Отель Moov Hotel Porto Norte

Moov Hotel Porto Norte – hotel review

Moov Hotel Porto Norte, located near Sete Bicas metro station, offers convenient access to both the airport and city center of Porto. It is also next to a large shopping center. The hotel is modern and comfortable, with features like pin-enabled rooms, quality Wi-Fi, and comprehensive room amenities. It offers a varied breakfast and early check-in on request.

Мариинский дворец в Киеве

Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv

The Mariinsky Palace, built as an imperial residence in Kyiv in 1755, offers registered online excursions lasting 45 minutes. Visitors undergo security procedures similar to airport checks and can photograph various sections including the White Hall and negotiation rooms. The palace has survived fires, bombings, and multiple renovations, finally becoming the Presidential Residence in 1991. Highlights include an exhibition of presidential gifts, historical paintings, and elaborate dining settings. The Indian movie “RRR” was partially filmed at the Palace. Register online for information on excursion costs and schedules.

Музей Чернобыль в Киеве

National Museum «Chernobyl» in Kyiv

The Chernobyl Museum, situated near Kontraktova Square in Kyiv, has an extensive collection of documents, photographs, personal belongings, station models, and equipment from the Chernobyl disaster. The museum’s exhibits paint a vivid picture of the event and its aftermath, including the abandoned villages, experiences of station staff and liquidators, and the effects of radiation. Visitors can access an exhibition on nuclear terrorism. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, with tickets ranging from UAH 45-90.

Миниатюра Мариинский дворец в Киеве

Museum of Miniatures “Ukraine in Miniature”

The Museum of Miniatures “Ukraine in Miniature” in Kyiv’s Hydropark holds around 80 miniature objects representing significant landmarks from Kyiv, Crimea, Lviv, and other regions of Ukraine. Also included are famous Indonesian landmarks, introduced in 2017 with support from the Indonesian Embassy. Operating hours vary seasonally and tickets range from free to 150 UAH.

Сирень в ботаническом саду

The Nikolai Grishko Botanical Garden in Kyiv

The Nikolai Grishko Botanical Garden, established in 1935, boasts numerous attractions, including the fountain “Rebirth”, a Master Yoda sculpture, and varying seasonal exhibitions. It features gardens representing various cultures like Indonesia, Korea, Tibet, and Japan, alongside its rose, lilac and other thematic gardens. This botanical diversity is augmented by captivating art and sci-fi installations, making it a celebrated attraction, particularly during May when cherry blossoms and lilacs are in full bloom.

Апарт-готель Смарт Апарт у Вінниці

«Smart-Apart» Hotel in Vinnitsa

The Smart-Apart hotel in Vinnitsa provides clean and comfortable apartment-style accommodation at a central location. It doesn’t offer breakfast and has no elevator. Apartments range from single to seven beds, and amenities include air conditioning, a safe, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Despite its lack of certain features, guests generally have a positive impression of the hotel.

Cheile Bicazului

Bicaz Gorge – Cheile Bicazului

The Bicaz Gorge, located in northeast Romania, is a stunning geological site dotted with massive rocks and a river flowing along. Its vast landscape accommodates souvenir bazaars and parking lots. Despite lacking pedestrian paths and posing a traffic risk, the gorge offers breathtaking views. The gorge road leads to a tourist attraction, the Red Lake, which despite its name appears green and features boating, dining, and hiking opportunities.

Cetatea Neamț

Neamț Citadel –  Cetatea Neamț

The Neamț Citadel, a medieval fortress in northeast Romania, served as a key defense against the Kingdom of Hungary’s expansion. First documented in 1395, the citadel was one of Moldova’s most fortified strongholds. It was refurbished between 2007-2009 and now operates as a museum, featuring 21 rooms such as a chapel, prison, armory, and a council hall. The citadel is uniquely accessed via a wooden bridge built on stone pillars.

Университет в Черновцах

The University of Chernivtsi – the Residence of Bukovynian and Dalmatian Metropolitans

Chernivtsi National University, also known as the “Ukrainian Hogwarts,” was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011. Housed in the former Residence of Bukovynian and Dalmatian Metropolitans, the complex is notable for its stunning architecture and rich history. The university was founded in 1875 and tours, featuring highlights like the Church of the Three Holy Hierarchs and the Metropolitan Building, are available to visitors.

Ресторан «Панська гуральня» в Черновцах

Restaurant «Panska Huralnia» Chernivtsi

“Panska Huralnia”, a highly rated restaurant in Chernivtsi, offers Romanian, Jewish and Ukrainian dishes along with home-made tinctures and liqueurs. Housed in a charming old building, the restaurant features large, stylish interiors and good service. The user-friendly menu lists each dish’s cooking time. Despite a brief visit, the reviewer recommended the refreshing “Blow of Citrus” cocktail and the “Bukovynian Salad with Salmon.”

Ресторан Віденська кав'ярня Чернівці

Restaurant «Videnska kav’yarnya» (Wiener cafe, Viennese café) in Chernivtsi

The “Vіdenska kav’yarnya” restaurant is a Viennese-style 19th-century coffee house with a full restaurant and pastry shop menu, on Olha Kobylianska Street. It features an atmospheric interior decorated with paintings and historical photographs, and offers live music on its summer terrace. Customers can expect large portions, tasty food, and great service.

Отель Буковина Черновцы

The review of the hotel «Bukovyna» in Chernivtsi

The Bukovyna Hotel, located at 141 Holovna Street and across Shevchenko Park, enjoys a convenient location near shops and restaurants. The lodging offers amenities like a mini-bar, air conditioning, a clean bathroom with hygiene products, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel serves a varied continental breakfast and offers a large parking space. Their service is praised for its cleanliness, comfort, quietness, and good breakfast.

Обновленный фонтан Самсон

Samson fountain in Kyiv

The Samson Fountain, located on Kontraktova Square, was designed by Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi and features a sculpture of St. Andrew and sundials by Bruillon. The current Samson statue is a plaster copy; the original has been lost. In 2019 Samson was briefly painted pink, and in 2020 the fountain and statue underwent renovation.