Ivano-Frankivsk

Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukrainian: Івано-Франківськ, [iˈβ̞ɑno frɑnˈkifsʲk]) (formerly in Polish: Stanisławów, German: Stanislau) is a city in the Ukrainian part of East Galicia.

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Manyava Skete

is a monastery. It was founded in 1611 by Iov Knyagynytsky. Today it’s a living man’s Orthodox Monastery of the Kiev Patriarchate. In 1621 Maniava Cell was surrounded by a stone wall with three defensive towers, where the inhabitants of surrounding villages could take a refuge during the attacks of the Turks and Crimean Tatars. It was one of the biggest Christian centers in Galicia. It had a large library and was famous for the main iconostasis. - Maniava Cell is also known because of the Blessed Stone. According to believers, it’s a place of prayer and purification. This is a first shelter, a cell for the Carpathian apostles. The Blessed Stone is almost kilometer distance from the bridge at the Mount Manyavka near the monastery lake. The Stone is located in a huge cave or niche. This is a typical ancient monk’s dwelling. - For day tour


Church of the Holy Resurrection

Greek Catholic Cathedral. Former Jesuitic church. Primitively his foundation was stopped up in 1720 year, and building of church is complete in 1729 year. During 1753 - 1763 under the direction of engineer-fortification S. Pototskyi a new temple is erected in style of baroque. The temple restored: in 1885 and in 1955 years.



Shevchenkove village

Visit the more than 800 years old, St.Pantaleon church (церква св.Пантелеймона), 1194, 1598-1611. - WARNING! If you take public transport (i.e. bus or marshrutka) look for you take right place, because two other Shevchenkove are in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.


Kalush

Presentation of the Christ at the Temple Church (1899), Museum of Ivan Franko family, St. Nicolas church (1888), St. Apostle Andrew church (1792), St. Valentine church, Museum of Kalush district, St. Archistratigus Michael church (1913), Town hall.

SEE   —  Map


Silpo Supermarket

Electronic goods here at Supermarket "ABC Technika" ( супермаркет електроніки "АБВ Техніка"). - More units:: Blvd. Northern University. Pushkin 2a str. Dniester, 3 (бул. Північний ім. Пушкіна, 2а, вул. Дністровська, 3)


Literary Museum

It was opened on May, 16, 1986. The display of museum tells about development of literary process of our land from the oldest times to the present. Prykarpattia Literary Museum is counted by 40 thousand exhibits.



Railway station

From Ivano-Frankivsk you can get to the Kyiv, Moscow, Minsk, Bucharest, Varna and Sofia by direct trains. Trains from Lviv (where you can connect to Poland) or Chernivtsi (where you can connect to Romania).


White Building

– It is the main administration building of Ivano-Frankivsk and the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. In front of the building there are two full-size sculptural monuments of Franko and Shevchenko.

SEE   —  Map


Monument to Adam Mickiewicz

(1930), it was reconstructed in 1989, located on Adam Mickewicz Square next to a regional concert hall. It is the oldest surviving monument in the city and was built on 20 November 1898.

SEE   —  Square Mickiewicz

Shevchenko Park

– a big park that consists of an amusement park, a big lake with swans, couple of full-size football fields, and many others interesting places worth of seeing. Founded in 1895

DO   —  Vul. Shevchenko,

Bus station No.1

[http://www.ivfrankivsk.if.ua/menu.php?id=103 Timetable] {{dead link|May 2016}}, buses to Chernivtsi (UAH24, 4 hours, at least 3 daily). [http://ticket.bus.com.ua/ Tickets]


Hotel Dnister

Sovietish. Quite big and dark rooms but nice staff with no English, a lift. Several rooms with bathroom en-suite, others with shared. Water supply unreliable. -31 rooms


Horodenka town

See here the Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary church + cells (костел Непорочного Зачаття Діви Марії), 1743-60; and the Armenian church (вірменський костел), 1706.

SEE   —  Map

100m stretch (''stometrivka'')

– unofficial local name for part of Independence (Nezalezhnosti) Street that consists of series of shops and restaurants and is restricted to pedestrian traffic only.

BUY   —  Nezalezhnosti str.

City lake

It was the former zoo area of Pototskyi. Now, urban lake - one of the main recreational areas of the City. Here is the romantic Island of Love.

DO   —  Map

Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport

has connections with flights to Kiev, Moscow (Domodedovo) and Lviv, it is however relatively small. The bigger airport nearby is in Lviv.


Rohatyn town

And its sights: the St.Nicolas church (Миколаївський костел), 1538-1555, 1650's.; the Holy Spirit church (Святодухівська церква), 1598.

