Dragobrat, Zakarpattia region (Ukraine)
Ski resort Dragobrat is located in the Ukrainian Carpathians at the foot of Mount Stog at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level. This is the highest mountain base in Ukraine. On the south side, Dragobrat is bordered by the Svidovets ridge, which has the shape of a horseshoe. The height difference within the resort is 410 m, there are 4 ski slopes, which are prepared by snow groomers, the longest of these routes has a length of 1300 m, there are 5 drag lifts. Dragobrat is known among ski lovers for the longest season in Ukraine – the snow cover lasts from November to May.
They get here from Ivano-Frankivsk. From it, 150 km away is the village of Yasinya, from where specialized transport will take you to the resort. That is, the road to Dragobrat is quite long.
Tourists can be accommodated in a hotel with 74 beds and two cottages with 20 beds each.
Odessa, Odessa region (Ukraine)
According to TOPPHARMACYSCHOOLS, Odessa was founded in 1794 by Catherine II as a port to expand ties with Europe. Once upon a time, an ancient Greek settlement was located on the site of Odessa. Conveniently located geographically, Odessa quickly turned from a small settlement into a commercial, industrial and scientific center of European importance. The “golden age” of Odessa is associated with the name of one of the first mayors, Duke de Rechelier. Today the city continues to develop, now as a major industrial and resort center of Ukraine.
In Odessa, you can visit many interesting excursions. There are excursions dedicated to the criminal, musical, literary past of the city, excursions to the catacombs, to the wine-making house, where white and red wines are produced from the best grape varieties of the south of Ukraine.
It is best to start an independent study of the city from Primorsky Boulevard. Rows of maples, plane trees, chestnuts and lindens stretched along its entire length. The main entrance to Primorsky Boulevard is the Potemkin Stairs. It was built in 1837-1841. An amazing feature of this architectural monument is that no matter what side you look at – from below or from above, the staircase does not converge in perspective, the reason for which is the different width of its upper and lower flights. In the southern part of the boulevard there is the building of the City Duma, a monument to A. S. Pushkin, the Palace of Sailors (the former palace of Countess Naryshkina). In the northern part of the boulevard is one of the most striking architectural monuments of Odessa – Vorontsov Palace. It was built by the architect F. Boffo in 1824-1827. Small in volume, the palace attracts with the ease of execution of each facade. It is worth visiting Ekaterininskaya Square, which is a monument of urban art, Deribasovskaya Street, the favorite street of Odessans, with which many pages of the city’s history are connected, French Boulevard, the most beautiful place in Odessa. The true jewel of the city is the Opera and Ballet Theatre. This building was built in 1887 by architects F. Felmer and G. Gelmer in the Viennese Baroque style. Its facades are decorated with loggias, balconies, allegorical sculptural compositions symbolizing all types of theatrical art. in Odessathere are a large number of Orthodox temples and churches. Among them, the most famous are the St. Nicholas Church (end of the 18th century) and the Holy Dormition Monastery (beginning of the 19th century).
The main museums of Odessa are the Archaeological Museum, the oldest museum in the city, with 170 thousand exhibits from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages; Maritime Museum: Art Museum, where the works of Aivazovsky, Kostandi, Kuindzhi, Vereshchagin, Vrubel and many others are presented in the Golden Fund; Museum of Western and Oriental Art, where you can see paintings by Michelangelo da Caravaggio, Alessandro Magnasco, Francesco Guardi, Bernardo Bellotto, as well as works by Flemish and Dutch masters; Literary Museum.
Odessa rich in entertainment for every taste – these are nightclubs, cinemas, casinos, water parks. Every year on April 1, a cheerful and colorful festival “Humorina” is held here, where famous comedians and satirists of the CIS perform, as well as a carnival procession.