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Freedom Square

Kharkiv, Ukraine
+380 96 800 2992
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Dzerzhinsky Square

Upon the Soviet takeover the square was named 'Dzerzhinsky Square' in 1926 after Felix Dzerzhinsky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kral K
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Typical Soviet Era Square

The square is advertised as the largest central square in Europe and it definitely is that based on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith M
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
+380 96 800 2992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon the Soviet takeover the square was named 'Dzerzhinsky Square' in 1926 after Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Bolshevik secret police (the Cheka, precursor to the KGB). After the independence of Ukraine it was renamed Freedom Square. During the brief German occupation the name...More

Thank Kral K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The square is advertised as the largest central square in Europe and it definitely is that based on what I have experienced. As opposed to being an open area to display military might, etc. it is actually more of a combination of that and park...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This place, locally called "maidan" for "square" is one of the largest in Europe. it's host a lot of history of the former Ukrainian capital.

Thank Xavier L
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Maybe it is because of me, but there is nothing special about this square.. Although I am aware it holds great emotion value to some people.

Thank Exaptar
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The military tent is a poignant reminder that men and women are defending their country with whatever equipment they can scrap together. It is a very moving experience when you realize that they are trying to keep their country free.

Thank hitchrdnck
Reviewed 12 May 2017

There is nothing there. Finally they took down the statue of Lenin. The square is the site of most of the cities celebrations and is next to another large park with many good restaurants. I recommend going to the near center for an ice cream...More

Thank sandyrown59
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This vibrant open square is situated in the heart of the university district, with Shevchenko Park situated alongside. The younger age group from the uni environment add a nice, lively feel to the square. It is a shame that the Lenin statue centrepiece has been...More

Thank Tim121home
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It is one of the biggest squares in Europe, and really the size of it is impressing. You can walk along and enjoy the heart of the city

Thank Valeriia V
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It is the largest square in Europe. You will be able to see whether or not its beauty - it depends on several factors. Of course, the seasons and weather play a large role. Sometimes you can see only a lot of space ... If...More

Thank natalyy2017
Reviewed 27 January 2017

the central place of the city Kharkiv, around the building, Karazin National University, Shevchenko garden, hotel, city council building

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