Streets of Feodosia
One of the most beautiful and interesting places on the Crimean peninsula is the city of Feodosia. «God given» - this is what the Greeks called this city in the 6th century. Kefe - it was called during the Ottoman Empire. The ancient streets of Feodosia still keep their historical heritage. A settlement with a long history and rightfully considered one of the oldest on earth, miraculously combined the cultural and religious heritage of the East and West, Christianity and Islam.
What is interesting about Feodosia
Currently of interest are the defensive fortifications of the pre-Christian period of the 13th century and the churches of the 14th century that have survived to this day. The Genoese Fortress is located right on the shore of the Feodosiya Gulf. The territory of this building is a cultural and historical reserve. The Tower of St. Constantine with two-meter limestone walls has seen a lot in its lifetime and is now a symbol of the city - it is adorned with the coat of arms of Feodosia.
The city was visited by Pushkin, Chekhov, Griboyedov, Gorky, Mandelstam. The famous marine painter Aivazovsky and the writer Alexander Grin lived on the land of Feodosia, creating their immortal works. Great damage to the historical heritage of the city was inflicted during the Great Patriotic War..
Main city streets
The streets of Feodosia in Soviet times were named in honor of prominent political figures of that time and heroes of the Civil and Great Patriotic War. In the late 90s and early 2000s, several streets of the city were returned to their former pre-Soviet names (Zemskaya, Admiralsky Boulevard - the former Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg). The streets of the old part of the city, located on the slopes of the Tepe-Oba ridge, still retain their former historical appearance..
The center of Feodosia was rebuilt after the war and has a regular rectangular shape with straight lines of streets, different from the winding, winding, with steep descents and ascents of the streets of the old city. The oldest streets in Feodosia include streets that have changed their names three times over the course of a century:
- Grammatikova - Voikova - Ukrainian;
- Serf - Rosa Luxemburg - Admiral Boulevard;
- Meshchanskaya - Red - Mokrous;
- Turkish - Zhelyabova.
Zhelyabova Street is one of the oldest in Feodosia. It was formed during the period of Ottoman rule and was the center of medieval Kefe. The youngest streets of Feodosia are Garnaeva, Krymskaya, Zavodskaya (Baranova), Sumskaya (Panova) streets. In total, there are currently 433 streets and lanes in the city..
The main street of the city is Galereynaya Street, with exclusively pedestrian traffic to Lazarevsky Square. The Gallery houses the Aivazovsky Gallery and the Green Museum. The central part of the city is formed by the streets of Nakhimov, Gorky, Sovetskaya, Ukrainskaya and Kuibyshev. All traffic flows converge at the White Acacia Square, which connects the central and northern districts of the city..