Zaporizhia is one of the largest regional centers of Ukraine – a remarkable industrial and cultural center, and an important river port. You will learn about the development of Prydniprovsky region and visit the central avenue of Zaporizhya.
Zaporizhzhia has a special charm, as its buildings, in the so-called Stalin Empire-style, are decorated with elaborate patterns, classical columns, and porticos in the neoclassic spirit. One can admire many of them walking along the Lenin Avenue – the longest avenue in Europe! Zaporizhzhia also has many museums, the most popular ones being the Weapon History Museum and the Museum of Retro Automobiles.
Overview of a breathtaking view of the huge dam of Dniproges – famous first Soviet hydro-electric power-station in Zaporizhia and the oldest hydroelectric power station on the Dnipro River.
Khortytsia is the heart of Zaporizhia, rightfully attracting the most people to the region. It is the biggest island on the Dnipro River. The island is famous for its unique nature and interesting archeological findings. But the most vivid scenes of the island’s history are undoubtedly connected to the Zaporizhian Cossacks, who founded the Cossacks' Republic here in the 16th century.
Today, Khortytsia is a beautiful national historical and natural reserve, where many types of rare plants and animals can be found.
All of the relics are kept in the History Museum of the Zaporizhian Cossacks. Its collection has over thirty thousand items that help show the history of the island during Cossack rule: there are weapons, clothes, everyday knickknacks, and items used in a church. The museum’s exhibits cover other periods, too: ancient times and Kyivan Rus, as well as the modern history of the region.
The historic-cultural complex “Zaporizhian Sich” is also one of the island’s main attractions. It is a reconstruction of an old Cossack fortress and it takes visitors into the Sich atmosphere of 16th - 18th centuries. Here you may see a wooden church, built in the traditional style, Cossacks’ straw huts, carts and wagons, and various other buildings.