Cheshsky Kvartal

The Carpathians

A short walk west of the immediate city centre, hemmed by the Uzh River on its southern flank, lies the Czech Quarter, an unexpected neighbourhood of 1920s Czech admin buildings and tenements, a treat for architecture fans. The assertive interwar functionalist style, so ubiquitous in Prague and other large Czech and Slovak cities, dominates, the most striking example being the Regional Assembly building. Along the river extends Europe's longest alley of lime trees, a pleasant way to wander into the area.

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1. Philharmonia

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2. Greek Catholic Church

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Monumental, recently renovated and built in the neoclassical style, this 18th-century former Jesuit church is worth a peek inside for its huge iconostasis…

3. Uzhhorod Castle

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On the hill overlooking the town stands the 15th-century castle with massive walls and beefy bastions built to withstand Turkish assaults. The main palace…

4. Folk Architecture & Life Museum

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5. Palanok Castle

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6. Town Hall

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7. Ploshcha Kyryla ta Mefodiya

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