Central Square

Central Square, Vladivostok: Address, Phone Number, Central Square Reviews: 4/5

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D3sm0nd_L0w
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia164 contributions
A nice panorama view of Svetlanskaya street, the port, the bridge and the monuments
Oct 2019
It's central, and it's a big spacious square for tourists to take photos of the port, the monuments, Svetlanskaya street, a few monuments standing tall and proud representing the seamen city.

For those who doesn't indulge in photo taking, it is still a place for a good 360 degree look- the ships, the cars, the buses, the people, the buildings, the bridge, the blue sky, the monuments, the church and also the birds!
Written 16 October 2019
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Kanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18,214 contributions
Central Square, Vladivostok, Russia.
Aug 2019
My friends who live in Vladivostok took me to the Saturday open-air market and to the Russian Orthodox Church Cathedral of the Intercession. These visits put me in Central Square. The Memorial to the Fighters for the Soviet Power in the Far East is located here. It is a separate Trip Advisor attraction you can't miss seeing if in the square.
Written 28 September 2019
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ghm11_2
Sweden335 contributions
Big square with lots of tourists, us included !
Aug 2019
Impossible to miss, this impressive square is a meeting place for people, a must for tourists, individually and in bus-groups !
The statues are very impressive, but watch out for the doves, and their spillings, - they fly around all over the square !
Written 8 September 2019
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Allan G
Hamilton New Zealand10 contributions
Central Square Vladivostok
Apr 2019
This is a large and rather barren square with two large statues and a rather magnificent church at one side. Also there is the obligatory gift shop adjacent but this one is quite good. It was good to say we have been there but it was not a memorable place.
Written 4 June 2019
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Eva J
Moscow, Russia2,698 contributions
Central square
May 2019 • Friends
We were there during the May holidays, so it was crowded with locals and tourists. One one side sits a cathedral under construction, on another side sits a giant Soviet monument. There was also a stage set up for the ongoing concerts.
Written 14 May 2019
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Iain@Sea
Helensburgh, UK762 contributions
Huge Soviet-Style Square
Aug 2018 • Solo
Central Square in Vladivostok is classic Soviet with the Memorial for the Fighters for the Soviet Union in the middle and flanked all around by drab, block-style Soviet buildings and with wide avenues leading off the main square.
Written 17 November 2018
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ed-TO
Toronto, Canada292 contributions
Always Something Going On
Oct 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed the memorial statues in the square, but even more we enjoyed seeing the farmer's market on Friday. The variety and quality of produce sold (including preserves) was so interesting, as was the people watching. Lots of fragrant offerings to make a pleasant visit. Returning today, it was interesting to see the locals buying linens and clothing. Seems like there is always something happening.
Written 7 October 2018
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Risuko7
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan15 contributions
Central square is fun in the weekends!
Aug 2018 • Couples
That Sunday hosted a car show with loud music that felt like I was on Daytona beach with sexy girls (usually called "Race-Queens") dancing in a good ambiance...
Written 12 September 2018
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jose yanez
Mexico City, Mexico213 contributions
Even an open market
Aug 2018 • Friends
Cant tell when but every wk there is an open market in this square and is worth seeing it and buying as everything is super fresh and of good quality
Written 8 August 2018
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Andrew M
7,144 contributions
A must visit area in Vladivostok
Jul 2017 • Family
Central Square is also known as the Square for fighters of Soviet Power. The centerpiece of the square is the huge sculpture of a red army soldier holding a banner overhead with his right hand and a military trumpet in the other. The sculpture is meant to signify the victory of the red army forces during the civil war. The years of the civil war (1917 - 1923) are also prominently displayed on the column supporting the statue. There are two "group" sculptures on either side of the main sculpture. The group sculpture to the right of the central statue, consists of three (3) persons - sailor, soldier and worker. They are standing with the double headed eagle insignia at their feet. The double headed eagle was the royal insignia, and was used by the "white" army as their symbol.

The sculpture to the left of the main sculpture is more interesting. The three figures include a young soldier with machine gun, an older "experienced" soldier and a worker supporting the revolution.This sculpture is dedicated to the freedom of Vladivostok from the Americans and Japanese. After the revolution in 1917, many countries entered Russia to lend support to both parties of the revolution. The Americans stayed until 1920 and the Japanese until 1922, and both were in support of the "white" army. The Americans were against communism which the red army practiced, and the Japanese preferred the weak Tsar system through which they had gained many concessions in the recent past, including the defeat of the Russians at Port Arthur and the annexation of half of Sakhalin Island. With the impending defeat of the white army, the growing strength of the red army and the constant guerrilla style attacks by red army supporters on their troops, both the US and Japan troops eventually withdrew.

Another monument in the square is to the Eastern end. It is a double headed eagle stella, and is known as the stella of military glory. This stella was installed in 2012. There are four small pedestals at the corners of the base of the stella. Each column has different reliefs relating to the history of Vladivostok, some of which related to war and local life.We were particularly interested in the Port Arthur reliefs, as we had visited this Russo Japan 1905 war site previously.

Besides these powerful monuments to soviet military history, the square seems to be more of a farmers market during the day. We had a great time walking amongst the many stalls filled with local produce. We decided to purchase some local pastries, and asked for half kg (everything here is quoted in kg). We received a kg of pastries, which was way too much, but was so cheap that we did not argue with the vendor. Instead, we shared some of the pastries with the hundreds of pigeons that inhabit the square.A wooden orthodox chapel is next to the stella area, and it's gold dome makes for great photos. At the left rear of the square (next to the steps) is a gift shop. This was the best gift shop that we visited in Vladivostok, and we spent at least an hour here and took home quite a few reasonably priced souvenirs.

I visited the square the next morning at 6am to take a bus, and the contrast was amazing. It was clean and peaceful and the statues looked even more imposing without the throngs of farmers and their customers.The central square is also a convenient area for getting bus or taxi transportation. The mashrutkas (mini buses) park closer to the statue, and a short walk in an easterly direction will take you to the main bus stop.The schedule of the many buses that stop here is posted on a signboard next to the bus stop.
Written 22 October 2017
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