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Kharkiv

N 4958.955', E 3613.624'
2010-04-04, 2012-06-24
http://www.city.kharkov.ua/
Our rating: 7.40
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Some time ago, in the early days of Soviet Union, Kharkiv used to be the capital of Ukraine. Today its monumental Stalinist architecture tells us about that. This is also the second largest city in Ukraine, where everyone will find something for fun. It can be long walks, nice cafes, art exhibitions or rock concerts. In 2008 there was a concert of Queen with Paul Rodgers on the Svobody (Liberty) Square, one of the largest squares in Europe. The concert brought together the largest audience in the history of the band. I guess Freddie would have been shocked :)

On the railway station you can see the sculpture of one of the characters from the famous Soviet novel "Twelve Chairs".

Sculpture of a character from the famous Soviet novel
Sculpture of a character from the famous Soviet novel "Twelve Chairs" Yuriy Buriak

There's a three-line subway (metro) in Kharkiv, just like in Kyiv. But there are significant differences from Kyiv: the tokens can only be bought only from vending machines, and some stations even have toilets.

"Radyanska" ("Soviet") metro station Nastya Mironets

In the Kharkiv subway on the Oleksyiivska station scandalous, the most expensive benches in Ukraine for $8 thousand each were installed. Yes, yes, that is famous Ukrainian corruption :)

"The concert was right here", says Lenin. Nastya Mironets

In honor of the concert, devoted fans painted graffiti near the central square. The band made some photos there. Unfortunately, the graffiti was removed :(

Graffiti made for the Queen live show
Graffiti made for the Queen live show Nastya Mironets

Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers Nastya Mironets

Roger Taylor
Roger Taylor Nastya Mironets

Brian May
Brian May Nastya Mironets

Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury Nastya Mironets

Anti-AIDS graffiti
Anti-AIDS graffiti Nastya Mironets

Better start the city tour on the central Svobody (Liberty) Square. Here you can find one of the main attractions of the city, the Gosprom (House of State Industry) building. It's built in the constructivism style and symbolizes this style.

Gosprom (House of State Industry)
Gosprom (House of State Industry) Yuriy Buriak

Behind Gosprom on the Lenin Avenue you can find a monument to founder of the city.

Monument to a mythical founder of the city, cossack Kharko
Monument to a mythical founder of the city, cossack Kharko Yuriy Buriak

On the right is the University of Karazin, opened in 1804. Three Nobel Prize winners used to study and teach here.

University of Karazin
University of Karazin Yuriy Buriak

Yuriy Buriak

On the square find an interesting courtyard with sculptures (a 3D image points there).

3D image invites into the courtyard.
3D image invites into the courtyard. Yuriy Buriak


Interesting sculptures in the courtyard
Interesting sculptures in the courtyard Yuriy Buriak


Interesting sculptures in the courtyard
Interesting sculptures in the courtyard Yuriy Buriak

During Euro 2012 the central square turned into a huge fan zone.

Fanzone with matryoshka dolls
Fanzone with matryoshka dolls Yuriy Buriak

Then move to the Shevchenko Park. The park has a very interesting monument to the greatest Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. There are two figures of Shevchenko on it.

Monument to Taras Shevchenko (the only monument with two figures of Shevchenko)
Monument to Taras Shevchenko (the only monument with two figures of Shevchenko) Yuriy Buriak


Building near the Shevchenko monument
Building near the Shevchenko monument Yuriy Buriak

Not far from the Shevchenko is a monument to the 50th parallel created in 2010. It symbolizes that Kharkiv is the largest city on the 50th parallel of north latitude.

Monument to the 50th parallel
Monument to the 50th parallel Yuriy Buriak

There's a large children's cafe with delicious ice cream and the Cascade Fountain in the park.

Children's cafe in the Shevchenko Park
Children's cafe in the Shevchenko Park Yuriy Buriak


Cascade Fountain
Cascade Fountain Yuriy Buriak

Then walk down the Sumska Street.

