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Vinnytsya

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Vinnytsya (Ukrainian: Вінниця ) is a city in Central Ukraine. The administrative center of the Vinnytsia area and Vinnytsia region. Located 267 km south-west of Kyiv. A historic town known since Middle Ages and a former Soviet Cold War-airbase, Vinnytsia is now an industrial center (particularly, dominated by the Roshen corporation), a growing international IT-outsource center and the main base of the Ukrainian Air Force.

Understand[edit]

Climate[edit]

A long lasting warm summer with a sufficient quantity of moisture and a comparatively short winter is characteristic of Vinnytsia. The average temperature in January is −5.8 °C (21.6 °F) and 18.3 °C (64.9 °F) in July. The average annual precipitation is 638 mm (25 in). Throughout the year, 6–9 days per year include snowstorms, 37–60 days of the year include mists during the cold period, and 3–5 days include thunder storms with hail.

History[edit]

The Old Water Tower in City Center

Vinnytsia has been an important trade and political center since the fourteenth century, when Fedir Koriatowicz, the nephew of the Lithuanian Duke Olgerd, built a fortress (1363) against Tatar raiders on the banks of the Southern Bug. From that time on, the town became a part of Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Cossacks and eventually Russia, which annexed the city and region following the Second Partition of Poland in 1793. Russia moved to expunge the Roman Catholic religion – Catholic churches in the city (including what is now the Transfiguration Cathedral) were converted to Russian Orthodox churches. Victims' graves from the Vinnytsia massacre during the Stalinist repression of 1937–1938 were exhumed by the invading Germans in 1943. Adolf Hitler sited his easternmost headquarters 'Führerhauptquartier Werwolf' near the town and spent a number of weeks there in 1942 and early 1943. Nazi atrocities were committed in and near Vinnytsia by Einsatzgruppe C. Estimates of the number of victims run as high as 28,000. This included the virtual extinction of the town's large Jewish population.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport (Міжнародний Аеропорт «Вінниця» (Гавришівка)), T0231, Vinnyts'ka oblast, +380 432 271631, fax: +38 0432 355 768. Airport bus 33 runs from the Airport to the Railway Station, Central bus station and West bus station. Schedules are according to the flight schedule. Bus tickets to Railway Station cost 21 hr (to be paid to the driver). Schedules may be found at the website of the airport.

By train[edit]

Freight locomotive TEM2M-063 near Vinnytsia railway station
  • 2 Vinnitsa train station (Залізничний вокзал Вінниця, Централната ЖП гара във Виница), Heroiv Stalinhradu sq., 1 (NE 4 km from centre), +380 432 271631.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

Vinnytsia Tramway

Vinnytsia public transport include Buses, Trams, Trolleys and minibuses. Tramway network routes:

Route № 1 «Railway Station — Electric Power Plant»

Route № 2 «Vishenka — Barske Parkway»

Route № 4 «Railway Station — Barske Parkway»

Route № 5 «Электросеть — Barske Parkway»

Route № 6 «Railway Station — Vishenka»

See[edit]

Map of Vinnytsya

Churches[edit]

St. Nicolas church (1746)
  • Baptist Church. Oe of the largest Evangelical church buildings in Europe.
  • 1 Christ's Resurrection Church (Храм Воскресения Христова), Khmelnitskoe hwy, 5. Built in 1902
  • 2 Dominicans monastery (Преображенський собор-домініканський монастир), Soborna st., 23.
  • 3 St. Nicolas church and bell tower (Миколаївська церква + дзвіниця), Mayakovs'kogo st., 6-12 (SW 2 km). 1746
  • 4 Jesuits monastery (Єзуїтський монастир), Soborna st. 17. Built in 17-18th c.
  • 5 Virgin Mary Church (Костел Діви Марії), Sobornaia str., 12, +380 432 350221. This is part of the former Capuchins monastery (Mонастир капуцинів)

Museums[edit]

