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Travel Tips for Going to Kharkiv

Kharkiv is the second largest Ukrainian city with the population of more than one and a half million inhabitants. The city has hundreds of avenues, streets, lanes, alleys and squares. Among the city sites are its parks: Gorky Park, Shevchenko Park with the Zoo, the forest park; its museums: Fine Arts Museum, Natural Science Museum and History Museum; its theaters: the National Opera and Ballet Theater, Pushkin Theater.

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Mirror Stream is considered one of the most beautiful symbols of Kharkov. Many couples and visitors come here to have their photo taken. You can take great pictures against the background of the dazzling white rotunda. There are no special legend…
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    Annunciation Cathedral is a magnificent building, enclosed by a painted stone fence. The cathedral is illuminated by hundreds of lights in the evening. The style of the cathedral is characterized as a mixture of Russian, neo-Byzantine and Gothic trad…
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    There are 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. Here is a list of those official symbols of Kharkiv: 1) Mirror Stream; 2)Annun…
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    Coming to Annunciation Cathedral, you see really see that there are so many wonders around us. It was a miracle to venerate the relics of St. Athanasius. You are sure to feel the fertile energy coming from him; such power ... Words fails me… Allow …
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    Sumy Street is the main street of Kharkiv. It is not distinguished by its width, but has long been known among urban planners and architects as one of the most successful examples of solutions of the central part of a large city, the creation of the …
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    Assumption Cathedral is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Kharkiv. It was the first city cathedral. It was built in 1685-1687 and was rebuilt several times later. The cathedral bell tower is 89.5 meters high. It is the second highest bell tower …
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    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 hectare…
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    The complex of buildings houses the State Industry Headquarters (“derzh prom” in Ukrainian). It was erected in Liberty Square in 1928 and became the core of the new administrative center of Kharkiv, the then capital of the Soviet Ukraine. The Hou…
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    Ukraine Concert Hall is the main concert hall in the city center at 35 Sumy Street. It is located in Shevchenko Park and in a place very convenient for visitors and spectators. It is close to all means of public transport (tram, trolleybus, subway). …
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    Independence Monument in Constitution Square attracted our attention. We found out that it had been dedicated on August 22, 2012 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of independence of Ukraine. The monument symbolizes the age-old dream of our ancesto…
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    The Central Park is the most famous city park in Kharkiv. It occupies an area of about 100 hectares. After the reconstruction, Gorky Park in Kharkiv became one of the best parks in the former Soviet Union countries. As of today, Gorky Park has 38 r…
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    Feldman Eco Park is an area for family entertainment. The park is located on the city outskirts. Feldman Eco Park has a huge zoo. All visitors have the opportunity not only to watch the animals, but also to enjoy the close contact with some of them i…
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    You can see an unusual monument in Sumy Street – the city’s central street. It’s the monument to the soccer ball. It was unveiled on August 24, 2001 in Sports Glory Alley in Shevchenko Park. It became the most important place for sports souveni…
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    Visit one of the unusual monuments: the Monument to Lovers that is located in Pushkin Street in Kharkiv. It represents a figure of a guy and a young lady who have merged in a kiss. The monument was unveiled on April 24, 2003 in Architects' Square…
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    The monument to Jesus Christ is another unusual monument in Kharkiv. It was unveiled on August 10, 2001 on the territory of the Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil Monastery to commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the Nativity of Christ. In fact, it is …
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    Southern Station, whose official name is Kharkiv Passenger Station, is the main passenger railway station of the Southern Railroad in Kharkiv. The railroad has been called like that since the good old Soviet times with an implication that it is south…
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    The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is located opposite the Mirror Stream at 25 Sumy Street. The theater is called after Mykola Lyssenko, an outstanding Ukrainian composer. If you follow the repertoire, you can see many interesting oper…
