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Walking along Metallurgists Avenue to the city beach

Mariupol is a city on the shore of the Sea of Azov at the mouth of the Calmius River.

The city was founded by the Greek settlers from Crimea who came here in 1780.

St.Ignatius of Mariupol (1715-1786), Archbishop of Gothia and Kafa in Crimea, is also known as “Moses of the Crimean Greeks”.

Walking along Metallurgists Avenue
Under his guidance, about 50,000 Greeks abandoned Crimea which was occupied by the Turco-Tartars. They moved to the Russian coast of the Sea of Azov and, with the blessing of Metropolitan Ignatios, founded a large and beautiful town of Marioupolis (Mariupol), dedicated to the Mother of God, with 23 Greek villages in its environs.

As to its population, the city ranks the tenth in the hierarchy of the Ukrainian cities. The city is a huge industrial center with 56 industrial enterprises, among them huge ironworks, such as  the well-known Ilyich Ironworks and Azovstal Ironworks, the shipyard, the machine-building factory and the commercial seaport.

Such an exotic combination - heavy industry and the sea shore - is reflected in the list of attractions. First of all, Mariupol is of interest to those few travelers who like industrial tourism: where else you will see three metallurgical enterprises, a machine-building plant and a large commercial port in one city!

The city has four districts: Maritime District (“Primorsky Rayon” in Russian), Central District, Metallurgical District and Left-Bank District.

The modern coat-of-arms of the city
 According to the Law of Ukraine "On the Denunciation of the Communist and Nazi Totalitarian Regimes in Ukraine and the Prohibition of the Promotion of Their Symbols," more than a hundred streets were renamed in Mariupol. Three city districts were renamed as well. Only Maritime District did not change its name.

The beaches along the shore of the Sea of Azov and the city museums (the local lore museum, the local history museum, Kuindzhi Arts Museum) are among the main tourist attractions. There are several resort settlements located to the southwest of the city. A narrow line of sandy beaches stretches for 16 km along the coast. The first spa was dedicated in 1926. The beach season lasts over 120 days every year. The scientists say the warm sea water of the Sea of Azov is rich in iodine and minerals.

The coat of arms of the city is a traditional shield divided into two equal parts horizontally by a wavy line - a graphic representation of the sea. The upper field is a silver (gray) color, which symbolizes steel (the main production of this industrial city).

The roadside marker of Maritime District ("Primorsky Rayon")
The lower field is blue, symbolizing the sea. The central symbol of the emblem is the golden anchor - the symbol of the seaside port city, international trade, and also mechanical engineering. The anchor ring (the golden circle) symbolizes the ladle from which the metal flows, forming the contours of the anchor. The inscription “1778” denotes the year of the city's foundation. The Soviet times coat-of-arms that was in use until 1989 mostly represented the city ironworks.

Here are some links to Russian-speaking videos of Mariupol:

The Wonderful Mariupol: https://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=xKNlF32GeYw

Aerial views of Mariupol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_WE09JS2Hs

Aerial views of Mariupol (2000): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmOdHPUxf9Y

The city of Mariupol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuj9ULG0bA

Mariupol, Ukraine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh-nYyL3_E4

There are 55 city bus routes (the fare is UAH 5-6),  13 tram routes and 11 trolleybus routes in Mariupol (the fare is UAH 4).

https://www.eway.in.ua/ru/cities/mariupol/routes

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Mariupol Hotels & Accommodations review
Reikartz Group
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