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Kharkov Travel Guide

Kharkov is located in the Eastern part of Ukraine in the valley of rivers Kharkov, Lopan’ and Uda. At the territory of the city these rivers join and Ukraine. Kharkov. Blagoveshenskiy Cathedral. flow into river Donets. The territory of modern Kharkov city covers 300 square kilometers and is divided into nine districts. The name of the city can be written in two ways Kharkov (transliterated from Russian language) and Kharkiv (transliterated from Ukrainian language). Today Kharkov with population of about 2 millions is the second-largest city in Ukraine after the capital, Kiev.

Kharkiv is the city which can be said to produce everything – from a needle to an aircraft. More than 380 industrial enterprises are located in the city. Among them enterprises which are working in machine-building, electrotechnical, instrument-making, energy, food and light industries. The city of Kharkov is very big industrial and business centre of Ukraine. International airport of the city has about 200 flights a day; almost all of them are passenger flights. To see sights of Kharkov and feel the soul of the city we'd advice you contact translator, interpreter and guide in Kharkov. You can be sure to get Best services & best rates.

Freedom Square Kharkov. Ukraine. Kharkov is not only an industrial and business center of Ukraine, it is also a city with a long and glorious history. From 1918 to 1934 years Kharkov was the official capital of Ukraine. In 2004 the city celebrated its 350 anniversary and today it is one of the largest cultural and scientific centers of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The city has about 60 scientific-research institutes, 13 national universities and numerous professional, technical and private higher education institutions, offering its students a wide range of disciplines.

The architecture of Kharkov Ukraine and its sightseeing attracts a lot of tourists. Uspenskiy (Dormition) Cathedral, Blagoveshenskiy (the Annunciation) Cathedral, Intercession Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, Memorial Complex of Glory, Freedom Square which is the third large square in the Europe and the seventh in the world (according to list of city squares by size), Taras Shevchenko Monument, Mirror Stream, Militia Museum and many others.

Ukraine. Kharkov. South Railway stationThe name of widely famous philosopher and educator Hrihoriy Skovoroda and painter Ilya Repin are connected with Kharkov (Kharkiv Ukraine). Skovoroda lectured at Kharkov Collegium. He died here in 1794 and was buried here. The house, where this famous painter Ilya Repin was born in a little town of Chuhuiv, not far from Kharkov and spent his childhood there. The exposition of his house-museum tells the visitors about his life and activity.

Kharkov Travel Guide will help you to visit the most interesting places in the city. Find below must see places in Kharkov Ukraine.

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  1. Annunciation Cathedral in Kharkov

    Annunciation Cathedral in Kharkov

    Cathedral of the Annunciation of Mother of God or the Annunciation Cathedral is located in Kharkov, on the Karl Marx Square, 1, and is the cathedral of the Kharkov Diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate.The first church in the name

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  2. Assumption Cathedral in Kharkov

    Assumption Cathedral in Kharkov

    Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Assumption Cathedral, is the oldest Orthodox Church in Kharkov, erected in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The cathedral is located in the heart of the city on

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  3. Freedom Square in Kharkov

    Freedom Square in Kharkov

    Freedom Square in Kharkov is the central square of the city, the sixth-largest square in Europe and the twelfth in the world. Since its inception and until 1996 the square had the name of Dzerzhinsky, during the Great Patriotic War, in 1942 the German

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  4. Aerial ropeway in Kharkov

    Aerial ropeway in Kharkov

    The aerial ropeway in Kharkov is a walking and transport system, which links the Sumskaya Street near the cinema "Park" with Pavlovo Pole (Paul's Field), passing through Gorky Park and Sarzhin Yar.The aerial ropeway was commissioned in 1971. When its

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  5. Kharkov Opera and Ballet Theatre

    Kharkov Opera and Ballet Theatre

    Kharkov National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after N. Lysenko is the first Ukrainian steady-state opera house, where performances are put on the Ukrainian, Russian, French and Italian. To see sights of Kharkov and feel the soul of the city

