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Freedom Square

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Address: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 96 800 2992

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It is more beautiful on snow

I have been many time on this square, bit this time it was night and snowing ! It is giving peace on that atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nuri K
Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue of Lenin was pulled down sometimes last year. It has been replaced with something else. Not really fascinating. Not much of a tourist attraction. This is where my school is, I go there daily. Never seen tourists there.

Thank Ellen S
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical soviet type central square. Mainly office buildings. Not very inspiring. May be far better in summer, but pretty bleak in November.

Thank Chezal-2015
Istanbul, Turkey
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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many time on this square, bit this time it was night and snowing ! It is giving peace on that atmosphere.

Thank Nuri K
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Statues of Lenin have been pulled down in many Ukrainian cities and Kharkiv lost its earlier this year. No decision has been made as to what will replace it. At one end of the square is a tent with displays featuring the conflict in the east. The end purpose is to raise money for the military. I find it disturbing... More 

Thank David M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

As any cultural heritage this is one of it and if it happens to be near it you should stop and have a look.

Thank Andra V
Thurso, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Its a shame that they removed the Lenin bust, because nowadays it just a big square with a makeshift tent that collects money for the war. Also, its a gamble walking on there due to the free for all access to cars! Human frogger!

Thank Robbie M
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

It was believed to be the biggest square in Europe, though according to wikipedia, it is not true. But square is big indeed.

Thank Anastasiya K
Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Locals say it's the largest square in Europe. Looks impressive just for its size. Nothing special. There is no more Lenin's monument in there. Just big empty space

Thank 771helen
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

So, it's pretty cool because the whole square (about 30 acres) is made from bricks, and many surrounding streets too, so to see that is impressive. There wasn't much going on when I was there in May, just a few tents/displays bringing awareness to the loss of life from the conflict farther south... and a bunch of parked cars. But... More 

Thank Timcy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The biggest square in Europe, second by size in the world (after Tiananmen)! You think you've seen big squares? Forget it and visit Freedom Square in Kharkiv! :-) The square is surrounded from three sides by Stalin's baroque buildings: Hotel Kharkiv, Regional Government Administration (the building has heroic history after battles against Russian inviders in 2014) and Derzhprom Building. The... More 

Thank Lyudmyla Y

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