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    The Love Bridge is another attraction of the city of Kharkiv. This is where lovers hang their padlocks as a symbol of their eternal love for each other. The monument to Apostle St.Andrew, the Patron Saint of Ukraine, is next to Love Bridge on the ban…
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    Taras Shevchenko monument is considered one of the brightest and most beautiful monuments of Kharkiv. This is not just a monument, but also an exquisite composition with a special meaning. In 1930, the first international competition with the aim …
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    Pokrovsky Park (Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil Park) is also called the Terraced Park. It was built in 1951-1952 by a team of architects (H. Wegman, I. Zhilkin, M. Lutsky, A. Mayak). The park is located along a descent adjacent to University Str…
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    AVEC Gallery is one of the main exhibition sites of Kharkiv. It was dedicated in 2000. It i s a large charitable foundation headed by Alexander Feldman, with the office at Platinum Plaza. http://www.platinumplaza.com.ua/?page=1&lang=en AVEC galle…
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    The Sculpture Garden is located in one of the quiet courtyards at 18 Maximilian Street in the Old Town, not far from Pushkin Subway Sation. It is an unusual sculpture garden that is open to visitors. You can visit this outdoor exhibition area located…
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    Walking along the main street - Sumy Street - you can't fail to notice this beautiful monument. The monument to Nickolay Gogol was unveiled on the centenary of the writer's birth on March 20, 1909 in Theater Square. The bust was created by sculpto…
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    The Monastery of Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil is the oldest stone building in Kharkiv. It was built in 1689 and initially functioned as a parish church. In 1992, the temple was returned to the church along with the entire architectural complex of …
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    Paris Restaurant is a place which you have to visit least once! At least for the sake of enjoying the comfortable interior, the warmth and the stunning atmosphere. You will hardly find another place like this restaurant in the entire city. We were …
  26. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    The museum is located to the left of the entrance to the regional terminal that stands to the right of the main entrance to the railway station. The museum consists of three halls dedicated to several periods: - The Green Hall (the pre-revoluti…
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    Prince Yaroslav the Wise Square is located in the central part of Kharkiv, at the intersection of Pushkin Street and Petrovsky Street. The square was named in honor of Prince Yaroslav of Novgorod and Kiev, the eldest son of Prince St.Vladimir the Bap…
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    Strolling along the city streets, you will be surprised to discover the monuments and sculptures you would never imagine to find. For example, you can find the monument to the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway. It is the only Hemingway monument…
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    During our stroll that started at Architect Beketov Subway Station, we walked along Female Myrrbearers Street (“ulitsa Zhon Mironossits” in Russian) and saw the Police Leisure Center, one of the numerous leisure centers of Kharkiv. We call those …
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    Arts Museum was founded in 1805. Now in contains 25 halls where you can visit a variety of exhibitions. About 250 works are on permanent display. Today, the funds of Kharkiv Arts Museum include about 25,000 exhibits: Western European exhibits, Ukrain…
  31. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Booterbroad Cafe ("Sandwich Café” in English) is called a good combination of fast food and restaurant. This is a place for those who want the best value for money. It offers delicious homemade food, delicious pizzas at an affordable price. This c…
  32. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    May 15 is the Feast Day of Saint Athanasius, Patriarch of Constantinople, whose relics repose at Metropolitan Annunciation Cathedral. On that day there is a service at Annunciation Cathedral, which venerates the memory of this saint who became the pa…
  33. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    On August 23, 2004, within the framework of celebrations dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Kharkiv, a monument to the founders of the city was unveiled at the beginning of the Lenin Avenue. People call the monument "the monument to Kharko the Cos…
  34. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    There are some interesting stories about Taras Shevchenko monument : 1) To create Shevchenko heroes, sculptor Mathew Manizer had real people pose for him. They were the actors of Berezil Theater that is called Taras Shevchenko Theater today. 2) T…
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    This festival became popular with city residents and guests. We attended this festival dedicated to University Street. One Street Festival brings together the city's history, culture and creativity. The festival moves from street to street, telli…
