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Located about 4.4 km away from the city centre is the Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport (IFO). It is the main international gateway into the city and serves the entire region.
Transit to and from the airport is by taxi or car rental.
Located in Western Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk is the administrative centre of the Ivano-Frankivsk region. A historical city, it was initially called Stanislawow and then changed to Stanislav in 1939 during the occupation of the Soviet Union, and then it later in 1962, came to be known as Ivano-Frankivsk.
The city was built initially as a fortress to shield the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from uprisings and invasions in the region. A quaint and gorgeous city, Ivano-Frankivsk offers visitors a lot to explore, see and do.
A city which can be totally explored on foot, Ivano-Frankivsk is much more than the transit point to the breath-taking Ukrainian Carpathians. With its historical monuments, European-styled houses, beautiful and peaceful gardens and parks, it also serves as a great location for a relaxing getaway from bustling big cities.
An enjoyable pastime in the city would be to take a stroll down the famous Nezalezhnosti Street. Featuring lots of restaurants, coffee houses, shops and a lot of life, there is always something to see on Nezalezhnosti. The sights and sounds here include street artists and performances, so you have some background music to tap your feet to as you stroll, shop, or just watch.
Ukrainian cuisine is known for its variety, high quality, and age old recipes. A few popular dishes include Deruny, which is eaten at breakfast or dinner. Deruny is a potato pancake usually flavoured with chopped onions, mushrooms, spices, and meat before being fried or baked. There is also the famous salo which is pork fat, usually served as an appetizer but sometimes as a full dish, or as a snack on rye bread with greens and spices.
There is also Okroshka, a delicious summer soup usually served cold and made either with kefir or kvass, combined with carrots, greens, cucumbers, sausages and radishes.