  • 6 Afghan War Museum and Slavic War Memorial Park, Kozytskogo st, ~20 (located in the red-brick bell tower). Exhibits include photos, letters and other artifacts representing Vinnytsia soldiers who fought in that war. The Memorial Park contains a large statue representing three different soldiers from World War II. An eternal flame burns in front of the statue.
  • 7 Literary Memorial Museum Kotsiubynskyi (М. Коцюбинського), I. Bevza Street, 15, +380 432 263298. Th-Tu 10:00-17.00. The house where the writer was born and lived until 33 years.
  • 8 Vinnytsia Regional Museum (Vinnytskyi kraieznavchyi muzei, Вінницький обласний краєзнавчий музей), Soborna, (Соборна вул) 19, +380 432 353130, fax: +380 432 353128. Tu-Su 10:00-18:00. It had nearly 90,000 items. The collection includes valuable archeological, numismatic, and ethnographic collections and artworks, such as artefacts from a Bronze Age burial mound (1500–1000 BC) from the village of Hordiivka, Trostianets (Vinnytsia oblast) raion, as well as archeological finds dating from the Scythian and Sarmatian periods. The other exhibition showing artefacts and weapons from the Cossack period of 1648–1676. There is an exhibit about the Soviet-Afgan War, in the 1980s.
  • 9 Regional Art Museum (Обласний художній музей), Soborna st., 21, +380 432 352025, fax: +380 432 353254. 10:00-18:00. This is housed in the former Jesuit monastery - part of the historical-architectural complex “Mura.”
  • 10 Miy kray-Podillia Museum (Mузей Мій край-Поділля), Pyrohova st., 148 (South 3 km), +380 432 536842.
  • 11 Pharmacy Museum-Estate M. Pirogov (Аптека музея-усадьбы М. И. Пирогова), Pirogova str.. It is an exhibition about a Russian surgeon, anatomist, educator, and civic figure; corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and lived in Vinnytsia county (1810-1881).
  • 12 Pyrogov Estate Museum (Mansion-museum of Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov, Музей-садиба М. Пирогова), Pyrogova st.(вул. Пирогова), 155 (Botanical Garden). Tu-Su 10:00-17:00. 1870
  • 13 Show-room at Regional department of National Artist s Union (Виставкова зала обласного відділення Національної спілки художників), Pushkina st. (Bул. Пушкіна), 2.

Monuments[edit]

Hotel Savoy on the main street, 1913
  • 14 Grokholskyi Palace (Палац Грохольських), Michurina str. (вул.Мічуріна), 32 (3.5 km North).
  • 15 Captain Dlugolenskyi House (Будинок капітана Длуголенского), Pervomaiskaya str., (Першотравнева вул) 66.
  • 16 General Brusylov House (Будинок генерала Брусилова), Artinova Arkhitektora str. (Артинова Архітектора вул.), 5.
  • 17 The complex of defensive structures Mury (Комплекс оборонних споруд Мури), Soborna st., 17-21.
"The Walls" remains of fortress walls built around Dominican monastery (1610-1617)
  • 18 Gymnasium (гімназія), Soborna st. 94. Built in 1894.
  • 19 Water tower (Водонапірна башта-водонапірна вежа), Kozytskogo st, ~20, +380 432 353019. Tu-Su 10:00-17:30. Built in 1911. - Here is the Afghan War Museum
  • 20 Hotel Savoy (Готель Савой), Street Kozytskogo / Soborna (вулиця Козицького/вулиця Соборна), 48/36. Outside. A landmark of the City. Built in Neo-Baroque Modern style
  • 21 The building of regional administration (Будинок обласної державної адміністрації), Sobornaya str., 70.
  • 22 Secondary school building (College, училище, Будівля реального училища), Teatralnaya str. (Театральна вул.), 18/87.   Build in 1891.
  • 23 House of Commander Chetkov (Будинок капітана Четкова- особняк капітана Четкова), Pushkina st., 38.
  • Nativity of the Virgin cathedral? (Cобор Різдва Богородиці), Ivana Boguna str. 1912-14
  • 24 Crypt of M. Pirogov (Склеп-усипальниця М. І. Пирогова), Vishnevskogo 1 ln.(Вишневського 1-й пров) (SW 5 km). Near here St.Nicolas the Miracle-Worker church-mausoleum (Kомплекс церкви-мавзолея Св.Миколи Чудотворця) - Built in 1885
  • 25 Former Mansion (Палац), Chkalova st., 15. 19th century.
  • House of count D.Geiden (будинок графа Д.Гейдена), L. Tolstogo st., 2?. 1912
  • St.John the Divine church? (Церква Іоана Богословаруський). Russian style
  • Roshen Fountain (Фонтан Рошен), Roshen Embankment (Opposite the island of Kemp). Water and light music show takes place every evening.
The "Roshen Fountain"
  • Vaksman family’s real estate (24 Chkalov Street). Built by architect Moisey Aaronovitch Vaksman in 1915 in Art Nouveau style. Architectural landmark.
  • Vinnytsia city council (Вінницька міська рада), Soborna St., 59, +380 432 595100, fax: +380 432 595101.
  • 26 Vinnytsia TV Tower (in the north-western part of the city, in a forest-park; take tram 2, 4, 6 to 'Lisopark'). This is a 354 metre high guyed steel tube mast used for FM- and TV-transmission. A special feature of its structure are three crossbars arranged in 120 degree angles in two levels, running from its structure to the guys. TV Tower Vinnytsia is not the only guyed mast of this unusual design in former Soviet Union, one of the tallest. It was built in 1961.