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    The monument to the outstanding architect and teacher, Honored Artist Ukraine Aleksey Beketov (1862-1941) was dedicated on August 22, 2007. It was created by the sculptor and architect Seyfaddin Gurbanov and architect Yuri Shkodovsky. A grandson of A…
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    There are a lot of memorial plaques in every district of Kharkiv. Some of them are real works of art. 1) On June 6, 2003, a memorial plaque in honor of the famous Norwegian traveler, oceanographer, diplomat and public figure, Nobel Peace Prize Win…
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    We also saw a number of interesting memorial plaques during our strolls in Kharkiv. The first one is double faced and quite unique: it is dedicated to a meeting of two artists. 1) In memory of the meeting of Peter Gulak-Artemovs'ky and Adam Mi…
  39. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    The monument to the heroes who fell for the independence and freedom of Ukraine stands in Pokrovsky Park opposite Assumption Cathedral. It was transformed from the former Soviet monument that had been unveiled on November 6, 1957 as the monument to t…
  40. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Puzata Khata Fast Food Restaurant (“Paunchy Cottage”, from Ukrainian) is located at 2 Sumy Street, the main city street, in an old apartment house. We enjoyed chicken Kiev and their salads. The ambience was great too. The interior was made to ill…
  41. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    While visiting Lovers Monument in Pushkin Street (Architect Beketov Subway Station), we dropped in at McDonald’s Restaurant that seems to be exceedingly popular in Kharkiv, especially among young people. This restaurant has also McDrive section.…
  42. Free! "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Sharikoff Restaurant located in the Old Town is officially called a tavern restaurant of Slavic and French cuisine. The restaurant's interior is stylized as a time of the heroes of the famous novel of Mikhail Bulgakov – Heart of a Dog (1925). There…
  43. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Traveling by Kharkiv Subway, you will hear the announcements in Ukrainian. The names of the stations on the scheme of the subway were also transliterated into English for you to read the Ukrainian names of the stations. I thought it would be useful f…
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    Around the city by bus: As of today, there are about 150 bus routes in Kharkiv. The city bus traffic is serviced by 1,200 buses on a daily basis. Those buses belong to 68 bus transportation companies, the majority of which are private ones. Mos…
  45. Free! "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    The Love Bridge is another attraction of the city of Kharkiv. This is where lovers hang their padlocks as a symbol of their eternal love for each other. Love Bridge is a very refined bridge with a very good location. Arrow Park with a boat station…
  46. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    It’s one of the oldest museums in Ukraine, a center of the country study of Kharkiv region. Kharkiv region is known to have been Free Village Area in old Russia. That was the place where runaway serfs could have a piece of land to settle, ex…
  47. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    The Firefighters Memorial was unveiled in 1990 in Firefighters Park located at 50 Poltava Road. The memorial is located not far from the fire tower. The three-meter figure of a firefighter was made in black to symbolize the mourning. At the same ti…
  48. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    The Church History Museum of Kharkiv Diocese the Museum of the Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). It is located in the Old Town (University Hill) in the center of Kharkiv. The museum is located on the territory of Virg…
  49. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    On October 15, 2009, the monument to the legendary ophthalmologist Leonard Hirschmann (1830-1906) was unveiled in Kharkiv in the park near the 14th opthalmological clinic named after Hirschmann. The clinic is located at 5 Honchar Street. The name of …
  50. Very cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Walking tours of Kharkiv have become very popular among the city residents and guests. Please do not miss a tour with Max Rosenfeld on a weekend. Follow the city advertisements. Almost every week there is this or that festival where you can listen to…
  51. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kharkiv, Ukraine
    Not far from the impressive Shevchenko monument, there is an unusual monument - the monument to the 50th parallel. It symbolizes the fact that Kharkiv is the largest city on the 50th parallel of north latitude. Kharkiv is located at the intersection…
yasuyo says:
Wow! This list will be helpful travelers to Ukraine!!!
Thank you for sharing!
Posted on: Feb 23, 2017
EmEm says:
I hope to visit your homeland someday.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2017
Toonsarah says:
A good comprehensive list. If I get round to adding my own Kharkiv VT material we can compare notes!!
Posted on: Feb 19, 2017
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