BUKOVYNA COGNITA - STREETS AND SQUARES OF CHERNIVTSI
BUKOVYNA COGNITA

STREETS AND SQUARES OF CHERNIVTSI



Austria’s arrival to Bukovyna and its emperor's decision to make it the capital of the new empire province defined the development of Chernivtsi as a European city. The city charter was adopted and administrative, economic and sanitary organizational measures were taken. Broad rights and benefits were granted to those who built stone houses which was a prerequisite for fast economic development and replacement of the wooden city by stone one.

 

The core of historical Austrian development was formed round Ringplatz (today’s Centralna square) from which Holovna, Ratushna, Lileyna, Bozhnitsy, Poshtova and Panska streets were spread to different parts of the city like sunbeams.


Now let's make a tour through some of the streets and squares forming the unique personality of Chernivtsi.




CENTRALNA ("CENTRAL") SQUARE

The core of Chernivtsi development during Austrian times was organized around Centralna ("Central”) square, formerly also known as Ringplatz or Marktplatz

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TEATRALNA ("THEATER") SQUARE

The architectural ensemble of Teatralna ("Theater”) square with its granite slopes towards the center is one of the most exciting and beautiful Chernivtsi places

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SOBORNA ("CATHEDRAL") SQUARE

Soborna (Eng. "Cathedral”, formerly Austrian and Soviet in different times) square was named so due to the Holy Spirit Cathedral located in its lower part where the square joins Holovna st.

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FILARMONSKA ("PHILHARMONIC") SQUARE

Filarmonska ("Philharmonic”) square is tiny and flirty. It’s not surprising that it changed its name so often being Rudolfplatz, Dacia or Victory square

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KOBYLYANSKA STREET

Every city has its Street. In Paris it’s Champs Elysees, in Odessa it’s Deribasovskaya, in Chernivtsi this rank belongs to Olha Kobylyanska (formerly Panska – "Herrengasse”) street

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HOLOVNA STREET

Holovna is the main and the longest street of Chernivtsi penetrating the city from its very center to outskirts

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UNIVERSYTETSKA ("UNIVERSITY") STREET

Universytetska ("University") street starts from Centralna square and ends with the former Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans 

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