7 reasons to visit Uzhgorod in spring
The approaching holidays and weekends make Ukrainians think of how to spend their money with the maximum benefit. Travel experts suggest to choose Uzhgorod for a spectacular and cost-effective voyage.
So, there are at least 7 reasons to visit our wonderful city:
First, it is Positive. The climate here is mild, the mountain river flows between green banks almost encased in concrete. And, there are two types of people - some with provincial manners, others are true intellectuals of the "European type." In the old center, it is cozy and quiet at any time of day. Tourists staying in the city for 2-3 days always start dreaming of leaving everything and staying here for longer.
Second, it is Blooming. The famous cherry blooming usually starts in the second half of April. Magnolia, quince, Chinese apple trees and many other exotic trees add their gentle and most fantastic shades to the spring flower exuberance. Along with the exuberance of nature, the exuberance of festivals starts in Uzhgorod, because the Festival of Sakura takes place here in these days.
Thus, third, it is Festive. The number of festivals in Uzhgorod is hard to count. One of them - the Sakura Fest - is the festival of creative elite, artisans, winemakers, chefs.
Fourth, it is Historical. The Uzhgorod Castle of the XV century is the hallmark of the city and a magnet for tourists. Here, you can walk, visit a rich museum exhibition and historical attractions. The museum of folk architecture features a rich collection of monuments of Trnascarpathian architecture presented in the form of the old village.
Fifth, it is Original. Uzhgorod history dates centuries back, every house in the old town preserves its history. You can "travel" to different historical periods, devoting at least a day or two to each of them. Throughout its rich history, Uzhgorod has been a part of more than 10 states that always left their mark on its appearance.
Sixth, it is Surrounded with artifacts. By the way, sakuras also grow at the foot of the medieval Nevitsky castle. You can also see them in the village of Horyany, where one of the oldest Christian building in Ukraine - the famous Horyany Rotunda dating back to IX-X centuries - is located. And if you go further down the emerald spring route that passes through Mukachevo, hot springs in Beregovo and Kosyno, the Schönborn Park, ancient castles and palaces, you can see the cherry blossoms everywhere.
Seventh, it is Delicious. Visiting Uzhgorod, you will be amazed at the number of coffee shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, that also have become the hallmark of Uzhgorod, and the cult of coffee here has even older tradition than that in Lviv. In the city, there are many iconic culinary spots with the mix of Ukrainian, Hungarian, Slovak and other cuisines.