Lugansk Tourist Places to Visit in Lugansk, Ukraine, Europe

Lugansk Tourist Places to Visit in Lugansk, Ukraine, Europe

Lugansk or Lugansk is a city located in southeastern Ukraine covering an area of 257 sq. km. It is the seat of the Luhansk Oblast (province), situated about 800 km southeast of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The St. Volodymyr Cathedral and the Avanhard Stadium are the two important landmarks of Lugansk.


Geography of Lugansk:

Lying between 48°34′0″ N latitude and 39°20′0″ E longitude, Lugansk is situated around 105 meters above sea level. As like other Ukrainian cities, Lugansk experiences summer months from April to October.


History of Lugansk:

The history of Lugansk begins with the establishment of a metal factory by the British industrialist Charles Gascoigne in the year 1795. Lugansk gained city rights in 1882 and was renamed Voroshilovgrad on November 5, 1935 but the city regained its previous name on March 5, 1958 and once again, renamed Voroshilovgrad in 1970, finally with the order of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR in 1990, renamed Lugansk.


Getting Lugansk:

Lugansk has an international airport, with scheduled flights to Moscow and Kiev, served by UTair Ukraine and seasonal flights to Thessaloniki by Astra Airlines and to Hurghada and Taba by Ukraine International Airlines. This airport is situated about 20 km away from the centre of the city.

Bus no. 234 runs between the airport and city centre but not regularly. So booking rental cars prior to reaching airport will be better.

Lugansk can be reached from the city of Kiev by scheduled train services.


Culture and Food in Lugansk:

Lugansk hosts many renowned museums depicting the culture and history of the city and the city is also the birth place of many eminent artists including Mykola Shmatko and Mikhail Matusovsky.

List of the reputed restaurants in Lugansk include:

  • Melrose Restaurant
  • Melange Cafe
  • Nico Pirosmani
  • Pas de Provence


Tourist Attractions in Lugansk:

St. Vladimir Cathedral:

Located on Plekhanov Street in Lugansk, the St. Vladimir Cathedral is the largest religious structure in southeastern Ukraine having a space for around 3000 devotees. It was founded in the year 1993.


Stone Statues Park:

The Stone Statues Park in Lugansk houses a nice collection of well-preserved stone statues of warriors (1-4 meters) dating from the 12th century. This park is located on Oboronnaya Street.


Local History Museum of Lugansk:

The Local History Museum of Lugansk is housed in 1976’s building, showcasing the complete history of the region from ancient time to what is today’s Lugansk.  It is open from 9:00-17:00 (Wednesday-Sunday).


List of other places of interest in Lugansk includes:

  • Museum of City History
  • Peter and St. Paul Cathedral
  • Alexander Nevsky church
  • Monument to Prince Igor
  • The House-Museum of Vladimir Dal
  • Museum of Art
  • Aviation Technical Museum
  • Railwaymen Palace of Culture
  • Carl Gascoigne Monument
  • Voroshilov Square
  • Revolution Fighters Square
  • Steam Locomotive Monument
  • Gorky Library
  • Chernobyl Memorial
  • Heroes SquareSt. George Chapel
  • Russian Music and Drama Theater


Best time to visit Lugansk:

Lugansk can be visited throughout the year, especially the summer months are ideal for outdoor activities.


Accommodation options in Lugansk:

Lugansk houses many star rated hotels with upgraded facilities like sauna with pool, beauty salon, laundry, billiards, barbershop, restaurant and bar. List of the prominent hotels in Lugansk and Donetsk (around 140 km) include:

  • Luhansk Hotel
  • Gostinny Dvor
  • Druzhba
  • Domino Hotel Complex
  • Hotel Slavyanskaya
  • Aivengo Villa
  • Aidar Hotel
  • Guest House Afrodita
  • Turist
  • Donbass Palace Hotel
  • Boutique Hotel “Azania”
  • Vettriano Art Apartments
  • Shakhtar Plaza Hotel
  • Park Inn by Radisson Donetsk
  • Spanish Patio Boutique Hotel
  • Prague Premier Hotel

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