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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 4 weeks ago
John G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Thank xryLviv
Zurich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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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Poltava, Ukraine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Not much too say, not much to see, Good for a photo opportunity, next to the White Arbour, 10 minutes and you've seen it. It is an outdoor piece of sculpture and it's free.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

If you haven’t tried Poltava Dumplings (Galushki) – you haven’t been to Poltava! It’s something special, very tasty and you cannot try it anywhere else in Ukraine. But for memories jump into the spoon and make a picture at the monument. The spoon is so comfortable! I was ready to stay in it longer but had to move because of... More 

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