Day tours[edit]

  • 27 Selysche (20km SW of Vinnytsa - daily bus connections). Cherlenkivskyi castle, 16-18th century. Monastery ruins, end of 17th century.
  • 28 Voronovytsia (27km SE of Vinnytsia - to/from trains). Wooden Church of St. Michael, Grokholskyi palace and park (1770), Archangel Michael Church (1793), Virgin Mary Church (1777).

Do[edit]

Parks[edit]

Glory Memorial and eternal fire in Kozitsky Park
  • 1 Central City Park (Центральний міський парк), Gagarina sq.. Founded in 1936. The area is 40 ha. In the park are a concert hall "Rainbow", a summer theater, a stadium, an ice rink, the City Planetarium.
  • 2 Gorky Central Recreation Park (Центральний парк відпочинку ім.М.Горького), Khlibna st., 1.
  • 3 Park of friendship of people (Парк Дружби Народів), Kosmonavtiv ave./Stakhurskoho.
  • 4 Zoo (Зоопарк), Tarnohrodskoho, 9 (N 7 km), +380 432 539389.

Sport[edit]

  • 5 Avangard Swimming pool (Спортивний комплекс Авангард), Soborna st., 1, +380 432 671253.
  • 6 Mayak Sportcomplex (Спорткомплекс "Маяк"), str. Poryka Vasylia, 28 (West ~3 km).

Theatres[edit]

Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre
  • 7 Arlekin Children Theater (Дитячий театр Арлекін), Street Teatralna (Вулиця Театральна), 25/8, +380 67 9244019.
  • 8 Ihromaniia Entertaining complex (Ігровий центр Ігроманія), Stanislavskoho st.,7 (N ~4 km), +380 432 656935.
  • 9 Khimik Theater (Дом культури Хімік), Nekrasova str., 25 (NE).
  • 10 Officers' Club concert hall (Концертний зал Будинка офіцерів), Peremohy sq., 1, +380 432 261009.
  • 11 Regional Philharmonic Society (Обласна філармонія), Khmelnytske highway, 7, +380 432 660500.
  • 12 Sadovskyi Ukrainian Theatre of Music and Drama (Будівля театру ім.Садовського Український музично-драматичний театр Садовського), Street Teatralna (Вулиця Театральна), 13, +380 432 322661. 1910. Cap.:700 seats
  • 13 Zoria Theater (Міський палац мистецтв Зоря), Chervonoarmiiska st., 44, +380 432 278734.

Buy[edit]

Markets[edit]

  • 1 Kyivskyi Market (Ринок Київський), Kyivska st. (вул. Київська) ~110 (N ~4km).
  • 2 Pryvokzalnyi Market (Ринок Привокзальний), Pryvokzalna, 1A (At the Railway Station).
  • 3 Wholesale market (Оптовий ринок), Papanina st.,.
  • 4 Centralni Market (Ринок Центральний), Kotsiubynskoho ave., 13.
  • 5 Market MAKY (Ринок МАКИ), 50-richchia Peremohy st., 34.
  • 6 Suputnyk Market (Ринок Супутник), Hrushevs'koho st.,~66.

