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Poltava Dumplings Monument

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Address: Sobornaya Square, Poltava, Ukraine

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Quaint food display

Visited with my girlfriend and translator for photo opportunity. We went quite early to beat the crowds.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Ok, visited there many many times! First, in Oct 2013, then in Aug, Oct, and Dec 2016 both with my wife and son and alone, I know that this is one of my most beloved tourist attractions to see while in the little town of Poltava, right next to the Bila Altanka, I've seen this in the summer, in the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I like artwork, the concept of this art and everything but the "marshmellow" dumplings in this work. Whomever made dumplings look like marshmellows appears to have no idea what the dumplings look or taste like here. They are the joke of Poltava and any tourist who finds out about them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited with my girlfriend and translator for photo opportunity. We went quite early to beat the crowds.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This type of places is for 'been here done that' people. I didn't know that Poltava dumplings are famous. When I see the monument I know they are.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

As a foreigner I initially failed to see the importance of this sculpture but after several explanations I understand the local (Ukraine) pride and accept that it is a legitimate attraction.

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Lviv
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Even though located in a nice place, this particular monument is rather unimpressive and unimaginative. Locals do not like it. But if you like to be photographed in a gigantic spoon next to stones imitating dumplings - then it is a place for you to go )

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Zurich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Best views Very clean relaxed city. Lots of cafes with amazing food Great to visit on a sunny day. Walk is easy and enjoyable

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

If for no other reason than to be photographed with dumplings! This monument lies amidst other beautiful sights, and is worth the short walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Halushki/Galushki dumplings are unique to Poltava. This place is at the Southern end of October / Zhovtneva Street, beyond the church. It is traditional that you must be photographed here - as the only proof that you visited Poltava !

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a huge sculpture that features a spoon in which you can sit for a photo as if you are in a bowl of a favorite traditional dish. It is along the way to an overlook of the entire town.

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