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  6. Museum of the police in Kharkov

    Museum of the police in Kharkov

    Museum of the police in Kharkov is one of the most interesting places to visit, because it offers a rather extensive exposition for tourists, which was collected over a fairly long period of existence of the museum. The uniqueness of the Kharkov police

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  7. Intercession Cathedral in Kharkov

    Intercession Cathedral in Kharkov

    Cathedral of the Intercession of Holy Virgin or Intercession Cathedral is located in Kharkov on the University Street, 8, and is the parish church in Kharkov Diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, built in the name of Intercession of Holy Virgin.

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  8. Cascade. Cascade stairs in Kharkov

    Cascade. Cascade stairs in Kharkov

    Kharkov Cascade stairs or Cascade is located in the western part of the city park named after T.G. Shevchenko. It’s the name of the fountain, which was donated to the city for the celebration of its 300 anniversary in 1954. Why the cascade has the

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  9. Sumskaya Street in Kharkov

    Sumskaya Street in Kharkov

    Sumskaya Street, named Karl Liebknecht Street from 1924 to 1941, is the main street of Kharkov. It connects the Constitution Square with Gorky Park and Forest Park and then turns in the Belgorod Highway. The part of the street from Theatre Square to

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  10. Shevchenko Drama Theatre in Kharkov

    Shevchenko Drama Theatre in Kharkov

    Kharkov State Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Shevchenko was founded in 1934 on the basis of the shattered theater “Berezil”. In 1935 the again based theater was named after T.G. Shevchenko, and in 1947 it received the honorary

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  11. Memorial complex of Glory in Kharkov

    Memorial complex of Glory in Kharkov

    In Kharkov, in the Forest Park in 1977 there was opened a beautiful and majestic memorial complex. The Complex of Glory immortalized the immortal and unforgettable feat of Soviet citizens in the fight against the Nazi invaders. The place for the memorial

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  12. Constitution Square in Kharkov

    Constitution Square in Kharkov

    Constitution Square in Kharkov is the central and the oldest square in the city, which was founded in 1659 simultaneously with the erection of the Kharkov prison. The Constitution Square has changed a lot of names for more than 3 centuries of its

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  13. Shevchenko Garden in Kharkov

    Shevchenko Garden in Kharkov

    Shevchenko Garden is situated in the Kharkov’s centre and is a city park. It was founded in the years 1804 – 1805 by Vasily Nazarovich Karazin, the famous founder of the Kharkov University. The Garden was initially laid out in the virgin oak

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  14. The railway station square in Kharkov

    The railway station square in Kharkov

    The foundation of the railway station square was arranged to opening the railway “Kursk – Kharkov – Azov” at the end of the sixties of the 20th century. There was initially at this place, named earlier Arkhieriskaya Levada, a

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  15. Shevchenko Monument in Kharkov

    Shevchenko Monument in Kharkov

    The Monument to Taras Grigorievich Shevchenko, perpetuates the name of the great Ukrainian poet, writer, painter, thinker and kobzar. The monument is located in the city centre in the Shevchenko Garden in the central alley and is one of the most

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  16. Gorky Park in Kharkov

    Gorky Park in Kharkov

    Gorky Park is a main park of Kharkov. The park takes up more than 130 ha. The original name of this park from its founding till 1919 was the Nikolaevsky Park or Country Park. In the years of 1920 — 1936 it bore a name of the Utility Park or the

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  17. Small Southern Children’s Railroad in Kharkov

    Small Southern Children’s Railroad in Kharkov

    Small Southern Children’s Railroad in Kharkov is a subdivision of Southern Railroad. Young railroaders undergo their theoretical and practical training and education here. The Children’s Railroad is a narrow gauge railroad and connects the

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  18. Top 10 places to see in Kharkov

    Top 10 places to see in Kharkov

    We offer you the list of 10 best sights in Kharkov, which is one of the cities for Euro 2012. Kharkov (Kharkiv) is the second largest city of Ukraine located in the East. The establishment of the city had started at the times of the Cossacks, and the

