Adam Mickiewicz

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Adam Mickievicz Square , Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

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Interesting Places Feb 06, 2018
We visited several other interesting places in the city.

1) Adam Mickievicz Square has never changed its name since its inception in the 1870's. Its original purpose was a market place for the sale of fish, vegetables, fruits and other food products. However, in a couple of decades, the square became the center of cultural, and later, educational life. And on November 20, 1898, the monument to Adam Mickiewicz decorated the square on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. It is now the oldest surviving monument in Ivano-Frankivsk. By the way, Adam Mickiewicz has never been to Stanislav (the historical name of the city). However, his fate was often interwoven with that of Ukraine.

In addition to the cozy park, this place attracts people by its interesting sights.

In 2012, within the framework of the 100th anniversary of the National Scout Organization of Ukraine, "Plast" monument was unveiled in this square and became the world's first monument to Plastoons. The full name of the monument is, “The monument to the Plastoons who did not break their oath”. It is the only sculpture dedicated to all the Plastoons in Ukraine. It was unveiled on April 12, 2012 in Ivano-Frankivsk in honor of the 100th anniversary of the date of the first oath. It is located in Adam Mickiewicz Park

The building of the Children’s Regional Library located next to this square will catch your eye. It looks like one of those fairy castles with its nice tower and décor.

2) Sich Riflemen Street (“vulytsia sichovykh stril’tsiv” in Ukrainian) is one of the few unique streets where Austrian buildings dating back to 1870-1910 were preserved. There are up to 30 historical and cultural monuments in this street. The most characteristic architecture of the city is represented in this street. Almost every building has its own interesting story. Ivan Franko, in honor of whom the city was named, stayed briefly in one of the buildings in this street.

3) The railway station was built in 1866. The cast date "1866" can be seen on some columns of the platform shed. The elements of the Moorish style were used here: narrow semicircular windows, ribbed columns. In 1866, first track from Lviv was laid through Ivano-Frankivsk to the city of Iasi in Romania. It is interesting to know that the railway station itself was the first building in Ivano-Frankivsk, which was lit by electric lamps. It is worth paying attention to the interior arrangement of the main hall, especially the large girandole chandelier in the center.

4) Urban Space Civic Restaurant, where we had some tea with cakes. My friends told me not to miss it. There were no seats downstairs, therefore, we sat upstairs around a table in the left corner.

This is where the public life rages: various presentations, conferences, film shows, and even radio events are held. People come here not only to eat, but also to talk, to discuss ideas, to meet the like-minded people, to read a book, to buy something in the store, which is open at the restaurant, or to organize some interesting and very necessary event for the local community. This restaurant has become a successful example of uniting indifferent city residents around a common goal. Around 100 socially active people became the funders of this restaurant and have united idea of qualitative development of the urban space. The uniqueness of the plan is that the profit of the restaurant is directed at realization of public projects of Ivano-Frankivsk.

5) The above-mentioned restaurant is located next to the regional administration building. In the eighties years of the last century, a new large square was being formed, claiming the role of a new city center. This was preceded by the construction of the White House – the building of the regional authorities at 21 Hrushevsky Street. The erection of a monumental building near the historic center of the city was debatable, because a part of the ancient fortification buildings and walls were demolished. Of course, there was no poll in those ruthless times, and the Communist authorities usually did whatever they deemed right.

In front of the administrative building, you can see a monument to the Reunification of Ukrainian lands: a huge brown obelisk with two sitting statues near it. The statue on the left of the obelisk - a Hutsul playing cymbals - symbolizes the Right-Bank Ukraine, or the western lands of Ukraine. The statue to the right - a Ukrainian Cossack playing the bandura symbolizes the Left-Bank Ukraine.
Adam Mickievicz Square
The children's library
Adam Mickievicz Square
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