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Victory Monument or

Victory Monument or "Mirror Stream"

Victory monument, often referred as "Mirror Stream" or "Crystal Stream" is modern business card of Kharkiv city. Laced alcove is recognizable, although it’s not unique: the same alcove is located in Russian Kislovodsk and it is called "Altanka" there. There is even a legend that the alcove was erected by Kharkov official for his lover in memory of his vacation in Kislovodsk. "Crystal Stream" was reconstructed by 60th anniversary. The fountain pleases with water figures and magnificent illumination at night. At its bottom streams flowing band from the pool. It looks like a mirror, so that’s why fountain was called “Mirror Stream”. If you are a romantic person and you do not...
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Freedom Square

Freedom Square

Let's start our virtual tour from the main square of the city - Freedom Square (Svobody Square). It impresses with its size, being the sixth in Europe in size and twelfth in the world: almost 14 hectares! The area (without exaggeration) holds population of a whole city of medium size. In 2008 “Queen” group concert got together (according to various estimates) from 150 to 350 thousand people! All major events, concerts, mass festivals, fairs take place here. Freedom Square was built in the 20th century, when Kharkov was declared the capital of Ukraine. From the main square of the city the quarters are divided by concentric rings, so it is interesting to look at it from above. Fo...
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House of State Industry

House of State Industry

House of State Industry on Freedom Square is real Kharkov giant and it is worth a separate story. It is an architectural monument included in the preliminary list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a symbol of constructivism. Its height is 63 meters, and together with the spire-tower - 108 meters. The building has 4,500 windows, 2 thousand doors, 34 stairs. No wonder that Kharkiv people wrote a legend about the ghost of an official who allegedly roams the secret passages of Gosprom searching the canteen. To build such a gigantic building, the first skyscraper in the USSR, it took considerable efforts of architects and designers and precise calculations for reinforced concrete struct...
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Spired House

Spired House

In the very center of Kharkov, on Constitution Square, we see another monumental building – Spired House. This is huge house-quarter, sample of Stalin's Empire style. He fantastically combines elements of baroque, late classicism, Napoleonic empire and even art deco. It looks pompous and impressive, especially in the evening when the house is highlighted. There are 7 floors in main part of the building, and 11 in Spired tower. The house is monument of architecture of Stalin era. Photo source: lifekharkov.com Map ...
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure

Another place where you can wonderfully rest and have fun is Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, nicknamed Kharkov's Disneyland. Children will love this place, they will appreciate it for sure! Source of the photo: infa.kharkov.ua. It is world-class entertainment park that offers 40 attractions, as well as sports and children's playgrounds. Children's park, family entertainment zone, extreme zone in style of primitive village and French zone for quiet walks. Here you can find occupation for people of all ages! And it can take whole day long to enjoy and admire it! Map ...
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Museum of Sex and Sexual Cultures of the World

Museum of Sex and Sexual Cultures of the World

There is the most spicy museum in Ukraine that is located in Kharkiv – it’s Sex museum. And that is not just a museum, but the only scientific and educational center in Eastern Europe. It was created by members of the Department of Sexology and Medical Psychology of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education. All the exhibits - figurines, sculptures, photos, drawings - were collected by themselves. There are 12 theme rooms in museum, most of them are exclusively for adults. Expositions will tell about peculiarities of sexual cultures of the world: Europe, Africa, Japan, America, India, China. For adolescents, there is special hall that was created for sex education. Excu...
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Kharkiv Botanical Garden

Kharkiv Botanical Garden

Botanical garden of Karazin Kharkiv National University border with Sarzhyn Yar. Its area is almost 42 hectares, and it is the oldest in Ukraine. It was laid in 1804 at the same time with university opening. You will see powerful gigantic trees, some of them are more than a century. Botanical Garden is famous by its collection of coniferous plants. And nature lovers can admire exotic plants all the year in greenhouse. Collection of tropical and subtropical plants includes more than 2,400 species. Botanical garden is also famous for its collection of orchids. To see them in all the splendor, it is worth to visit the greenhouse in February. But anyway you can go there any time of the...
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"Sarzhin Yar" Park and rope way

You can take cable way from Gorky entertainment Park to Pavlovo Pole sleeping area. During 10 minutes of travel at an altitude of 8 to 26 meters you can admire magnificent views of the city. You will also see the monument of nature of Kharkov - beam of Sarzhin Yar and, perhaps, you will try to walk around it. You need to wear comfortable shoes and do not expect to get around all at once: Sarzhin Yar stretches for 12 km. The river Sarzhinka flows along the bottom of the beam. Source of the photo: segodnya.ua. There is source of mineral water "Kharkivska-1" in Sarzhin Yar that you can take with your bottle free of charge. Here was built Sarzhin’s bathhouse where you can plunge in i...
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Monument of Cossack Kharko

