Kharkiv

Monument to Taras Grigorievich Shevchenko

Description

  • The monument to Taras Shevchenko is one of the most complex monuments to Kobzar in the world in architectural terms
  • Today it is impossible to imagine the first capital without a monument to Taras Shevchenko.

The monument to the great Ukrainian poet, writer, artist and thinker Taras Shevchenko is one of the most complex architectural monuments to Kobzar in the world. Since the opening, it has become a significant cultural phenomenon, the property of Kharkov and the country. Today it is impossible to imagine the first capital without a monument to Taras Shevchenko.

The monument to the great Ukrainian poet, writer, artist and thinker Taras Shevchenko is one of the most complex architectural monuments to Kobzar in the world. Since the opening, it has become a significant cultural phenomenon, the property of Kharkov and the country. Today it is impossible to imagine the first capital without a monument to Taras Shevchenko.

How to get there?

The monument is located in the heart of Kharkov, at the entrance to the central avenue of the Garden named after T. G. Shevchenko. Not far from the metro station "University" and "Sovetskaya". The facade is perfectly visible from the central highway of the city - Sumy Street.

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HISTORY

  • Kharkov is known as the city where the first monument to Taras Shevchenko appeared in Ukraine
  • The idea of its creation was proposed by the Alchevsky family
  • The grand opening of the monument took place on March 24, 1935 and became a national holiday. The decorated city was jubilant. The fireworks struck and the large choir sang "Shepherd" by Shevchenko.

Kharkov is known as the city where the first monument to Taras Shevchenko appeared in Ukraine. The idea of its creation was proposed by the Alchevsky family. And in 1898, a marble bust was installed on the territory of their estate. Unfortunately, in 1901 the monument was removed, as it was allegedly installed illegally. Now this bust can be seen in Kiev.

Kharkov is known as the city where the first monument to Taras Shevchenko appeared in Ukraine. The idea of its creation was proposed by the Alchevsky family. And in 1898, a marble bust was installed on the territory of their estate. Unfortunately, in 1901 the monument was removed, as it was allegedly installed illegally. Now this bust can be seen in Kiev.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The portrait of the great poet is captured on a 100-hryvnia banknote.
  • The monument to the poet in Kharkov is the most difficult. Its weight is 30 tons. At the time of the opening, it was the highest bronze composition in the entire Soviet Union.
  • Among the statues of the characters there is a hidden wheel inscribed in the composition from the tractor from the time of the first collective farms. Kharkov residents claim that those who managed to make out this wheel are destined to find their love or to stay in Kharkov forever.
  • During the filming of the historical film “Dau,” which took place in Kharkov in 2009, the monument to the poet was painted in black gouache, because in the early years it was bright black.
  • It was the monument to Taras Shevchenko, despite the size and the personified idea, that did not suffer during the Second World War. Near the monument to the writer, the first official rally of the city freed from German occupation took place.
  • The monument is often depicted on postage stamps of the USSR.
  • The portrait of the great poet is captured on a 100-hryvnia banknote.
  • The monument to the poet in Kharkov is the most difficult. Its weight is 30 tons. At the time of the opening, it was the highest bronze composition in the entire Soviet Union.
  • Among the statues of the characters there is a hidden wheel inscribed in the composition from the tractor from the time of the first collective farms. Kharkov residents claim that those who managed to make out this wheel are destined to find their love or to stay in Kharkov forever.
  • During the filming of the historical film “Dau,” which took place in Kharkov in 2009, the monument to the poet was painted in black gouache, because in the early years it was bright black.
  • It was the monument to Taras Shevchenko, despite the size and the personified idea, that did not suffer during the Second World War. Near the monument to the writer, the first official rally of the city freed from German occupation took place.
  • The monument is often depicted on postage stamps of the USSR.