Yaremche – The Pearl of the Carpathians

The city of Yaremche is located in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, which is known for its rich culture and tradition. Yaremche was first founded in the 18th century and has proved to be one of Ukraine's prized possessions. Yaremche is a popular resort destination with just over 10,000 inhabitants, a number which easily doubles during the school breaks and the holiday seasons.

Besides Yaremche being known as a tourist center, it is also a popular health spa destination for many Tuberculosis patients who suffer from this deadly and infectious disease. Tuberculosis can affect your central nervous system and other parts of your body, but commonly affects the lungs, and patients find relief at specialized health resorts in Yaremche. Patients come to enjoy the immense beauty found here in Yaremche.

The Ukrainian city of Yaremche is truly a sight to behold and is often called by the local inhabitants the “Pearl of the Carpathians”. Yaremche’s nickname is appropriate for a city with picturesque views from every direction and a backdrop of a wooded Ukrainian mountain range.

Yaremche provides visitors with an array of activities throughout the year. You can be assured to find some type of sport or activity to keep you busy when you come here. In summer you can take advantage of the beautiful hikes and mountain climbing, which ranges from basic to advanced. If this sounds too adventurous then take a stroll through the sweet-smelling meadows where you can pick ripe berries and mushrooms for breakfast. In winter, sports like snow skiing and tobogganing are popular and are fun ways to brave the winters in Yaremche. There are ski lifts available for those attempting to ski down mountains standing between 700 and 1150 meters high.

Yaremche became part of Ukraine after 1991, but before that the city belonged to Poland. After the interwar, which finished in 1939, Yaremche became part of Soviet Union until Ukraine gained its independence. The Soviet Union period of rule has definitely left its mark on the city of Yaremche, especially when you look at the city’s simple architecture.

A holiday in the city of Yaremche will be a real treat for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As mentioned before there are plenty of activities to keep you busy and there are clubs, stores and cafes available to cater to your every need.

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