Donetsk Region is rich in both natural and man-made tourist beauties, which are now known both for the whole of Ukraine and abroad. These “magnets” contain many historical and tourist attractions that attract not only Ukrainians but also tourists from many countries
|Holy Mountains National Nature Park|
|Donetsk Region, Sviatohirsk Territorial Community, Sviatohirsk, Kurortna Str., 1
GPS: 49.02986, 37.57051
|“Donetsk Switzerland”, the place of strength, the spiritual center of Eastern Ukraine – all this is about Holy Mountains National Nature Park. It stretches along the channel of Siverskyi Donets, near Sviatohirsk.
You will be enchanted by the Cretaceous mountains, which are considered a natural wonder of Ukraine. The white rocks still remember the ancient monks who founded the monastery in the caves. Now the domes of the shrines of Sviatohirsk Holy Dormition Lavra rise here.
On the mountain near the Lavra stands the monumental sculpture of Artem – the monument to the famous sculptor Ivan Kavaleridze in the style of Cubism, which is protected by UNESCO.
|Soledar Salt Mines|
|Donetsk Region, Soledar Territory Community, Soledar, Zhovtneva (Soledarska) Str., 2b
GPS: 48.6838, 38.09992
|Soledar is the center of the salt industry of Ukraine. The city is known primarily for its salt mine. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The devastated mine workings have been transformed into amazing temples with sculptures, paintings, chapels and salt boulders grottoes.
Deep underground there is the sanatorium open to everyone. Here, the air, enriched with salt particles, treats asthma and strengthens the nervous system. There are, without exaggeration, very few such objects all over the world. And even demanding foreign tourists are delighted with walks through Soledar Salt Mines.
|Artwinery Sparkling Wine Factory|
|Donetsk Region, Bakhmut Territorial Community, Bakhmut, P. Lumumby Str., 87
GPS: 48.59795, 38.02942
|Artwinery is one of the largest enterprises in the Eastern Europe for the production of sparkling wines by the classic bottle method and located in Bakhmut.
Old gypsum mines at the depth of 50 m underground were favorable for the production of the special type of sparkling wine (including the only red in the world). Tourists will be visited by three production shops in the underground part of the plant, where they will demonstrate modern winemaking equipment for making “kings” wine.
|Bilokusmynivka Cretaceous Rocks|
|Donetsk Region, Kostyantynivka Territorial Community, Bilokuzmynivka
GPS: 48.66044, 37.68532
|Regional Landscape Park “Kramatorskyi” is an object of the nature reserve fund of Ukraine.
The main attraction is Bilokusmynivka Cretaceous rocks (their age is about 90 million years) – an amazing work of nature, visually impressive and geologically significant rocks, which are popular among geologists and climbers, ordinary tourists and schoolchildren.
They are located 500 m from the center of Bilokusmynivka Village, Kostyantynivka Territorial Community of Donetsk Region, for which they are named. In 1972, the rocks received the status of the geological natural monument of local significance and have been protected ever since. Locals and visitors alike admire the incredible view of Bilokusmynivka Cretaceous Rocks and their surroundings.
|Regional Landscape Park “Kleban-Byk”|
|Donetsk Region, Illinivka Territorial Community, Oleksandrovo-Kalynove Village, Shkilna, 3
GPS: 48.44326, 37.67397
|“Kleban-Byk” is located on both banks of the river Kleban-Byk and Kleban-Byk reservoir, near Oleksandro-Kalynovo Village. Park “Kleban-Byk” occupies more than 2,000 hectares of land, which was once the seabed and which has preserved many monuments of significant geological interest. This is the habitat of many exotic plants and the existence of freshwater lakes. Figures and images of animals of historical and local significance are carved on the rocks.|
|Memorial Museum – the estate of Nemirovich-Danchenko|
|Donetsk Region, Velyka Novosilka Territorial Community, Neskuchne Village, Uchytelska Str., 46,
GPS: 47.82197, 36.81291
|By opening the door of the memorial estate museum of Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko and Nikolai Korf, you will find yourself in the world of two great people: the playwright, writer, director and the outstanding figure of public education of the nineteenth century, the scientist and teacher. It is in this house that education and culture are forever combined. The 100-year-old chestnut tree will meet you near the building. In the expositions you will get acquainted with the evolution of the pen, sit at the desk of the 19th century; you will see rare theatrical and personal things.
Behind the walls of the museum, you will admire the landscapes of Neskuchnenskyi Forest and the river Mokri Yaly. You will feel not only the air that prompted our heroes to outstanding actions, but also the spirit of inspiration that fills this unique house.
|Stone Graves Reserve|
|Donetsk Region, Nikolske Territorial Community, Nazarivka Village
GPS: 47.30759, 37.08026
|Stone Graves Reserve is a branch of Ukrainian State Steppe Nature Reserve of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This is one of the oldest monuments. This protected object is located near the village of Nazarivka in Nikolske Village Community of Donetsk Region. The unique stones of this rock have no analogues in the world in terms of chemical composition and physical structure, they are older than Egyptian pyramids.|
|Mariupol is the Great Cultural Capital of 2021|
|Donetsk Region, Mariupol Territorial Community, Mariupol, Myru Prospect, 70
GPS: 47.09632, 37.54743
|Mariupol “The Great Cultural Capital of Ukraine 2021”. Theater, music, gastronomic festivals, art residencies, art exhibitions and performances will tell about the city of Mary throughout Ukraine.
The honorary status of the “Great Cultural Capital of Ukraine” inspires Mariupol not only to develop its cultural life, but also to move further in the infrastructure sphere.