The complete name is Central Park of Culture and Recreation of Taras Shevchenko. It is located in the central part of Odessa city. It carries the name of Taras Shevchenko since 1954.
A Peaceful Day at Schevchenko Park
Monument to Alexander II of Russia
Alexander II Column, also known as Alexander's column or Monument to Alexander II of Russia, is a triumphal column located in Shevchenko, Odessa and is commemorated to the visit of Russian Emperor Alexander II the city of Odessa in 1875.The monument was built in May 1891 on the same place where the city's municipality was meeting the emperor Alexander II in 1875. For that purpose there was built the Tsar's pavilion where the monarch gave permission on establishing here a park named after him and planted the first tree. The monument was built on remnants of the Saint Andrew bastion (fortification motte) of Odessa Fortress that was built in 1793-1794 for border control and was declared inefficient for defence in 1811 as the borders of Russia moved further southwest.
The Chernomorets Stadium is a football stadium built in 2011 in Odesa, Ukraine. The stadium has a capacity of 34,164 and is the home of FC Chornomorets Odesa. The stadium was constructed on the site of the old Soviet multi-use Central Stadium of the Black Sea Shipping Company (ChMP), which was demolished in 2009. The venue was considered to be one of the stadiums of UEFA Euro 2012 but failed to be nominated
Ruins of the Green Theatre
Shevchenko Park's Green Theater is the first and only open-air amphitheater in Odessa. Since the 1930s, it has been setting new standards for the city's cultural life, considered one of the most popular and sought-after summer concert venues. A recent innovative reconstruction has brought new life to the location and quickly placed it on the list of favorite recreational spaces for the city residents. This spring, the Green Theater triumphantly enters its second season. It is a public space for inspiration, development and recreation. It is the only theater-park zone in Ukraine that offers cultural, educational and environmental activities across five different settings. The Green Theater's first season since its restoration saw the site become one of the most popular venues in the city.
Monument of the Unknown Sailor
The monument to the Unknown Sailor was formally opened in the Central Recreation and Leisure Shevchenko Park on the 9th of May, 1960 — the 15th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War. The monument is dedicated to the hero soldiers of the Coastal Army and the hero seamen of the Black Sea Navy who defended Odessa in 1941.The obelisk of red granite, cast iron and bronze is 21 meters tall. The Eternal Fire burns at the pedestal framed with a bronze wreath. A submachine gun and a sailor cap are cast in bronze at the feet of the pedestal.Guards of honour are on duty at the monument.
A part of the arcade wall with a tower is all that remains of the port quarantine built under the supervision of one of Odessa founders engineer F.de Wollant. The tower and the wall were built in 1807 and were used to store gunpowder from ships. Now they are in Shevchenko park. The fortress built directly after taking Hajibey (Odessa predecessor) was next to the quarantine. However, quite soon it lost its military value and was torn down. This wall does not seem to have been part of the fortress.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no admission fee to visit and take Schevchenko Park Tour.
How To Get Around?
The best way to have a Schevchenko Park tour is on foot. You can enjoy the wind, trees and flowers in the park. You will also able to feel the ambience of people and children who spend time relaxing in the park.
What Should I Wear?
There is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something comfortable based on the season and also wear comfortable footwear so that you can walk around the park in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Schevchenko Park at any season. However it is best to visit during summer or spring because all flowers bloom and you can get the beautiful shades from the big trees in the Park.
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Will I Need a Guide?
No, it is very easy to go around Shevchenko Park. If you need some information, you can find it easily from the internet or local people there.
How To Get There?
It can be accessed from Marazlievskaya, Lidersovskogo boulevard and from Sabansky lane, and also if you follow the Health Route to the north. Looking from where to get. Take the bus that goes by cable car. Exit at the stop 'zhukovskogo'. From there, along the Saban's alley, you will go to the main entrance to the park. If you are on a car, then use the Google map tips. Line: bus 146, Station: Sabanskiy Pareulok
The Chernonorets stadium is usually used for football leage or sometimes becomes a meeting point of some football club. Before you visit the Park, better to know whether or not there's an event at the stadium so it won't be too crowded of people.