Uzhhorod is one of the most ancient cities of Ukraine and at the same time eternally young. This year we celebrated its 1120 anniversary.
The cities’ population is about 115 thousand people and representatives of more than 70 nationalities live here. Being the center of Transcarpathian region, it spreads out on both sides of the river Uzh at the border with Slovakia, making it the most Western and most European city in Ukraine.
Uzhhorod is a city for the younger generations, whereas Uzhhorod National University attracts around 2000 students per year to study here. More importantly, every 10th citizen of Uzhhorod is a student.
The staff of URCNN is among the youngest in the country. More than 10 young neurosurgeons aged under 35 are working here under the supervision of Volodymyr Smolanka, a member of the training committee at European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
Find out more on the official website: http://uzhneuro.com/en/
It is one of the best preserved medieval fortifications on the territory of Ukraine. In its current form, the castle was rebuilt after 1322, when the town became a possession of the Italian family Drugetti.
The Museum of Folk Architecture
The Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life is a stylized ethnic village located in the heart of the city.
The House of Zhupanat (The Art Museum)
This massive building on a hill in the center of Uzhgorod was built to house local administration (“zhupanat”).
Goryanskaya Rotunda (St. Anne Church).
It is the most ancient church in Zakarpattia, a unique monument of the Roman-Byzantine architecture, built in between the 10th and the 13th centuries.
The Linden Alley
It is the longest linden alley (2.2 km) in Europe, stretching along Nezavisimosti (Independence) quay and Students quay. Due to the fact that different lime trees were planted here, the alley blooms all summer. In spring, in late April - early May, at Pushkin Square and adjacent to the quay streets of Dovzhenko and Rakoczy, hundreds of sakura trees bloom. Thousands of tourists come to Uzhgorod to enjoy this really beautiful and thrilling view.