Considered the powerhouse of business and politics in Ukraine, Dnipro is a lively city located on the Dnieper River. This historic city boasts leafy boulevards, 19th-century houses and excellent history museums highlighting its famous Jewish heritage.
Things to do in Dnipro
Start your exploration of Dnipro at the Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine Museum, the world’s third-largest memorial complex area dedicated to the Holocaust. Admire its seven-branched menorah design, then step inside to watch multimedia presentations and holograms dedicated to traditions of Judaism. Don’t miss the moving “The Break of the World” installation and the panoramic city views from the top of Menorah Centre.
History enthusiasts can visit the Transfiguration Cathedral to admire its beautiful facade decorated with a mosaic of the Transfiguration of the Lord, where Empress Catherine the Great herself laid the foundation stone in 1787. If you’re looking for some retail therapy, head to Katerynoslavsky Boulevard to browse its international shops, concept stores and quaint boutiques.
Traveling with the kids? Take them to Lazar Globa Park, a family-friendly park featuring a summer theatre, children’s railway, roller coasters and a dolphinarium. For a romantic night out, visit White Swan Fountain to see its nightly water jet show and illuminated features.
Don’t miss Rocket Park’s unique landscape dotted with Soviet-era rockets. Step inside the park’s museum to learn more about the history of the development of cosmonautics and the various achievements of Ukrainian science and technology.
Getting around Dnipro
Dnipro International Airport is 15 kilometers outside of Dnipro, while trains and buses travel from nearby cities. In Dnipro, there are frequent shared taxis, trolleybuses and trams available.