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  19. Rosa Luxemburg Square in Kharkov

    Rosa Luxemburg Square in Kharkov

    Rosa Luxemburg Square was founded in Kharkov in the second half of XVII century. Since that time it had different names - Lobnaia, Narodnaia, Torgovaia and Pavlovskaia. The square was a place where the Uspenska and Pokrovska Fairs, as well as the main

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  20. Monument to Lovers in Kharkov

    Monument to Lovers in Kharkov

    In April 2003, a bronze monument to the kissing lovers was opened near Kharkov metro station "Architektora Beketova". The monument was designed by a young sculptor Dmitro Ivanchenko in abstract style, which became a cause of controversial attitude to a

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  21. Monument to Father Fedor in Kharkov

    Monument to Father Fedor in Kharkov

    On the platform of the Kharkov Railway Station there is a sculpture of the character Father Fedor from the novel "The Twelve Chairs" by Ilf and Petrov. The reason for the erection of this monument was the fact that according to the book, father Fedor

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  22. Sviato-Ozerianskyi Kharkov Church

    Sviato-Ozerianskyi Kharkov Church

    Ozerianskyi church in Kharkov was built in 1847 on the outskirts of the city (now the corner of 118 house). In 1874, the shrine was rebuilt and an altar was installed there. However, a service on Sundays and holidays has been held only since the end of

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  23. Monument to Cossack Kharko

    Monument to Cossack Kharko

    According to legend, a monument to Cossack Kharko was built in honor of the founder of the city of Kharkov. The sculpture was installed in the middle of the roadway at the beginning of the Lenin Avenue in August 2004. The monument depicts a Cossack with

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  24. Kharkov Museum of Art

    Kharkov Museum of Art

    Kharkov Museum of Art is one of the oldest and largest museums in Ukraine. Gallery collections include more than 20,000 painting, sculpture, graphic and fine arts items, and are among the most expensive in the country. Exhibitions are held in 25 halls;

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  25. Aleksander Nevsky Church in Kharkov

    Aleksander Nevsky Church in Kharkov

    In 1830, a small stone church was built on the outskirts of Kharkov in the Saburova Dacha. It was named in honor of St. Prince Aleksander Nevsky. By the end of the XIX century, the church couldn’t accommodate the growing community, and in 1900,

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  26. Kharkov Historical Museum

    Kharkov Historical Museum

    Skovoroda Museum of Sloboda Ukraine (Kharkov Historical Museum) was opened in Kharkov in 1920 at the initiative of the Provincial Committee of Art headed by Nikolai Sumtsov. Nowadays, Kharkov Historical Museum is one of the largest and most important

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  27. Glory Memorial in Kharkov

    Glory Memorial in Kharkov

    The majestic Glory Memorial was opened in the forest park in 1977. The complex was designed to perpetuate the immortality of the heroism of Soviet people in the war against Nazi fascism. It was in the northern part of the city in a forest park, where

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  28. Museum of Sex and Sexual Cultures of the World

    Museum of Sex and Sexual Cultures of the World

    The unique establishment was opened in Kharkov in 1999. Museum of Sex and Sexual Cultures of the World. Nobody could imagine that such a curious place could be opened in Kharkov. The initiators of the museum were members of the sexology department of the

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  29. Seeking of the Lost - a Chapel in Memory of Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

    Seeking of the Lost - a Chapel in Memory of Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

    Representatives of the Union of Afghanistan Veterans in the Kharkov region took the initiative to build a Chapel in memory of killed soldiers - participants of local wars. The proposal was approved and on December 3, 2007 the place was consecrated and

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  30. The Kharkov University

    The Kharkov University

    Alexander I signed the order for the Kharkov Emperor lyceum to be opened on January 17, 1805. The biggest contribution for the lyceum to be opened was made by V. Karazin, who is otherwise known as the Ukrainian Lomonosov: the lyceum was opened only due

