STREETS AND SQUARES OF CHERNIVTSI
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
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
SOBORNA ("CATHEDRAL") SQUARE
"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.
FILARMONSKA ("PHILHARMONIC") SQUARE
square is tiny and flirty. It’s not surprising that it changed its name so
often being Rudolfplatz, Dacia or Victory square
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
Holovna is the main and the longest street of Chernivtsi penetrating the city from its very center to outskirts
UNIVERSYTETSKA ("UNIVERSITY") STREET
Universytetska ("University") street starts from Centralna square and ends with the former Residence of Bukovynian Metropolitans