Friendship Park

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Friendship Park , Kyiv, Ukraine

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Frequenting Friendship Park Sep 19, 2017
Friendship Park is located on the high bank of the River Dnipro. The full name of this park is "Peoples' Friendship Park", but nobody calls it so. Instead, everybody says merely, Friendship Park. This park is an integral part of the Dnipro Park, which stretches along the entire city.

We enjoyed the views of the Friendship Arch and went to the observation platform overlooking Podil (Lower Kyiv), Postal Square and the opposite flat bank of the river that is officially called the Left Bank.

The arch is located in St.Volodymyr's Descent in Khreshchatyi Park ("Cross Valley Park"). There's a bistro, an amphitheater and an observation platform there. You can see concerts in the amphitheatre on holidays. All in all, it's a quiet place. They say, it is a very nice place for sweethearts. The locals say it is their Sweethearts Park.

We enjoyed the wonderful views of the River Dnipro from the observation platform of the park located next to European Square.

You can see the Friendship Arch dedicated in 1982 as a symbol of the Ukrainian-Russian friendship. The 30-meter-high arch is in the form of a three-layer rainbow. It towers above two statues of workers (a Russian and a Ukrainian one)and a granite composition depicting the history of the Ukrainian-Russian union of 1654, as the authors of the complex imagined.

In the evening, when the illumination is turned on, the arch looks like a rainbow.

Locals jokingly gave this arch several different names in different times, showing their attitude towards "the fraternal peoples". Here are some of them: "Collar", "Arch", "Yoke", "Shackles", "Bagel".

How to get to the Friendship Park: by trolley bus No.29, No.30, by bus No.21 or by bus from Petrivka Metro Station.
Friendship Arch
Friendship Arch
Friendship Arch
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