Malls[edit]

Shopping centre
  • Gamanets Shopping centre (Торговий центр Гаманець), Stanislavskoho pass., 7/46. (NE 5km), +380 432 656929.
  • 7 Zhovten Shopping centre (Торговий центр Жовтень), Kotsiubynskoho ave., 34/46, +380 432 270356.
  • 8 Kvartal (Торговий Центр Квартал), Papanina st., 1A (At the Railway Station), +380 432 504400, +380 67 4332715.
  • 9 Petrocenter Shopping centre (Торговий Центр Петроцентр), Kotsiubynskoho ave.(Коцюбинського просп), 70 (East - Tram 1, 4, 6 or Trolley 5, 6, 11 to 'Muzey Kotsubynskoho'), +380 432 263080.
  • 10 Sky Park Magicentr Shopping centre (Торговий центр Магіцентр), Kozytskoho str(Козицького вул.). 51 (Tram 1, 4, 6 to stop 'Internatsionalna'), +380 432-509070. 08:00-23:00.
  • 11 Vinnitsa Department Store (Вінницький універмаг), Gagarina sq.(Гагаріна пл.), 2 (Central), +380 432 321048. M-F 08:00-17:00.
  • 12 [dead link] Feride plaza Shopping centre (Торгово-развлекательный центр Фериде-Плаза), Pyrogova st.(Пирогова вул.), 23 (Tram 1, 2, 5, 6 to 'Likarnya Pyrohovo'), +380 432 557755. 09:00–22:00.
  • 13 Bastyliya Shopping centre (Торгівельний центр Бастилія), Pyrogova str.(Пирогова вул.), 31, +380 432 536636.

Eat[edit]

  • McDonald's (Ресторан МакДональдс), Street Sobornaya, 51, +380 432 520440, +380 432 520450. Wi-Fi.
  • New-York-Street Pizzeria (Кафе-піцерія New-York-Street-Pizza), Street Hrushevskoho, 50 (Center), +380 432 354166. Pizzeria chain.
  • Chelentano Pizzeria (Піцерія Челентанo), Str. Kozytskoho, 53 (Center), +380 432 509056. Pizzeria chain.
  • 1 Domino Pizzeria (Піцерія Доміно), Str. Stusa Vasylia, 7 (1 km west of Center), +380 432 579500.
  • 2 Pіdkova Restaurant (Ресторан Підкова), Soborna, 15A (Center), +380 432 690292.
  • 3 SushiYA Japanese Restaurant (Японський ресторан СушіЯ), Str. Kozytskoho(ул. Козицкого), 51 (Center in the Sky Park Shopping Center (ТРК "Sky Park")), +380 432 656596. Daily 10:00-22:00.
  • 4 Yerevan Restaurant (Ресторан Єреван), Str. Pushkina, 42 (Center), +380 432 694157.
  • Lviv Handmade Chocolate Confectionery (Кавярня-магазин Львівська Майстерня Шоколаду), Soborna (вул. Соборна), 101/1, +380 43 2562644. 10:00-23:00. Cafe chain.
  • 5 Restaurant Bacchus (Ресторан Бахус), Street Kyivska, 14 (near Central Bus Station), +380 432 671569. Wi-Fi
  • 6 Restaurant Izium (Ресторан Ізюм), Ave. Kotsiubynskoho, 11 (One block to Railway Station), +380 432 554828.

Drink[edit]

  • Pechena Kartoplya (Кафе Печена Картопля), Street Stanislavskoho,7A, +380 432 656927. Coffee and fast food.
  • 1 Planet Moda-Bar (Нічний клуб Планета Moda-Bar), Str. Stetsenka, 75A (near Central Bus Station), +380 432 690440. A night club.

