Locals claim that this huge square is the second-largest in the world after Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Whatever, at 750m long it's...
Statue of Taras Shevchenko
Locals are perhaps overly proud of this statue. Yes, it’s big and it does portray the heroic poet surrounded by 16 peasants, Cossacks...
Central Shevchenko Park, just south of pl Svobody, is a great place to observe Kharkivites in their element – or win a stuffed animal in...
Offers exactly what you'd expect: plenty of beer (fine imports and inexpensive domestic lagers), sports on TV, a few strange Irish...
Once Upon a Time’ is an upscale stolova (self-service cafeteria), immensely popular with students for its cheap food and beer. It’s...
Lonely Planet review
A project by the legendary Russian web designer Artemy Lebedev, this is the place to open your laptop and catch up with all that email and Facebook news, while sipping great milkshakes, smoothies and lemonade. But if you need none of that, this is still an excellent breakfast or lunch option. They also sell bizarre-looking souvenirs designed by Lebedev's studio.