Top 10 Things to do in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

September 24, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Donetsk Oblast (Ukrainian: Доне́цька о́бласть, Donets'ka oblast', also referred to as Donechchyna, Ukrainian: Донеччина Donechchyna, Russian: Доне́цкая о́бласть, Donetskaya oblast [dɐˈnʲɛtskəjə ˈobɫəsʲtʲ]) is an oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. It is the most populated oblast, with around 4.5 million residents. Its administrative center is Donetsk; however, its Regional State Administration was temporarily relocated to Mariupol because of the ongoing crisis in Donetsk. Historically, the region is an important part of the Donbas region. Until November 1961, it bore the name Stalino Oblast as Donetsk was then named "Stalino", in honour of Joseph Stalin.
Restaurants in Donetsk Oblast

1. Donbass Arena

Chelyuskintsev vul. 189E, Donetsk 83001, Ukraine +380 6238 88883
Excellent
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5 based on 186 reviews

Donbass Arena

Reviewed By PaulVance - Montreal, Canada

The best stadium I visited during Euro 2012, with an atmosphere bettered only by Warsaw's National Stadium on the night Poland played Russia.
The Stadium sits in the Donbass valley, and is part of a large parkland area which also includes the impressive war memorial and the Planetarium, i think.
I was there during the Euros in June 2012.

2. Park of Forged Figures

Behind Donetsk City Hall, Donetsk, Ukraine
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 109 reviews

Park of Forged Figures

Reviewed By Igor_1955 - Donetsk, Ukraine

Unique out-of-doors park, with the wonderful forged figures. Every forged sculpture surprisingly passes appearances of fairy-tale heroes that actually very difficult to express in a metal. On my opinion, it succeeded all of authors simply of genius! New sculptures appears every year. This year appeared the sculpture from Georgian diaspora. Shocking place! Arrive and look!

3. Pushkin Boulevard

Pushkin Boulevard, Donetsk, Ukraine
Excellent
84%
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5 based on 69 reviews

Pushkin Boulevard

Reviewed By D_and_G_2008 - Hong Kong, China

It is a beautiful park parallel to the main Artema St. After we done with the main attractions in Artema St. such as the Transfiguration Church, we walked to the Pushkin Boulevard. We walked a long the Boulevard and all the way to Park Shcherbakova. There are many nice restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine along the Pushkin Boulevard. You can have an outdoor seat and enjoy a local beer there.

4. Park Shcherbakova

2 Universitetskaya, Donetsk 83102, Ukraine +380 622 665 054
Excellent
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Park Shcherbakova

Reviewed By Bohdan_12 - Donetsk, Ukraine

One of the most important things in this park is entertainment. Rides for children and parents, recently-built water park and Dolphinarium for having fun are the places of interest for the whole Donetsk. If there is The Great Event (e.g. carnival or the performance of folk groups) it is certainly held here. A great pro of it is that you can walk from the beginning of Pushkin boulevard, then walk along the bridge over 1st City Lake and you are already here! 3 large Fountains will help you go through hot summer weather. But here's one con: the lake isn't good place for swimming;(

5. Sviatohirsk Lavra

3 Zarechna Street, Sviatohirsk 84131, Ukraine +380 66 483 3007
Excellent
82%
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8%
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Sviatohirsk Lavra

Reviewed By kharaku - Lviv, Ukraine

Centuries old Svyatogorsk is the third and newest Lavra in Ukraine. The Monastery is relatively small, and features a cave complex which is centuries old as well as a Holy Icon of St Nicholas where one is granted blessings by making the sign of the cross on their forehead with limestone above the icon. There is also an authentic wooden style village, and a nearby Holy Spring. In summer there are also nearby secular camping attractions. The hotel on site is dormitory style and free for any Orthodox Christian with a passport.

6. Donetsk Botanical Garden

110 Illicha Avenue, Donetsk, Ukraine +380 622 941 280
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Donetsk Botanical Garden

Reviewed By Roman C - Donetsk, Ukraine

It is a real chance to plunge into the atmosphere of nature in industrial city. It stretches a chain of seven ponds.Here grows about a hundred species of plants listed in the Red Book. 200 workers are monitoring the garden and keep it flowering form. In general, in the garden grows 750 species of plants.This is a good opportunity to get some fresh air and to please your eyes, visiting this garden.

7. The Tsar Cannon

Artyoma St., 98, Donetsk, Ukraine
Excellent
65%
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25%
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8%
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

The Tsar Cannon

Reviewed By travelinhobo_10 - Mexico City, Mexico

The cannon sits in front of a gov't building, but I don't really understand what there is to see and why it's on here.

8. Mertsalov’s Palm

Chelyuskintsev vul. 189A | near the Expo-Donbass Exhibition Center, Donetsk 83001, Ukraine
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Mertsalov’s Palm

Reviewed By Igor_1955 - Donetsk, Ukraine

The monument is a copy of the famous steel palm, forged in 1895 by the Uzovka (ex Donetsk) blacksmith Alexey Mertsalov. The original is kept in the museum of the Mining Institute in Saint Petersburg. In 1900 the palm of Mercalov was exhibited at the World Industrial Exhibition in Paris, in the pavilion of the Novorossiysk Society of Coal, Iron and Rails Production, where A. Mertsalov worked. The pavilion won the Grand Prix award. The author of this monument succeeded in creating a unique image of Donbass that best of all is expressed by the slogan The capability has been proved by the deeds. It is a real image of the labour region, with difficult and often tragic history, that with its own hands forged and forges its fate at all times. One who did not see this monument and does not perceive it as a symbol of history, prosperity and karma of Donbass will never understand its soul

9. The River Calmius

Donetsk, Ukraine
Excellent
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Poor
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4 based on 29 reviews

The River Calmius

Reviewed By PaulVance - Montreal, Canada

Nothing much to see really. Took some pics at night from one of the parks, but even then not a very spectacular reflection of the city lights in the water.
Seen cleaner rivers too, I guess.
By the way I was there in June 2012, which I wasn't able to enter from the drop down menu, hence my opting for the earliest date; March 2013.

10. The Holy Transfiguration Cathedral

Artema vul. 129B, Donetsk 83001, Ukraine +380 6233 77180
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Holy Transfiguration Cathedral

Reviewed By D_and_G_2008 - Hong Kong, China

Great place to take picture and appreciate the fresco of an Orthodox Church.

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