- Area: 107 km² (41.3 sq mi)
- Calling Code: +380652
- Currency: Hryvnia (UAH)
- Population (EST): 340,600
- Official language: Ukrainian
- Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)
Simferopol – Places to Visit
The Crimean Museum of Regional Studies
The museum was established in 1899 and exhibits the nature and history of Crimea. Holding over 12,000 features of both antiques and medieval artifacts, this is a great place to visit to understand Crimea’s culture. Plus, the museum building is a beautiful example of architecture in the classical style.
Salgirka City Park
This picturesque park is situated on the banks of the Salhir river and is a must see when in Simferopol. The park dates all the way back to 1805 and is famous for its beautiful views and peaceful setting. Visitors can have a great day out here throughout the summer months, with activities such as horse-riding, boating and feeding the ducks, to entertain visitors of all ages.
Regional Museum of Local Lore
Located on Pushkin Street, The museum showcases informative exhibits about Crimea’s nature and culture. Archaeological exhibits can be found in the historical section, containing the ruins of the ancient city Scythian, allowing visitors a real insight into the city’s history and culture.
National Art Museum
When the building was originally constructed in 1898 it was originally designed for arts and antique lovers. Today’s collection exhibits over 20,000 pieces, including constructivist and cubo-futurist works of art. The gallery displays pieces of art from all over Ukraine, showcasing the work by many famous artists, with an ever-growing collection. The architecture of the building is a piece of artwork in itself, with its sculpted stairs, concrete lions and 6-column porch. The museum is open to visitors between Monday and Friday.
Known as Centralny Rynok to the locals, this market sells just about everything, including fresh food products, clothing and hardware appliances. Thought to be the best place for bargain shopping due to the fantastic discounts available!
The square is the place to be when any events are taking place, especially on New Years. During the year live concerts take place and is also a hot-spot for skateboarders at night.
The 16th-century restored mosque in Simferopol is one of the most interesting sights to see in the city. This holy site attracts visitors for both its beauty and historical context.