Kharkov was severely damaged during World War II, but a significant portion of its architectural monuments remained intact. The beautiful monument, the Mirror Stream fountain designed in the Empire style, reminds people about victory of Soviets. Its grand opening was held in 1947.
The Governor's Palace is considered to be the most outstanding architectural monument of the 18th century. Construction of the palace was completed in 1777; it is notable because of harmonious combination of different architectural styles. Currently, the part of the beautiful Palace is housing Ukrainian Engineering and Pedagogical Academy.
The most famous monument in the Art Nouveau style is the House with Chimeras; the facade of the building is decorated with interesting sculptural elements. In addition to chimeras, you can see the old knight's coat of arms, as well as salamanders and wolves. Kharkov is famous for its outstanding religious and tourist attractions, the most famous of which is the Cathedral of the Annunciation.
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