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Little Japan in Ukraine: what to see in Uzhhorod in spring

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What to see in Uzhhorod

You don't have to travel far to get a taste of Asia. This city in Zakarpattia is known not only for its picturesque landscapes and historical monuments but also for its fabulous atmosphere.

A particularly magical period for tourists comes in spring when nature wakes up. This usually happens in late March or early April and lasts about two weeks. At this point, travelers come from all over the country to see a work of art: the blossoming of trees with pale pink flowers.

The most popular locations:

  • Svobody Avenue;
  • Zakarpatska, Hrushevskoho, Mytna, Sobranetska, and Brashchaikiv streets;
  • Tomas Masaryk Square;
  • St. Tatiana's Park;
  • Teatralna Square near the pedestrian bridge and the Bavka Puppet Theater;
  • Slovianska, Pravoslavna and Kyivska embankments;
  • the alley of the oldest sakura trees in Uzhhorod;
  • The Drama Theater, etc.
Little Japan in Ukraine: what to see in Uzhhorod in spring

What to visit in the city in spring?

  • Japanese "Garden of Stones"

Created in honor of the famous flower trees. It is located in the park near the Uzh river. Here you can wander along stony paths, admire dwarf plants and relax.

  • Old Town

The historic center with its cobblestone streets, old buildings, and cozy cafes is a place to plunge into the atmosphere of the past.

Little Japan in Ukraine: what to see in Uzhhorod in spring
  • Castle Hill

The top offers a magnificent view of the city, the reservoir and the surrounding area.

  • Uzhhorod Castle

Built in the XIII century, it is one of the main architectural structures. Over the years, it has stood guard through numerous sieges and wars.

Little Japan in Ukraine: what to see in Uzhhorod in spring
  • Botanical garden

The oldest in Ukraine. It has a collection of more than 6000 species of plants collected from all over the world. Here you can admire exotic flora. You can also visit the greenhouses where papaya, bananas, mimosa, eucalyptus, various palms and cacti grow. There is also a rose garden with about 120 varieties of roses.

  • Linden Alley

It is a favorite vacation spot for the locals. A walk under the shade of honey trees will help you to distract yourself and be here and now.

  • Korzo

The main street with numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and souvenir shops. It's always crowded and fun, and in the summer, concerts are often held here.

Little Japan in Ukraine: what to see in Uzhhorod in spring
  • Jewish synagogue

It is one of the most beautiful in Europe. It constantly attracts the attention of tourists. It is located near Teatralna Square. The premises are currently used by the Zakarpattia Regional Philharmonic.

  • Holy Cross Cathedral

An architectural monument that was transferred to the Greek Catholic community. Inside you will see a Baroque iconostasis. By the way, the walls of the shrine were painted by the famous artist Yosyp Bokshai. Bishops are buried in the crypt, in the dungeons of the prayer room. Opposite the church, a square was arranged and dedicated to St. Mary Theresa. It was she who used to own the building.

Little Japan in Ukraine: what to see in Uzhhorod in spring
  • Cafe "Under the Castle"

The oldest institution and at the same time a museum, which has been operating since 1988. It keeps exhibits from the period of Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet period. You can not only look at these items but also try different drinks, for example, Czech Coca-Cola (kofola).

  • Owl's Nest

A stone building from 1781. At first it was used as a brewery, and later as a hotel. Since independence, this place has been chosen as a location for wine festivals and theme parties.

  • Mustard Seed

Not just a restaurant but a real treasure trove of authentic Zakarpattia cuisine. This 70-meter-long pedestrian lane connects two main arteries. It is decorated in the retro style of the 30s of the last century.

  • Mineral springs with beneficial properties

You can get water in Bozdosh Park and in the courtyard of the children's hospital.

Regardless of what you are looking for - romance, adventure, or just relaxation - Uzhhorod will certainly surprise you.

Here are some tips to help you plan your trip:

  • Book your accommodation in advance as the city is very busy in spring.
  • Take comfortable shoes with you as you will be walking a lot.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture all the beautiful sights and wonders of nature.
  • Try the traditional Transcarpathian cuisine.
  • Relax and enjoy what you see!

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