Sumska Street
Sumska Street Yuriy Buriak


Theater
Theater Yuriy Buriak


Zerkalnaya Struya (Mirror Stream) Fountain, symbol of the city
Zerkalnaya Struya (Mirror Stream) Fountain, symbol of the city Yuriy Buriak


Yuriy Buriak


Sumska Street
Sumska Street Yuriy Buriak


Berezil Theatre
Berezil Theatre Yuriy Buriak


Monument to Archangel Michael, a gift from Kyiv
Monument to Archangel Michael, a gift from Kyiv Yuriy Buriak


Bell tower of the Assumption Cathedral
Bell tower of the Assumption Cathedral Yuriy Buriak


Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo Yuriy Buriak


Bogdan Stupka, the best Ukrainian actor
Bogdan Stupka, the best Ukrainian actor Yuriy Buriak


Thermometer, a favorite meeting place of Kharkiv citizens, 6 meters tall, constructed in 1976 in the Kharkiv Institute of Metrology (in 2012 the new one was created)
Thermometer, a favorite meeting place of Kharkiv citizens, 6 meters tall, constructed in 1976 in the Kharkiv Institute of Metrology (in 2012 the new one was created) Yuriy Buriak

On the roof near the Radianska metro station stands an unusual sculpture of The Violinist. According to the authors, it's dedicated to the city's creativity.

Violinist on the roof
Violinist on the roof Yuriy Buriak

Next, turn right. In a small park near the Assumption Cathedral is an art market and a viewpoint with the best view of the Annunciation Cathedral.

Annunciation Cathedral
Annunciation Cathedral Yuriy Buriak

On the left is the ​​Rosa Luxemburg Square. The Independence monument used to stand here until 2012, but then it was removed due to lack of popularity among the tourists.

On the waterfront you can take a boat and ride along the river. And on the other bank of the river there's a long Poltavskyi Shlyakh (Poltava Road) Street, which leads to the railway station.

Monument of Independence (was demolished in 2012)
Monument of Independence (was demolished in 2012) Yuriy Buriak

Lopan river and the University building
Lopan river and the University building Yuriy Buriak

The new Metalist stadium is a very popular place in Kharkiv (Sportyvna metro station). Football is incredibly popular in the city and local fans are the most active in Ukraine.

Metalist stadium
Metalist stadium Yuriy Buriak


The gate is only thing that remained from the old stadium.
The gate is only thing that remained from the old stadium. Yuriy Buriak


Football is everywhere in the city.
Football is everywhere in the city. Yuriy Buriak

On the Sumska Street there's a monument to the soccer ball. Oleg Blokhin left a symbolic autograph on the ball and after that many visitors felt the need to do the same. The monument was repeatedly dyed, then washed and dyed again.

Monument to the soccer ball
Monument to the soccer ball Yuriy Buriak

Near the stadium, at the intersection of the Academika Pavlova Street and Saltovskyi Highway is a small copy of the Eiffel Tower. In the evening it's highlighted.

Suddenly, the Eiffel Tower
Suddenly, the Eiffel Tower Yuriy Buriak

On the way to the tower we found this church.

St. Alexander Nevsky Church
St. Alexander Nevsky Church Yuriy Buriak

There's another symbol of the city In a park near the Architectora Beketova metro station: the Fountain of Lovers. Here you can also find miniature sculptures of the city landmarks.

Fountain of Lovers
Fountain of Lovers Yuriy Buriak


Nastya Mironets


Miniature Kharkiv landmarks
Miniature Kharkiv landmarks Yuriy Buriak

On the Gogol Street you can find an unusual sign with house number.

House on 2 Gogol Street
House on 2 Gogol Street Yuriy Buriak


Fans are welcome
Fans are welcome Yuriy Buriak


Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary Yuriy Buriak

On the Petrovskogo Street you can find several sculptures of the characters from the famous Soviet novel "Twelve Chairs".

Sculpture of a character from the famous Soviet book
Sculpture of a character from the famous Soviet book "Twelve Chairs" Yuriy Buriak


Sculpture of a character from the famous Soviet book
Sculpture of a character from the famous Soviet book "Twelve Chairs" Yuriy Buriak


Not a typical house for Kharkiv
Not a typical house for Kharkiv Yuriy Buriak


Not a typical house for Kharkiv
Not a typical house for Kharkiv Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: By IC+ train from Kyiv. But if you don't plan to stay overnight in Kharkiv, it's better to go by night train and have more time in the city. Or by comfortable buses of the Autolux and Gunsel carriers from the central bus station in Kyiv (Demiyivska metro station).

Metro Map of Kharkiv
Map of Kharkiv tram routes

Nice video about Kharkiv in timelapse format

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