Warriors Memorial Museum, Vinnytsia Tower

6480

Coordinates: 49.2344694, 28.46946
Type of place: Museums, Architecture
Parking: Absent
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Not equipped
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The European Square is the center of the cultural life of Vinnitsa residents. Here young people gather, street musicians play, festivals and performances are hold. However, the Water Tower is in the very centre of the square.

History
The museum was located in the tower building only in 1985, before that it served for a variety of functions. But all in turn. In the 20th century, the city authorities were faced with the issue of quality water supply, because only wealthy people had access to clean water. So, on August 5, 1911, a Water Tower appears in the center of the city on the project of Vinnytsia architect Grigory Artynov. The length of the first city water supply that was provided with the tower was 1,300 meters and had a capacity of 600 meters cubic per day.

Later, the tower served as a fire boulder, and after World War II, as the highest building of the city it was an observation post. It is interesting that after the war the tower became a house. Today, the Regional Museum of Local History located here a memorial to the soldiers who died in Afghan war.

Architecture
Built nearly 100 years ago, the tower reminds a medieval building. It has got 7 tiers, and the total height, including the superstructure, is 28 meters. Only 4 clocks on the 6th floor which reflect time every day were reconstructed. The walls are painted with paintings dedicated to the theme of the museum.

How to get there?
You can get there by public transport, for example, from the train station by trolleybuses №5, №11, №14 to the stop "Independence Square". Then walk on foot about 5 minutes.
 
Translated by: Darina Stepchenkova
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