The ex-presenters showed the snowy Ivano-Frankivsk and the winter Carpathians. They chose the best locations in their opinion, where you can meet the Christmas weekend. This weekend is a good opportunity to go on a little winter trip with family or friends. Tourist locations in Ivano-Frankivsk and the Carpathians.
Top 7 tourist locations in Ivano-Frankivsk and the Carpathians, where you should go for Christmas 2022
- Independence Street
From this street, the presenters advise you to start looking at Ivano-Frankivsk. This is a party pedestrian street, where many cafes, coffee houses, and interesting shops are concentrated. The length of the Sotka is 450 meters. She will lead you to the main tree of the city. There is a Christmas market with mulled wine and souvenirs, and the residence of St. Nicholas, and much more.
- Town hall
In Ivano-Frankivsk, there is also Market Square, where there is a beautiful Town Hall. It is considered the second center of the city. Nearby there is a Christmas market, an ice skating rink, and beautiful historic buildings that adorn the city. You can go up to the Town Hall and see a panoramic view of Ivano-Frankivsk. Above there is a circular platform where you can see everything at 360 degrees. Ticket price – 20 UAH.
Ivano-Frankivsk began from this wall, which is 350 years old. Then he was still called Stanislav. It was a huge stone fortress, but today there is only one bastion left. Now it is not just a remnant of a wall, but a fortress gallery, which was opened in 2002 after the restoration of the sight. Inside there are not only shops and cafes but also many exhibitions. And also literary evenings are held. Once it was the center of defense, and now it is a cultural center.
- Volchinets Hills
At this location ( 300 meters above the ground), the entire Ivano-Frankivsk will be at a glance. Previously, it was an ordinary mountain, where people used to have picnics in summer, and in winter they just walked and sledded. In 2021, they made an upgrade there: they put tables, benches, cafes, and a beautiful swing.
A cultural innovation center has been created in the premises of the old Promprylad plant, which is located in Ivano-Frankivsk. Various businesses, startups, laboratories, and workshops were gathered there. The bottom line is to create the best opportunities for the implementation of ideas at one location. There is also a cafe and bar where parties and stand-ups are held. They also plan to open a business school, a coworking space, a contemporary art center, an exhibition hall, a concert venue, and a cinema and concert hall.
Verkhovyna is the heart of the Carpathians and the capital of the Hutsul region. There are practically no big hotels there, but you can stay at the homes of the locals and get an incredible charge of color. Museums Hutsulshchyna and Didova Pharmacy will tell about old folk traditions and secrets of the longevity of Hutsuls. Here you can also taste Carpathian tea and various tinctures. The museum of Hutsul magic will tell the secrets about local healers and molfars. The Museum of Hutsul Musical Instruments is the first private museum in this region, which was opened by the virtuoso musician Roman Kumlik. It houses over a thousand exhibits and over 350 musical instruments.
This region in western Ukraine is popular, interesting, and beautiful. If you do not have a lot of time, then in the Carpathian park-museum in miniature you can look at Yaremche and its surroundings in 15 minutes. There are all the main attractions of the region: the bridge over the Proboy waterfall, realistic viaducts from Vorokhta, tunnels, the Tatariv railway station. Also, this park museum is called a kind of tourist map: you come, choose objects that you like, then go and see them in full size. In addition, you must visit the Yaremche Menagerie, where you can independently catch and cook Carpathian trout.