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Kharkiv Travel Guide: 172 reviews and 447 photos

The Former Capital of Ukraine

Kharkov, or in ukrainian - Kharkiv - was founded in 1653 and is situated in the North-East of Ukraine. Very beautiful city, big art cultural center. The first Kharkiv's University was openned in 1805 ( http://www.univer.kharkov.ua/ ). During the years 1919-1934 was the capital of Soviet Ukraine.

The Biggest Square in Europe

The Liberty Square was projected in 1920s for special events and holiday, as Kharkiv was the capital at that time. The longest axis is 750 meters.


I love Kharkiv for its multitude of parks, squares and fountains, quiet corners and crowded places.

  • Last visit to Kharkiv: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sep 4, 2006 at 8:44 AM

    I think the zoo's treatment of the animals is bad. The conditions that the underfed animals were living in were terrible and it was sad to see animals lying in cages barely larger then them, often with untreated wounds due to overcrowed conditions.

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    Jun 29, 2006 at 11:50 AM

    thank you for the info on ukraine.

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    Jan 3, 2006 at 1:23 AM

    Nice presentation, good info and very beautiful photos of Kharkiv.

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    Feb 28, 2005 at 6:52 AM

    You made a great page!!! Too much beauties in your country..... Bye....Gianluca

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    Jan 11, 2005 at 1:43 PM

    Really nice pics of the square and the bell tower. I love squares, especially when their name is about "LÝberty"

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    Dec 26, 2004 at 2:41 AM

    did not have any idea that this town could be so interesting..just long way to come there

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    Dec 15, 2004 at 1:48 PM

    Great homepage, I will get back to it many times, thank's fot all that information. You have a very beautifull country. Felicidades, un abrazo, Ismael

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    Sep 10, 2004 at 5:50 AM

    What a gorgeous piece of art!!! :-O. Do they sell miniatures of that?

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    May 19, 2004 at 2:38 PM

    Nice page Raya. Thanks for informing me about your country! Cheers

  • Apr 21, 2004 at 4:13 AM

    Raya, your Kharkiv pages are some of your best yet - keep up the excellent work my great friend from Lugansk :)


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