The place for love and walks - expanding horizons

1 June 2014 13:09  12670947 071800
The place for love and walks - expanding horizons

One of the special hallmarks of Uzhgorod is the linden alley, located on the right side of the Uzh river and stretching from Nezalezhnist embankment to Studentska embankment. According to various estimates, its length is about 2.5 km and it consists of more than 300 trees, Tourinform Transcarpathia informs.

The alley was planned in the 1920s by Czech architects, who were performing construction in the new Halahov neighborhood.

Its mission is not only to give Uzhgorod residents and visitors fresh air, to create shelter from the heat and place of rest, but also to strengthen the embankment that protects the city from floods.

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The right bank of the Uzh river, Little Halahov neighborhood, the photo made in early 1920s, before the formation of the embankment

Interesting facts:

  • The linden alley in Uzhgorod consists of several species of linden, which bloom one after another from May to July, each species for about two weeks.
  • As a result, linden flowering in the city lasts more than a month, which is interesting and appealing process to many residents of the city.
  • In the competition "7 Wonders of Transcarpathia" the linden alley in Uzhgorod ranked 5th.

Legend: Czech biologists, who carried out the selection and planting of lindens in Uzhgorod, left a message to future generations under one of the trees, but no one knows for sure where exactly this capsule is.

The linden alley is a favorite place for recreation and sightseeing, it begins at the building of the linguistic gymnasium № 1 (former Gubernium house, the building of the Carpathian Ruthenia civil council, which in the early 1920s was a middle-class girl's school).

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Then, heading along the alley, you can see the monument to Augustin Voloshin, Pushkin Square, the building of the National Bank, Masaryk school and now school № 3, the Medical Faculty of Uzhgorod National University, the square of the President of the Czechoslovak Republic Masaryk, the vehicle bridge, dormitories of UzhNU, the Palace of Children and Youth Creativity, the Avangard stadium, the suspension bridge.

The linden alley in Uzhgorod is a convenient place for leisure, cycling, jogging or just walking in the city, because it is away from traffic arteries of the city. And in this time, walking there will bring special pleasure, because right now, a little before the usual time, lindens are blossoming.

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