Slavyansk city, Ukraine (Sloviansk)

The city of Donetsk oblast.

Slavyansk overview

Slavyansk (Sloviansk) is a city located in the northern part of Donetsk region of Ukraine. It is an important railway junction of the region.

The population - 118,000 (2012).

Phone code - +380 6262; postal codes - 84100-84129.

Slavyansk city flag

Slavyansk city flag

Slavyansk city coat of arms

Slavyansk city coat of arms

Slavyansk city map location


Slavyansk history

In 1676, the fortress named Tor was built at the confluence of the Kazeniy Torets and the Sukhiy Torets rivers. Under the protection of fortress, first Russian salt production factory was built.

So, the town of Tor populated by factory workers grew up next to the fortress. In 1773, the population was about 3,900 (one third of them was working in salt production industry).

In 1782, the salt production was ceased because cheap Crimean salt became available. In 1784, the town was renamed to Slavensk and, in 1794, it received its current name “Slavyansk”.

In 1832, first soldiers of the Russian army were taking treatment in the town by salt water and therapeutic muds.

This year is considered to be the date of Slavyansk health resort foundation.

Present day city is an important health resort of Ukraine.

Slavyansk scenery

Slavyansk marketplace

Slavyansk marketplace

Author: Valeriy Dudush

Slavyansk boulevard

Slavyansk boulevard

Author: Denis Nechepurenko

Slavyansk street view

Slavyansk street view

Author: Denis Nechepurenko


Slavyansk attractions

The city has a museum of local study, 2 picture galleries, 5 Orthodox and 2 Protestant churches.

In 2008, a monument to hunger victims was opened there, several millions of people died of hunger in 1930s.

Tourist center

Recreation and resort industry is becoming more important for social and economic development of the region.

According to plans of social and economic development of Slavyansk, these are prior branches for the economic development of the town and the region for future years.

A good combination of the landscape, cultural and historical monuments, curing and climatic conditions provided a high recreational and tourist potential of the region.

National park “Svyatye Gory” (“Saint Hills”)

Relic plants, various flora and fauna included into the Red Book of Ukraine and into the European Red list are taken care on its territory.

Total territory of the National park is 40,500 hectares, 129 monuments of archaeology and architecture are located there as well as 73 monuments of history and 179 curing institutions.

There is an ecological path “Dubovy Gai” which stretches from the legendary lake Bezdonnoye through the park with nice meadows and rare plants.

On the path there is a patriarch of forests - a 600-year-old giant oak which attracts hundreds of tourists. From the observing ground there is a nice view of cretaceous rocks (70-100 million years old).

Other places of interest

Svyatogorsky St.Assumption monastery received the status of a Lavra in September 2004. Since that time, Svyatogorye became more attractive for tourist, resort and recreation business and investment.

Salty lakes of Slavyansk are suitable for curing various diseases. Large medical base of Slavyansky resort makes it possible to cure dozens of thousands people every year.

Not far from the curing lakes, there is an ornithological reserve “Priozyorny” which was formed in order to preserve rare species of birds.

Archaeological excavations of an ancient Tor fortress are of great interest among tourists.

More Places…

No one remains indifferent in the museum of local study where ancient history of native area is learnt as well as current history. The most important, interesting events of the town and the region are reflected there.

On the territory of the district, there is a museum of folk architecture, interior and children’s art - the only one in Ukraine - in the settlement of Prelestnoye as well as a monument of garden and park architecture of the 19th century - an estate and a park of a landowner O.F.Bantish.

In the settlement Raigorodok, a tourist route to “Cossack pier” was opened, it is a place where Cossack fortress was located.

In the district, there are conditions for developing special types of tourism - rural, children’s and youth’s, environmental, hunting, sports and spiritual one.

Slavyansk city, Ukraine photos

Slavyansk views

Slavyansk city view

Slavyansk city view

Author: Denis Nechepurenko

Slavyansk architecture

Slavyansk architecture

Author: Denis Nechepurenko

Holy Resurrection cathedral

Holy Resurrection cathedral

Author: Dumin Alex


Sponsored Links: