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Description

  • Zerkalnaya struya is one of the most popular places of the city, its heart and symbol that attracts huge amounts of people every day
  • Zerkalnaya struya is symbol of Kharkiv like a monument to Great Kobzar or a magnificent building of Gosprom

Zerkalnaya struya is one of the most popular places of the city, its heart and symbol that attracts huge amounts of people every day. Zerkalnaya struya is symbol of Kharkiv like a monument to Great Kobzar or a magnificent building of Gosprom.

This place is described by prominent writers and poets; one can see it on the logos of different exhibitions, events, economic forums, European Football Championship and even chocolate candies. Since the moment of building the fountain-arbor has become the most recognizable and first generally acknowledged symbol of Kharkiv that informally has become obligatory for visiting by all guests of the city.

Zerkalnaya struya is one of the most popular places of the city, its heart and symbol that attracts huge amounts of people every day. Zerkalnaya struya is symbol of Kharkiv like a monument to Great Kobzar or a magnificent building of Gosprom.

This place is described by prominent writers and poets; one can see it on the logos of different exhibitions, events, economic forums, European Football Championship and even chocolate candies. Since the moment of building the fountain-arbor has become the most recognizable and first generally acknowledged symbol of Kharkiv that informally has become obligatory for visiting by all guests of the city.

How to get there?

The fountain and park are located in Sumskaya Street in the Pobedy park (opposite the KhATOB), not far from the metro stations “Universitet”, “Arkhitektora Beketova”, “Istorichesky Muzey” and “Ploshchad Konstitutsii”.

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HISTORY

  • Architect Vasily Korzh was tasked with designing such a structure in the park of the Victory, which began to build on the site of the former trolleybus depot
  • Greening the park it was carried out under the supervision of a landscape architect Anne Lighthouse
  • Many Kharkiv remember the building that stood in the northern part. After the war in the former district school Kostyurinskogo housed Kharkiv Theatre Institute

History of this sight dates to the end of the XVIIth century when on the then existing outskirts there appeared a cemetery with a church in the name of Holy Myrrhbearers, that according to some data was built in 1701. For two centuries of existing the church turned from a wooden into a stone one, it had been repeatedly rebuilt by the leading Kharkiv architects such as Petr Yaroslavsky, Evgeny Vasilev, Mikhail Lovtsov, Vladimir Pokrovsky and others. Till beginning of the XXth century the church became a dominant one is this part of the city. In the middle of the XIXth century they also used to arrange bread fairs in the square (on the place of former demolished cemetery).

History of this sight dates to the end of the XVIIth century when on the then existing outskirts there appeared a cemetery with a church in the name of Holy Myrrhbearers, that according to some data was built in 1701. For two centuries of existing the church turned from a wooden into a stone one, it had been repeatedly rebuilt by the leading Kharkiv architects such as Petr Yaroslavsky, Evgeny Vasilev, Mikhail Lovtsov, Vladimir Pokrovsky and others. Till beginning of the XXth century the church became a dominant one is this part of the city. In the middle of the XIXth century they also used to arrange bread fairs in the square (on the place of former demolished cemetery).

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Initially the fountain was called by the name of the first secretary of the Regional Committee of the Party – “Bakhchichuraevskaya struya”.
  • In the hot day up to 3.5 tons of water disappears from the fountain cup.
  • Kharkiv confectionery factory has been producing chocolate candies in gift packages “Zerkalnaya Struya” depicting the monument since 1980.
  • In the 1990th in Kharkiv the literary studio has been functioning and almanac has been published under name “Zerkalnaya Struya”.
  • Initially the fountain was called by the name of the first secretary of the Regional Committee of the Party – “Bakhchichuraevskaya struya”.
  • In the hot day up to 3.5 tons of water disappears from the fountain cup.
  • Kharkiv confectionery factory has been producing chocolate candies in gift packages “Zerkalnaya Struya” depicting the monument since 1980.
  • In the 1990th in Kharkiv the literary studio has been functioning and almanac has been published under name “Zerkalnaya Struya”.