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Dacha Mini Hotel and Hostel (Мини отель Дача), Street Pryvokzalnaya (ул. Привокзальная), 19-а (Next to 'OKKO' gas station), +380 67 4305808. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. 8-bed dorm 150 hr, dbl room with shower 350 hr, 'deluxe' dbl 500 hr, suite 800 hr.
  • 2 Ideal (Готель Ідеал), Street Nekrasova (ул. Некрасова), 73 (E 2km), +380 432 263818, +380 97 531931. Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 12:00. Bar, kitchen with room-service, laundry, 24/7, car park, taxi order, Wi-Fi Standard 190 hr, Semi-deluxe 300 hr, Deluxe 500 hr.
  • 3 Tovmed Hotel (Готель Товмед), Street Lebedynskoho, 5-7 (East), +380 432 690207, +380 432 690208. Also here is a restaurant, 19 rooms/38 beds.
  • 4 Savoi-Ukraina Hotel (Готель Савой-Україна), Kozytskogo str.,48/36 (Center), +380 432 358067, +380 432 321771, +380 432 359060.
  • 5 Vinnitsa Hotel (Готель Вінниця), Soborna str. (Ул.Соборная), 69 (Center), +380 432 562782. 25 rooms /52 beds. Wi-Fi sgl 300 hr, dbl from 480 hr.
  • 6 Podillya Hotel and Restaurant (Готель Поділля), Pushkina st., 4 (Center), +380 432 592233, +380 432 592252. Three star. 95 rooms, 122 beds. From US$40.
  • 7 [dead link] Burgoise (Burzhuy) Hotel (Готель Буржуй), Teatralna st., 22-24 (Center), +380 432 562929, +380 93 6847452.
  • 8 Zhovtnevyi Hotel (Готель Жовтневий), Pyrogova st., 2 (Next to Tsum Department Store), +380 432 359336.
  • 9 Saphari Club Hotel (Готель "Сафарі Клуб), Bloka str., 28 (West 1km), +380 432 570515. 65 rooms, 110 beds.
  • 10 Dobrodiy Hotel and Restaurant (Готель "Добродій"), Street Medvedeva, 7A (West 1.3 km), +380 432 513432. Wi-Fi, Cafe
  • 11 Hotel Gostinnyi dvir (Готель Гостинний двір), Street Pyrohova, 137 (SW 4 km), +380 432 352482. Three star. From 44$.
  • 12 RIA Hostel, Street Frunze, 4 (Tram to Stop 'Munitsipalny Rynok'), +380 432 555200. 3 rooms, 6 beds four-bed dorm 150 hr, dbl room 350 hr.
  • 13 Hotel Avtoport (Отель Автопорт, Винницкие хутора), Turbovskoye shosse ( ул.Турбовское шоссе), 6 th km (NE 6 km - Bus 3 a to 'Sto' and walk 2 km or take a taxi). 7 rooms, 14 beds. dbl shared bath/ dbl with bath 140/190 hr.
  • 14 Panska Hata (Панська хата с.Винницкие хутора), Street Michurina (ул. Мичурина), 88 (SE 5 km), +380 432 575744, +380 67 7352877, +380 432 620191, +380 67 7173258, fax: +380 432 575744. 10 rooms, 21 beds. US$33-50.
  • 15 Sadyba (Mansion) Hotel (Гостиница Садыба), Nemirovskovo shosse 7th kilometer, Pisarevka village (7-й километр Немировского шоссе, с. Писаревка) (SE 8 km). Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Two star. 12 rooms, 24 beds. dbl shared bath/dbl with bath 220/280 hr.
  • 16 Katrin (Отель Катрин), Street Artema (вул. Артема), 5 (Trolleybus 5, 6, 11 to stop "Papanina St"), +380 432 692030, +380 97 5040403, +380 93 3030232. Two star. 17 rooms/34 beds. Sgl/dbl shared bath/ dbl with bath 220/260/350 hr.
  • 17 Rhytm (Ритм), Street Tarnovskoho (ул. Тарногродского) (N 2km). Check-in: 12:00. Two star. 6 rooms, 12 beds. Room Service. Conference hall. Possibility to order breakfast in the room. Laundry and ironing clothes. Taxi. Restaurant. Finnish sauna. Wi-Fi sgl/dbl shared bath/dbl with bath 250/290/440 hr.
  • 18 Drive club (Гостинично-ресторанный комплекс Drive Club), Street Tarnovskoho (ул. Тарногродского), 42a - next to Rhytm Hotel (N 2.5 km), +380 67 4305808. Check-in: 12:00. 5 rooms, 10 beds. Three star. Restaurant, bar, free parking, air conditioning dbl with shower/dbl with bath 360/390 hr.
  • Kontinent 1 (Континент1). Three star. From US$40.
  • Hotel Versaly (Версаль), (пгт Стрижавка, урочище Дубовый Гай). 40 rooms, 54 beds. From 50 $.
  • Denina Hotel (Денинна). 3 rooms, 6 beds. From US$50.
  • Dacha (Дача). 8 rooms, 16 beds. From US$50.

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