Monument of Cossack Kharko

Do you know who founded Kharkiv city? They tell about a certain mythical Cossack Kharko, Horse sculpture of Cossack Kharko (Khariton) rises at the beginning of Nauki Avenue. Bronze warrior raised his spear in readiness to defend city from enemies. The monument to the founders of the city is the work of famous Zurab Tsereteli sculptor. Iti was established by the 350th anniversary of the founding of Kharkiv city. It was Moscow gift to Kharkiv. Map ...
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Monument

Monument "Bulgakov with Behemoth on the bench"

A nice monument is hiden in the courtyard at 18 Maximilianovskaya Street, to the right of the Consulate General. Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of the novel "Master and Margarita", is sitting on the bench with one of his heroes - cat Behemoth. In the courtyard there are other interesting sculptures - poets Boris Pasternak, Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Vysotsky. These are works of students and graduates of Khudprom. Olminskogo small and cozy street is good to walk and to admire many interesting buildings of ancient architecture. And Bulgakov's characters - monuments to Professor Preobrazhensky and Sharikov - from the "Dog's Heart" can be found in Kharkiv at Universitetskaya Street. ...
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Fountains of Kharkiv

Fountains of Kharkiv

In Kharkov, in the summer heat, beautiful fountains will delight you. A little behind the Shevchenko monument, you will see the modern pride of the city - a new fountain complex. It consists of several parts, which are separated by a forged bridge and cascading steps and pool shapes that reflect the beauty and power of the water flow. In the evening, the fountain is illuminated, which creates an enchanting spectacle of an amazing dance of multi-colored water jets and water surface shining from the depths. Graceful benches, gazebos, flower beds, terrace steps surround the fountain complex, which ends in a small artificial pond with live swans. The interesting places of Kharkov...
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The monument to Shevchenko

The monument to Shevchenko

The monument to the great Kobzar in Kharkiv, erected in 1935, is considered the best embodiment of the image of Shevchenko in monumental art. The height of the figure is 5.5 m, and the monument is 16 m. Poet is depicted in the spirit of socialist realism: a huge figure of fighter surrounded by the same fighters for will, among which there are heroes of Shevchenko's works, and symbolic peasants with workers. Map ...
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Shevchenko’s Theater

Shevchenko’s Theater

On Sumskaya Street there is one of the oldest theaters in Ukraine - Shevchenko Theater. He is associated with such famous personalities as Les Kurbas, Marjan Krushelnytsky. The building was built in the 19th century, later rebuilt and it acquired the features of the French Renaissance. It is an architectural monument. Map ...
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AVEC Gallery of Visual Arts

AVEC Gallery of Visual Arts

In this Kharkiv gallery you can see expensive modern expositions. Priority direction is cooperation with private collectors, who provide works of world-class artists. Modern art is able to surprise by interesting art installations. Map ...
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Riverwalk and

Riverwalk and "Strelka" park.

One of the most recognized romantic places in Kharkiv is Netechenskaya riverwalk and "Strelka" square on the banks of “Lopan” and “Kharkiv” rivers. Between two banks of the river there is a bridge, where couples like to leave locks as a sign of strong love. You can ride a boat along the night riverwalk. Romantic impressions will remain in your memory for a long time. Map ...
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Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral stands on the bank of Lopan River. Its bell tower is clearly visible from riverwalk. Cathedral was erected in 17th century, but it was rebuilt many times. The late Baroque church, which we see now, was built in 18th century. Slender Alexandrovskaya bell tower is younger: it was erected in 19th century. For a long time it remained the tallest building in Kharkov, its height is 89.5 m. Today it is the second tallest bell tower in Ukraine. Map ...
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Intercession Cathedral

Intercession Cathedral

Cathedral of the Holy Intercession Monastery is triple-domed temple in baroque style. In this building everything breathes the harmony, lightness and purity. The domes of the church proudly ascend, and it seems to soar above the earth. The cathedral is a monument of Ukrainian architecture of 17th century. There are temples with more ancient history, but Intercession Church is the oldest survived building of the city, which has reached our time. Near the temple there is picturesque Pokrovsky (or Terrace) square, descending to the Lopan River by terraces. From the upper platform you can see Annunciation Cathedral. Map ...
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The Cathedral of the Annunciation

The Cathedral of the Annunciation

The five-domed cathedral of the Annunciation cathedral impresses with its greatness. It is made in Byzantine style, with a lot of decorative elements. This is the oldest temple in the city. There was a wooden church on its place from 17th century. The cathedral that we see, was erected in 1907 by Mikhail Lovtsov project, later he became the chief architect of Kharkiv. The temple can accommodate up to 4 thousand people. Map ...
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Kharkiv monuments of locomotives

Kharkiv monuments of locomotives

Kharkiv is major railway junction, and this part of its history is also imprinted in monuments. Time goes fast, the technique improves, but it's always interesting to look back a hundred years. Now there are 5 monuments of locomotives in Kharkiv and suburbs. At station "Kharkiv-passenger" you can see locomotive-FD20. In 30s of the last century this series was the most powerful. A rail bus, locomotive and locomotive are installed at Osnova station. It's like a mini-story of railway transport evolution. On the square of Railway Station there is Museum of Southern Railway. Come and enjoy the rare exhibits. Map ...
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