Authentic local sights in Kharkiv

03 June 2010

If Kharkiv is not the city you are going to visit, you lose much! You certainly will not find here seascapes, and the center of the city was not designated as World Heritage Site. But there are some sights you will never find it out from guides or yellow pages. You have to be the native resident of Kharkiv or at list to live there for some period to know the right way towards fridge. Is it interesting? So here is a short list of some secrets of Kharkiv.


Constitution square

city Kharkiv, Constitution Square

Sightseeing places

There is a monument in honour of the declaration of Soviet Power in this square. Local residents call it "five men drag the fridge from the pawn shop", because the monument consists of 5 men, there is a fridge-looking stone behind their backs, and there is an old pawn shop building to the right of them. If somebody set you a meeting here, go straight to Constitution square.


Terraced square

Kharkiv city, Universitetskaya str., 10

Sightseeing places

Terrace square was called "frying pan" because of round shape of the ground and the cascade fountain. The monument of Grygoriy Skovoroda, which was placed in this park, played a big role in it as well. The residents of Kharkiv like to spend their time by the fountain and to set the meetings by the "frying pan".