11 Sights in Simferopol, Ukraine (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Simferopol, Ukraine. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Simferopol, Ukraine.

List of cities in Ukraine Sightseeing Tours in Simferopol

1. Неаполь Скифский

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Неаполь Скифский Vahe Martirosyan from Glendale, CA, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

Scythian Neapolis, also known as Kermenchik, was a settlement that existed from the end of the 3rd century BC until the second half of the 3rd century AD and was previously considered a town of the Tauric Chersonesus (Crimea) and was mentioned by Strabo as being the fortress and palace where the Scythian kings resided. It is regarded as the capital of the Late Scythian Kingdom and the capital of ‘Great Scythia’. The archaeological ruins sit on the outskirts of the present-day Simferopol. This city was the centre of the Crimean Scythian tribes, led by Skilurus and Palacus. The town ruled over a small kingdom, covering the lands between the lower Dnieper river and Crimea. Between the end of the 4th c. BC to the beginning of the 3rd c. BC historians suggest that the Kizil-Koba culture occupied the area of Scythian Neapolis before any Scythian artefacts were found. Neapolis was destroyed halfway through the 3rd century AD by the Goths. This settlement was first excavated in 1945 by Schultz and Golovkina.

Wikipedia: Scythian Neapolis (EN)

2. Аметхану Султану

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Amet-khan Sultan was a highly decorated Crimean Tatar flying ace in the Soviet Air Force with 30 personal and 19 shared kills who was twice awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. Despite having been able to avoid deportation to Uzbekistan when the entire Crimean Tatar nation was repressed in 1944 due to his father's Lak background, he nevertheless refused to change his passport nationality listing to Lak or identify as one throughout his entire life despite pressure from government organs. After the end of the war, he worked as a test pilot at the Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky and mastered piloting 96 different aircraft types before he was killed in a crash while testing a new engine on a modified Tupolev Tu-16 bomber. He remains memorialized throughout Ukraine and Russia, with streets, schools, and airports named after him as well as a museum dedicated to his memory.

Wikipedia: Amet-khan Sultan (EN)

3. Екатерине II

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Catherine II, most commonly known as Catherine the Great, was the reigning empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796. She came to power following the overthrow of her husband, Peter III. Under her long reign, inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment, Russia experienced a renaissance of culture and sciences, which led to the founding of many new cities, universities, and theatres; along with large-scale immigration from the rest of Europe, and the recognition of Russia as one of the great powers of Europe.

Wikipedia: Catherine the Great (EN)

4. Героям социалистического труда

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The Hero of Socialist Labour was an honorific title in the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact countries from 1938 to 1991. It represented the highest degree of distinction in the USSR and was awarded for exceptional achievements in Soviet industry and culture. It provided a similar status to the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, which was awarded for heroic deeds, but differed in that it was not awarded to foreign citizens.

Wikipedia: Hero of Socialist Labour (EN)

5. парк Тренёва

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Park named after K. A. Trenev is one of the sights and business cards of the city of Simferopol. The park is located between the central streets of Simferopol: Kirov Avenue, Sevastopolskaya, Gogol and Samokish streets. The park was established in 1957 and was called the Park of Flowers. In 1960, the park was named after the outstanding Soviet prose writer and playwright Konstantin Andreevich Trenev.

Wikipedia: Парк имени Тренёва (RU)

6. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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Alexander-Nevsky Cathedral is the Orthodox Church in Simferopol, Crimea, and is the cathedral of the Metropolis of Crimea and the diocese of Simferopol and Crimea. Monument to Russian classical architecture. It was built in 1810-1829, destroyed by Soviet authorities in 1930 and rebuilt from 2003-2022. Modern projects are obviously different from original projects.

Wikipedia: Александро-Невский собор (Симферополь) (RU)

7. Историко-этнографический музей крымчаков

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Историко-этнографический музей крымчаков Пресс-служба Госкомнаца Республики Крым / CC BY 4.0

The Museum of the History and Ethnography of the Kremchak People, named after I. V. Achkinazi, is a museum in the city of Simferopol that houses materials and objects of the history, culture and prominent figures of the Kremchak, an indigenous people of Crimea. The curator of the museum is Natalya Sumina.

Wikipedia: Историко-этнографический музей крымчаков (RU)

8. Maxim Gorky Crimean Academic Russian Theatre

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Maxim Gorky Crimean Academic Russian Theatre Vahe Martirosyan from Glendale, CA, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Crimean Academic Russian Drama Theater named after M. Gorky is one of the oldest drama theaters in Russia, founded in Simferopol in 1821 by the merchant Volkov. The building of the theater is an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia of regional importance and is protected by the state.

Wikipedia: Крымский академический театр имени М. Горького (RU)

9. House-museum of I. L. Selvinsky

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The House-Museum of Ilya Selvinsky is a museum of the outstanding poet of the first half of the XX century Ilya Selvinsky, located in Simferopol. A museum was created in the house in which the poet Ilya Selvinsky was born and lived in 1899-1905.

Wikipedia: Дом-музей Ильи Сельвинского (RU)

10. State Academic Musical Theater of the Republic of Crimea

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The State Autonomous Institution of the Republic of Crimea “State Academic Musical Theater of the Republic of Crimea” is the only professional music theater of Crimea and works for spectators of all age categories.

Wikipedia: Музыкальный театр Республики Крым (RU), Website

11. Памятник Вежливым людям

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Little green men are masked soldiers of the Russian Federation in unmarked green army uniforms and carrying modern Russian military weapons and equipment, who appeared during the Russo-Ukrainian War in 2014.

Wikipedia: Little green men (Russo-Ukrainian War) (EN)


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