MUKACHEVO (Мукачево)

Our overnight supposed to be in Mukachevo, but from all sides can enter only vehicles with a maximum height of 3,5 meters. So, we have parked at a friendly Shell station, from where we took local bus 9 to the center (10 minutes / 7 UAH). There, to our surprise, was a “farewell bell graduation party” going on, thousands of well-dressed students filled up the center and enjoyed the end of their studies (video you can see on our Instagram). The city is hidden away in the heart of Zakarpattia, surrounded by lush, majestic mountains. Mukachevo is an ancient city from the 10th and 11th centuries. Due to its favorable geographic position, the city constantly had to fight for the right of its ownership. As a result, the city changed hands several times over the course of its millennia-long history, becoming a part of Hungary, Austria, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, until it was passed to the Soviet Union and later – to independent Ukraine. A special place among the city’s sights belongs to the Saint Nicholas Monastery, the oldest in Zakarpattia, founded in the 11th century. Other examples of sacral architecture include the Dormitory Church, with its elegant sternness, and the ancient gothic St Martin Catholic Church, whose walls have preserved their original medieval paintings. Mukachevo’s real gem is the Town Hall, built in the early 20th century. Nice food is at Barry Barr´s Irish Pub – Barry Beer 36 UAH and tasty Machan – 70 UAH (dark toasted bread with garlic and dried beef or horse meat). On the way back we took a local taxi (50 UAH) and later we took another taxi (100 UAH) to modern Green Night Club (entrance – 100 UAH, Cuba Libre – 80 UAH).

Parking location – Mukachevo: 48.433723N 22.686065E (🚻)