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Hedgehog Monument

Between Zolotovoritska and Reiters'ka Streets, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #17 of 323 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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Bath, United Kingdom
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436 reviews 436 reviews
80 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

At the top of the hill by the Ukraine / Russian monument this little chap sits. You can put money in, touch him and wish for your hearts desires. A quirky statue

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Kiev, Ukraine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's kind of cute, but small, and really not worth going out of your way for. Not worth your time unless you are walking past anyway.

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Whittier, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So this may not be worth a trip to see but it is near the Golden Gate so you might as well plan your route accordingly. There is a fun cartoon about a Hedgehog and this is a monument to it. Pretty straight forward. You can watch the cartoon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRsXU4Q6a0Q

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very nice monumet to the character of old Soviet (but not Soviet by its content) cartoon. Moving for everyone who seen the film.

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

How anyone can be grumpy about such a cute attraction is beyond me. Take it for what it is. It's FREE. It's within 50m of Saint Sophia Cathedral (albeit it, the back). Take a selfie. Take a pic. Smile at its childish simplicity. Enjoy the simple things in life!

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LA, Calif
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276 reviews 276 reviews
136 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

As we were walking the streets of Kiev, my guide pointed out that the Hedgehog is looking up at the statue it faces and perhaps laughing as the horse's proportions are not correct.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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289 reviews 289 reviews
64 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

From the Trip Advisor reviews, felt I had to go and see this as it was only 5 minutes from hotel. A wooden monument to a famous cartoon character - nothing more/nothing less.

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Kiev, Ukraine
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This monument was made by Konstantyn Skretutskyi in honour of the cartoon hero "Hedgehog in the fog" that was named the best cartoons of all the times.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I only popped to see this because of the reviews on trip advisor. It was quite sweet and would agree that it is worth a short detour but don't go out of your way. But if you do go I recommend the amazing Italian on the corner by the golden gate!

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Budapest, Hungary
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203 reviews 203 reviews
74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It supposed to be our #1 place to visit in Kiev. Right after our airplane arrived to Kiev, we (a couple) rushed towards the monument addressed to "Hedgehog in the Fog." At first, we were confused because we didn't see any monument in the area where it supposed to be. Later, we realized that people around us were also confused... More 

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