Kharkov is the second largest city in Ukraine and its second capital. It develops and moves forward improving science, culture, medicine, sport.
If you arrive to Kharkov by plane and have to get to the city you can order transfer or rent a car. It will take around 25-30 minutes to get to the center. While driving to the city you will see that football is the word with which Kharkov is associated among fans of this kind of sport. The city prepares for EURO 2012 and on your way from the airport you will see a renovated stadium Metalist Arena that like Kyiv, Lviv, Donetsk and Odessa prepares to host championship. If you are in Kharkov during the football game but cannot go to it coz there are no tickets, don’t be sad. You can watch the game from big screens that are placed around the city.
It is interesting to know that Kharkov is the largest city in the world on the 50th parallel and its Liberty square is the third largest square in the world. After such interesting thing you can bravely explore the city coz it has many things to surprise you.
Excursion around the second capital of Ukraine you can start from the in with the main street where there are old buildings of banks, the Drama theatre, homes of merchants in old architectural style, one of the biggest in the world monuments to the national poet Taras Shevchenko. While walking along the streets you will see that there are many nice buildings of universities and academies, theaters, libraries, monuments, museums and art gallery.
If you want to go to the church or any other holly place there are many of them such as Pokrovsky, Annunciation, Assumption and Holy Trinity churches located in the heart of the city. Confessors of other religions can go to the Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches or to the largest in Europe synagogue.
After long excursion it is time to rest a bit and have a good dinner. In Kharkov there are many restaurants and small cafes where you can eat European, Ukrainian or Eastern cuisine, try tasty baked bread or croissants. Those who love beer and different kinds of meat can go to the pub Stargorod. Hospitality, cuisine, fresh beer and low prices of this pub will impress you so you will come there not once. Here you can spend evenings with friends or watch football.
You will enjoy excursions around entertainment centers, malls, boutiques, souvenir or bookstores. Here you can choose and buy presents for friends or colleagues or something interesting for you. In the evening go for a walk along the central streets, Kharkov looks different and very nice in this time. You will feel that it was good to see and open a new city, visit its historical places and feel its calm rhythm of life. Discover new cities, discover them with Avis!