Shevchenko Park, Kharkiv

4.3
#3 of 7 in Parks in Kharkiv
Opposite Taras Shevchenko National University stands Shevchenko Park, the most compact park in Kiev, featuring a large number of statues, plants, and benches. In this small yet vibrant urban oasis, you'll encounter all types--from young students to mature chess players to businessmen on break. Kids will like the miniature train they can ride. Watch the local buskers perform their well-versed acts or admire the statues, including that of Taras Shevchenko--one of the nation's great literary figures. Make Shevchenko Park part of your personalized Kharkiv itinerary using our Kharkiv family vacation planner.
map
Create an itinerary including Shevchenko Park
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
215 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 9, 2017
    We were here two years ago, this year the park is under construction. It seems like they are trying to make it bigger and better.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Shevchenko Garden (garden, rather than Park) is a nice place in the center of Kharkov. Closer to sumskaya Street is a monument to Taras Shevchenko-cult Ukrainian writer (Kobzar). This monument is considered to be the most epic Kobzar. Many garden shops. There are also musical fountain, concert hall, Ukraine, Dolphinarium Nemo known since Soviet times Café Crystal. Closer to Europe's largest square (freedom square) is the oldest in Ukraine Karazinskiy University and relative new restaurant Capri (with good Italian-Caucasian cuisine). On the opposite side of the garden is Shevchenko theatre of Opera and Ballet (known by the Soviet-Ukrainian ASAP). Also in the garden is a large Zoo, which is now under construction. In the garden there are a couple of playgrounds. For two years now, is phasing the garden, which should make the real Pearl of Shevchenko garden.
    View original
  • July 23, 2017
    Nice place but there was renovation. Therefore I could not see very well this park. But if you come Kharkiv and if finished renovation you need visit this park  more »

Plan your trip to Kharkiv

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kharkiv

A major industrial center, Kharkiv mostly caters to business travelers visiting the city for only a day or two. Budget accommodations can be hard to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. Book ahead if you plan to stay near the city center, where elegantly furnished hotel rooms come with free Wi-Fi, secure parking, and access to safe deposit boxes. For something less expensive, check out the city's hostels, which offer small but tidy rooms with shared restrooms and common dining areas.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kharkiv by other users

10 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM SERBIA October, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, outdoors, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kharkiv BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Ukraine & Adelaide BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Kharkiv BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans