Liberty Square

  based on 1 review   write a review

Liberty Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Liberty Square Kharkiv Reviews

vicIII vicIII
345 reviews
Explore Liberty Square Mar 08, 2018
Liberty Square is the central square in the city. The square was built in 1925-1928 and was paved in 1930-1931. This square is the largest in Ukraine, the sixth largest square of Europe and the fifteenth largest in the world. Its area is 11.9 hectares. Its biggest length is 960 meters, its main length is 750 meters and its width is 125 meters. It was called Dzerzhinsky Square until 1990.

The square has the form of a converter whose neck is turned to Sumy Street. You will see Kharkiv Palace Hotel, lots of stores, and cafes nearby. This is where the first Ukrainian skyscrapers were built, among them the university campus buildings and the famous 13-storey State Industry Headquarters ("Derzh prom" in Ukrainian).

Liberty Square in Kharkiv has long been the center of traditional folk festivals and celebrations. Huge in size, it attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the city during unforgettable holiday concerts. The square can provide space for over 350,000 spectators. The largest number of people - more than 250 thousand - gathered here on September 12, 2008, when the legendary Queen band performed there.

For New Year's Day and Christmas celebrations a huge Christmas tree is installed in this square. The school-leavers celebrate their graduation here. Festive concerts dedicated to Independence Day and City Day are held here as well.

You can get to this square by subway, if you get off at University Station or Derzhprom Station. In fact, the square is above both stations.

Liberty Square of the Official City Symbol No.6 out of the twelve official symbols of Kharkiv. They were approved by the Resolution of the Executive Committee of the Kharkiv City Council No. 384 dated April 12, 2000.
Liberty Square
Liberty Square
Liberty Square
Lenin monument (before it was demo…
1 / 1 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
german_eagle says:
My goodness, what a large square!
Posted on: Feb 21, 2017
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!

Check Kharkiv Hotel Deals

Kharkiv Map
1 review - $32
1 review - $25
photo by: viktosha