  • Meschanka Market (Рынок Мещанка), Zalizniak st., 1.
  • ATB Supermarket (Супермаркет АТБ), Bilshovytska str., 1.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • 1 (Student) Hostel. Offers single and double rooms. Soviet style but fresh linen. 150 грн per person.
  • 2 Ghotel Sloboda. 270 грн per person.

Mid-range[edit]

Connect[edit]

  • 2 Internet Café (This street or the one parallel up north or south). Pretty cheap.

Go next[edit]

  • River Girskyi Tikych canyon (каньйон річки Гірський Тікич), Buky (SW of Cherkassy 50 km). Waterfall Vyr (Водоспад Вир): Six-foot waterfall on the river-crossing. Mountain Tikich from which begins stunningly beautiful canyon with high rocky cliffs. Cut by the river in the granite deposits.
  • Chyhyryn (Чигирин). An impregnable fortress. Museum in the Residence Bohdan Khmelnytsky Chigirinsky. Museum of Archeology Middle Dnieper; Orthodox Church of Holy Mother of God of Kazan, Church Baptyska, Peter and Paul Church


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