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Ivano-Frankivsk is an administrative center of the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, the considerable economic and cultural center of the West of Ukraine. To 1962 was called Stanislavov. Population of a city is 240 678 inhabitants (for May, 1st, 2010).

How to come to Ivano-Frankivsk

By train

The railway station near to the city center (square Privokzalna, 1). Large transfer station of several directions: to Carpathians, to Lvov, to Kiev. Before a front entrance – bus station of the suburban and long-distance ways.

By airplane

The airport is on southern suburb of a city near to city building (street Aeroflotska, 5), in 5 km from Railway station. Nearby there passes a large city highway.

Entertainments of Ivano-Frankivsk

• Is Musical-Drama Theatre (tel. + 380342231443 street of Independence, 42)
• Theatre of dolls of M.Pidgirjanki (tel. + 380342223581 street Sechevyh Strelciv, 27)
• folklore Theatre (tel.  + 380342223542 streets Ivan Franko's 27)
• Kinoteatr Ljumer (tel. +380342505555 street of Grushevsky, 3)
• the Regional philharmonic society (tel. + 380342223156 streets  of Lesya Kurbasa)

Ivano-Frankivsk  Sights

• the Armenian Church (street Armenian 7/13)
• the City Town Hall (Ratusha) — the highest building of an old city (square Market (Rynochna))
• the Revival Cathedral (the square of Metropolitan A.Sheptitskogo, 19)
• the Church of Maiden Maria (the square of Metropolitan A.Sheptitskogo, 19)
• the Monastery of Trinitaries
• Brewery - (street Vyrobnycha, 47)

Ivano-Frankivsk  Museums

• the Museum of Family Professions (street Kievska, 6-А. tel. +380342231194)
• the Literary Museum of Prikarpatye (B.Lepkogo's street, 27 tel. +380342225047)
• the Museum of Education of Prikarpatye (tel. +380342596102 streets Shevchenko, 57)
• the Museum of Emancipating Competitions (street of Tarnavsky, 22 tel. + 380342248014)
• the Art Museum (street Nizova, 2. tel. +380342511368)

Excursions in Ivano-Frankivsk  


Excursion to a unique active volcano in Ukraine, located on western bank of river Lukovica, villages e Starunja.

City of Franko

Excursion tells about life of the known writer and cultural figure of Ukraine Ivan Franko. Foot excursion 1,5-2 hour long.

Manjavsky Monastery

It is located in village Manjava of the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, in 25 km from village Nadvorna, in 55 km from Ivano-Frankivsk. The monastery is based in 1612 as a man's monastery, operates nowdays.

Manjavsky Fall

It is located in mountain gorge above the Manjavsky monastery, height of 20 m, water falls in several cascades, below a lake where it is possible to have a bath.

The Response of the Centuries

Excursion will acquaint you with history of Stanislova within three centuries. You will see: Pototsky's palace complex - founders of Stanislova; the Rynochna square with a Town Hall - the sample of medieval town-planning, etc.

Temples and Monasteries

During excursion you visit: the Armenian Church, a Cathedral of Sacred Revival, Parish Sacred Conception Cathedral of Maiden Maria, a Monastery of Trinitaries, a Synagogue, Monasteries of Ursulians and Vasilians, the Jesuit Church, a Monument to the Christ to the Savior.

History of Ivano-Frankivsk

Part of the Rech Pospolita

Ivano-Frankivsk has been based in 1662 by Krakow castellan, subsequently crowned hetman Andrzej Pototsky (from a known family of the Polish magnates), and named Stanislavs in honor of the father, the great crowned hetman Stanislav Pototsky "Revery". The city has been based as a fortress for protection against attacks of the Crimean Tatars and a strong point of the Polish magnates  Pototsky in Galicia.  City acquired the Magdebourg right. In 1676-1677 city has sustained a siege of Turkish armies. In 1706 it is plundered by Russian armies in revenge for support Stanislav Leschinsky by Pototsky.

Part of the Austrian Empire

On the First devision of Poland in 1772 Ivano-Frankivsk has departed to Habsburg Empire (since 1804 — the Austrian Empire, since 1867 — Austro-Hungary Empire). Public life was stirred up by revolution of 1848. In Stanislavov «Russian council» has been created (along with Polish), is organized group of National guards, the first newspaper has started to publish. Deputies-Ukrainians have been elected to the parliament. In 1884 the known public figure and writer Natalia Kobrinska has spent in a city the constituent assembly of "the Society of Russian women» (more later name — «the Union of Ukrainian Women»). It was the beginning of the organized women's movement in Ukraine.

Ivano-Frankivsk symbolBetween World Wars. Part of Poland.

During the First World War, in 1915-1916 there were cruel fights for a city. Some historical building were destroyed and restored already in the newest architectural forms. After disintegration of Austro-Hungary in 1918 the West Ukrainian National Republic has been created. Stanislavov throughout January, 1919 was its capital. In May Stanislavov was occupied by Polish armies and since then till the beginning of the Second World War it was the capital Stanislavovske voevodstvo of Poland.

The Second World War

In September, 1939 according to the Secret the additional report to the pact of Molotov-Ribbentrop Stanislavov was occupied by the Soviet armies, then it was renamed to Stanislav and included to structure of the USSR. Since June 1941 till June, 1944 Stanislav was occupied by
German nazis . In 1944 the Ivano-Frankivsk been released by the Soviet army.

Part of the USSR and independent Ukraine

In 1962 Ivano-Frankivsk hasn'ted the 300 anniversary. It has been renamed and since then bears a name of the outstanding Ukrainian writer and public figure Ivan Franko which repeatedly visited the city, wrote and read his literature things.

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