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  31. Central Synagogue in Kharkov

    Central Synagogue in Kharkov

    The Central Kharkov Synagogue is an architecture monument that dates back to 1912. Among the architects who contributed to the construction were I. Hewirtz, M. Piskunov and V. Feldman. The synagogue is located in Pushkin street, 12. From 1868 to 1910

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  32. Peter and Paul church in Kharkov

    Peter and Paul church in Kharkov

    Peter and Paul church is located on Shevchenko street. This is a newly renovated building made of stone and it fits perfectly into the location. The church is famous for its rich history and therefore it is part of a lot of tourist routes. The Peter

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  33. Kharkov zoo

    Kharkov zoo

    The zoo in Kharkov is one of the most famous and largest zoological gardens in Ukraine. It was founded in the end of XIX century by famous scholars. While planning a trip to Kharkov, don’t forget to include a visit to the local zoo, which is

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  34. Nativity of Sergius church in Kharkov

    Nativity of Sergius church in Kharkov

    The Nativity of Sergius church in Kharkov is the best building that was built in 2001 in Kharkov. The church, which is 46 meters tall, took 5 years to build and 5 million bricks were spent. It’s notable that the Nativity of Sergius church emerged

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  35. Pokrovsky park in Kharkov

    Pokrovsky park in Kharkov

    The young Ukrainian city Kharkov has over 150 parks. All of them are located in various parts of the city and are kept in different states. However, one of the most remarkable is the Pokrovsky park, which is rightfully considered a remarkable site.

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  36. Holocaust Museum in Kharkov

    Holocaust Museum in Kharkov

    Holocaust museum in Kharkov is the first Ukrainian museum devoted to that theme. This is a non-state organization, and the exhibition consists of documents and other sources that were collected by Kharkov region committee “Drobitsky Yar” and

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  37. Monuments to characters of “12 chairs” in Kharkov

    Monuments to characters of “12 chairs” in Kharkov

    Citizens of Kharkov adore the works of Ilf and Petrov like no other Ukrainian city. There are 4 monuments to characters of their famous books in Kharkov. In August 2001 a monument to Father Fyodor was installed at the first platform of Southern

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  38. Sculpture garden in Kharkov

    Sculpture garden in Kharkov

    The Kharkov sculpture garden is located in front of the Platinum Plaza mall right in the centre of the city. The area is decorated with exhibits that were given to Kharkov citizens as a gift by a collector A. Feldman. Besides these sculptures, the

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  39. Proletarskaya square in Kharkov

    Proletarskaya square in Kharkov

    Proletarskaya square emerged on Kharkov map in the XVIII century. It is situated in the centre of the city below the University hill. You can get virtually everywhere in the city from this square. Initially the square was named “Bazarnaya” (M

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  40. Panteleimon Church in Kharkov

    Panteleimon Church in Kharkov

    By the middle of the XIX century there were already 21 churches in Kharkov. However, one of the city citizens, G. Fyodorov, wanted to build another one, and that is why he presented the idea of the construction to the governor and the board of chairmen

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  41. Church of three saints (Golberg church) in Kharkov

    Church of three saints (Golberg church) in Kharkov

    The Golberg Church, or Church of three saints, is located in Kharkov and was constructed from 1907 to 1915. The construction was initiated by the leader of the City merchant society Grigoriy Golberg. He provided a piece of land for the church to be built

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  42. Old university building in Kharkov

    Old university building in Kharkov

    Kharkov is a rather young Ukrainian city, which is already second in size and population after Kiev. However, during its 350 years history Kharkov managed to form a big number of attractions. One of them is the old university building that is located in

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  43. Cathedral of the assumption of the Virgin Mary in Kharkov

    Cathedral of the assumption of the Virgin Mary in Kharkov

    If we compare Ukrainian cities by age, Kharkov will probably be near the end of the list. Nevertheless, even for the relatively short period of its existence, this city managed to expand so much that now it occupies the second spot in the biggest and

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