SEE   —  Map

Chernelytsya Castle and Dominicans church

A pretty village with the Castle remains, 1670's; Dominicans church ruins, 1661. [http://ua.vlasenko.net/chernelytsia/index.html Pics]


Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Museum

Found in 1940. Former Town hall (Ratusha) - Art Deco building from 1930s standing in the middle of Market Square (''Ploshcha Rynok'').


Sport-Recreational Center Tsunami

, contains an ice arena for the city hockey events, an aquapark, hotel (phone +380 342 714069) and restaurant (phone +380 342 714069).


Panorama Plaza Entertaintment Center

There is a Night Club, a Pub (phone +380 342 773010 / 067 3425550), Bowling, Karaoke Bar (phone +380 68 1442855, +380 342 711204)


Yaremche village and Waterfall "Probiy"

Many outdoor option. Good base for a hike to Peak Hoverla the highest place in Ukraine. Also there is the Vorokhta ski resort


Stanislav fortress compound

Made in the form of regular hexagon (with a width of 400m side) with additional bastions , redoubts and fort.

SEE   —  Fortechnyi lane

St.Michael (Ascension) church in Chesnyky village

- An architectural monument of national importance. More than six hundreds years old, rebuilt in 1800's.


Bogorodchany town

Dominicans monastery (Домініканський монастир), 1742-62. - Good for a day (or a half day) tour


St. Demetrius church

A wooden church from 1902. Church carpathians type. It is belonged to greco-catholic society.


Armenian Church

Presently used by one of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Baroque. Built in 1743-63.


Panorama Plaza shopping center

Here is the Food supermarket "Vopak" (супермаркет "Вопак"), tel.:+380 342 710389


Halych Castle, 1590's

Also here the Nativity of Christ church (церква Різдва Христова), 1400's, 1906


Rukh Stadium

This is a sport complex consisting of the major arena and two auxiliary fields


Museum of Life and Ethnography of the Western Region

There are ethnography, culture and education exhibitions. - A school, today?


Krylos

It was the Old Halych, there is an etno park with an beautiful wood Church

SEE   —  Map

Bastion

Several art galleries and shops in a renovated part of old fortress walls.

BUY   —  Fortechna 1

Protection of the Virgin church

Consecrated in 1905. One of the best Ukrainian churches iconostases.


Velmart Shopping Centre

Include: supermarket "City.com" (супермаркет електроніки "City.com")


Regional Art Museum

Former Blessed Virgin church or Collegiate Church of Virgin Mary.


Polish Church

Roman Catholic. Church of Christ the Lord. Built in 1927-1938.


Hirka Stadium

, property of the Ivano-Frankivsk Locomotive Maintenance Plant


Kosiv

a small Hutsul settlement with a remnants of a small castle

SEE   —  Map

Pniv town

Famous about Kuropatvys castle (Замок Куропатвів), 1580.

SEE   —  Map

Battle of Grunwald monument

– commemorating the defeat of the Teutonic Order in 1410

SEE   —  Map

Nauka Stadium

belongs to Prykarpattia National University of Stefanyk


Arsen Shopping Centre

- There is an electronics supermarket (Eldorado)


Park Hotel

Only four-star hotel in the city. 36 rooms


Kolomyia

A historical city in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

SEE   —  Map

Epicenter Shopping Center

- Electronic supermarket "Tekhnoyarmarok"


Fenomen

Clean and cozy hostel.


Central folk house

Concerts hold here


Nyva

88 beds, 36 rooms


St. Joseph church

Neo-Gothic style.

SEE   —  Mochulskoho Str., 1

Jesuits church

Built in 1729.

SEE   —  Hriunvaldska str., 3

Hotel Ukraina

SLEEP   —  Map

City Brewery

SEE   —  Map

Panorama Plaza

DRINK   —  Map

Cosmos Cinema

DO   —  Map

About Ivano-Frankivsk

Built in the mid 17th century as a private fortress of the Potocki family, with the partition of Poland in 1772 Ivano-Frankivsk was passed to the Habsburg Empire, after which it became the property of the State authorities of the Austrian Empire. It was during that time that the fortress was transformed into one of the most prominent cities at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. After World War I, for a short stint it served as temporary capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic, after the fall of which Stanisławów became part of the Second Polish Republic. At the dawn of World War II, the city was annexed by the Soviet Union, only to be occupied by Nazi Germany two years later. With the liberation of Ukraine in 1944, a Soviet regime was established in the city for the next 45 years. - A city visitor may find elements of various cultures intertwined within Ivano-Frankivsk, the Polish Rathaus, the Austrian city's business center, the Soviet panel multi-storied residential apartment buildings at the city's urban-rural fringe, and others. The city is situated in the Carpathian region northeast of the mountain range, sitting approximately 120 m above mean sea level.


Source: wikivoyage