Kobylyanska Theatre

The Carpathians

Set on the exquisitely central European pl Teatralna, Chernivtsi's main drama and music theatre is a beautiful art nouveau confection that wouldn't look out of place in Prague or Paris. The ticket office is across the street at vul Lysenka 2.

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Nearby The Carpathians attractions

1. Museum of Bukovinian Jews

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This museum brings to life the now virtually extinct Jewish culture of Bukovyna, focusing on the period between 1774 and 1941.

2. Former Synagogue

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Chernivtsi’s former synagogue was once famous for its exotic African/Middle Eastern style, but was turned into a cinema in 1954.

3. Vul Kobylyanskoyi

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When you’ve had enough of Chernivtsi’s barmy traffic, head for the tranquillity of vul Kobylyanskoyi, a pedestrianised street running between vuls Holovna…

4. Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

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Painted a garish Disney-princess pink, the huge, mid-19th-century Orthodox cathedral that straddles gated parkland between vuls Holovna and Kobylyanskoyi…

5. Former Armenian Cathedral

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In addition to Chernivtsi's fabulous university building, Josef Hlavka was also the architect responsible for the Former Armenian Cathedral.

6. Chernivtsi University

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University buildings are often called 'dreaming spires', but Chernivtsi's is more like an acid trip. This fantastic, Unesco-listed red-brick ensemble,…

7. St Nicholas Cathedral

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Chernivtsi's cathedral is nicknamed the 'drunken church', because of the four twisted turrets surrounding its cupola – painted blue with golden stars,…

8. Former Jewish Cemetery


The Former Jewish Cemetery is a melancholic jumble of leaning, overgrown headstones to the west of the city.