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Freedom Square, Kharkiv

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Check out Freedom Square, one of the largest urban squares in Europe, featuring Ukraine's first skyscraper. Landscaped with hundreds of trees, the square has large open spaces and cobblestone walkways. Stroll along the paths of this 12 hectare (30 acre) site and study the Soviet and modern architecture. As you pass between the buildings and green lawns, you'll encounter building blocks set up on different levels, allowing for views of the square. Check the program at the time of your visit if you wish to see one of the concerts, fairs, or marches that often take place here. You can catch a train from one of the two metro stations located at the site. Before you head to Kharkiv, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kharkiv vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Kharkiv has to offer, including Freedom Square.
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  • Really the biggest square in Europe. Looks classy uniform architectural ensemble with the University and the gosprom building-monument to the era of Constructivism.
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  • be sure to see the kharkive in the center of the city, and I think it was great the statue figures
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  • Kharkovites like brag, they say, is the biggest square in Europe, although it is not so. But the area is really great, especially if you consider it together with the adjacent Park areas. Architectural area emit building Soviet-era konsturktivizma. Here the famous concrete Derzhprom (House of State industry, not to be confused with Gazprom), and the University, and the building of the oblast administration. From the monument to Lenin now left alone the memories and the intrigue around what monument will put in its place. Around the subject of disputes and conflicts rage on, the project, which is currently endorsed by sparked outrage. In the life of the city area plays a central role, there are mass celebrations and protests. The holidays are here often pass the fair with attractions and stalls where you can eat something delicious and drink tea or mulled wine. Beautiful Lee area? If the model of beauty the architecture before the revolution 1917 year, then no, it is in the spirit of Soviet era. But beautiful and monumental.
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