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Sevastopol

Country
Ukraine
State
Sevastopol
City
Sevastopol
Type of Location
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By Air

Sevastopol International Airport (ICAO: UKFB) is airport in Sevastopol, Ukraine.The airport is located 2.5 km. from the "Belbek Airport" interchange on the Simferopol - Sevastopol/Yalta motorway, near Fruktovoe Village on territorial of Nakhimovsky area.The distance to the south of Sevastopol is 20 km and 9 km from Zaharova Square (main square of the north side of Sevastopol.The distance to the Simferopol is 50 km and is about 110 km. from Yalta.To get to airport from the center of Sevastopol by public transport, it is necessary to cross Sevastopol Bay on the boat from the Grafskaya harbor to the Zaharova Square (north side of Sevastopol). Then the bus following the route number 36 "North side - Kacha Village" to get to the bus stop "Belbek - Sevastopol International Airport". The fare on the boat is 2.50 UAH and is 5 UAH - the fare on the bus. Length of the road in about 40–50 minutes.The city plans to carry a railroad Sevastopol-Simferopol slightly west, closer to the airport.

By Train

Sevastopol is rather poorly served by long-distance train but the nearby city of Simferopol is well-connected with many major cities in Eastern Europe and western Russia.With up to twenty connections each day between the two cities and a journey time of only two hours it's easy to get here by train.However, there is still a few direct long-distance overnight services.Moscow (24 h) have one daily train aswell as Saint Petersburg (35 h).Domestic services are daily from Kiev (16 h) via Dnipropetrovsk (9 h), there is also a daily train from the eastern city of Donetsk (11 h).

Key places to visit
State Museum Of Theater, Alexandria Park, Chersonesus Taurica, St. Vladimir's Cathedral


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Places to Visit

State Museum Of Theater

One of these must-see museums is the State Museum of Theater, Music and Cinema of Ukraine. Here you will see a unique collection of items that originate from theater, cinema and music, which have been collected over the years.You are able to see how each began and how they have progressed over time to what they are today.Today the Museum of Theater, Music and Cinema is the only one of its kind featuring displays and collections of this sort.A group or union called 'Berezil' founded the museum the same year when the collections began. It started off as a theater museum that was looked after by well-known actors.These experienced professionals were given the responsibility of arranging exhibits and creating new collections that represented the Ukrainian theatre.These collections included exhibits of photos, drawings, posters and costumes all related to theater.

Alexandria Park

Today Alexandria the largest (over 200 hectares) dendrologic park in Ukraine is one of the main attractions of Belaya Tserkov considered to be the city’s carte-de-visite.200 years ago these lands were the Branitsky family`s county estate.These Polish magnates were very close to Catherine II of Russia. The great hetman Ksaveriy Branitsky and his wife Alexandra Vasilevna Branitskaya (nee Engelhardt) the Empress’ favorite Lady of the Bedchamber and niece of the Highest Prince Potemkin spent wintertime at the court in St. Petersburg and moved to their Ukrainian manors in spring to stay there for the summertime.

Chersonesus Taurica

Is an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of Crimea, known then as Taurica.The colony was established in the 6th century BC by settlers from Heraclea Pontica. Currently the site is part of the National Historical-Archeological Museum-Zapovednik of Ukraine "Khersones Tavriysky".The ancient city is located on the shore of the Black Sea at the outskirts of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine, where it is referred to as Khersones.It has been nicknamed the "Ukrainian Pompeii" and "Russian Troy".The name "Chersonesos" in Greek means simply "peninsula", and aptly describes the site on which the colony was established. It should not be confused with the Tauric Chersonese, the name often applied to the whole of the southern Crimea along with "Taurica".

St. Vladimir's Cathedral

Is an Orthodox church in Sevastopol which was built in the aftermath of the Crimean War as a memorial to the heroes of the Siege of Sevastopol (1854–1855).The building rises to a height of 32.5 meters.The marble-clad interior was decorated by a team of Swiss and Italian artists.The names of the heroes of the 1850s siege are inscribed on the walls.The tombs of the admirals were destroyed by the Soviets in 1931.The church sustained further damage in the Second World War.

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