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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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 !

Thank Observer-Y
Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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.

Thank lbcinjax
Poltava, Ukraine
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100 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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.

Thank Raymond C
Odessa, Ukraine
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142 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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 

Thank lubitelj r
Salhouse, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited only because its on the way to the white arbor if you are lucky enough to have even a medium sized child with you there is a photo opportunity, and thats about it

Thank bobbyb82
Kiev, Ukraine
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149 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The monument is connected right next to the White Arbor. It is kind of funny idea of symbolic monument to the most famous dish of local cuisine. However, it looks poorly designed and is located now next to the construction site.

Thank Tania L
Kiev, Ukraine
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just a place where u can take a picture with ur friends in dumplings. Symbol of Poltava's traditional dish. Well done

Thank Alexander_Kulia
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Everyone has a picture of themselves sitting in this bowl of Poltava's famour dumplings. Not to be missed close to White Rotunda.

Thank dab4
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323 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 938 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This monument to a traditional Ukrainian food – Galushka [kind of dumplings that Poltava is especially famous for] – must be one of the most controversial in the city. It was officially opened on April 1 (2006), known as April Fool Day, and has initially been established on Soborna (Cathedral) Square, close to the recently restored Assumption Cathedral. Its opening... More 

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