Poltava Dumplings Monument
Poltava Dumplings Monument
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nickq46
Brisbane, Australia173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
October is famous for its dumplings
It’s also close to all tourist icons and restaurant behind it. As well as arbor within few feet.
Written June 29, 2019
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Inna1130
Zurich, Switzerland112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Best views
Very clean relaxed city. Lots of cafes with amazing food
Great to visit on a sunny day.
Walk is easy and enjoyable
Written April 25, 2016
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Yuliya B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
A funny tribute to the local specialty - a huge spoon and dumplings, “galoushki”. Try to order them when eating in the restaurants.
Written May 9, 2023
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Cora_v
Kyiv26,205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011 • Friends
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 has immediately raised wave of protests by the locals and especially clergymen, who have noted that this very place once was a burial ground for about 200 members of the clergy.

As a result, in 2007 the monument has been relocated by 200m away from the Cathedral to Ivanova Gora (Ivan Mountain), and established by the restaurant of the same name, where it presently stands. Much more logical, in my view.

According to its authors, this monument, representing a large plate with 12 Galushkas inside and a spoon in front of it, is meant to symbolise family prosperity; something that I personally failed to feel looking at it. Its aesthetical value is somewhat questionable for my taste, and its gigantic size only enhances the coarseness of the monument’s design. On the other hand, who would expect sophistication from Galushka? This food is simple and rich; and you’ll find the best Galushkas in Poltava, if anywhere in Ukraine.

Poltavska Galushka is one of the most photographed monuments, and you will probably see queues of those willing to get inside the plate to have their picture taken there.

Although in my opinion this monument would have hardly been worth specifically going for, it’s impossible to miss it when in Poltava. You will anyway bump into it on your way from the Assumption Cathedral to the White Arbor (Pavilion) on the edge of Ivanova Gora, which is one of the most popular panoramic spots in Poltava, where everyone eventually comes to.

Take a look, but don’t be discouraged to still try Galushka’s in any decent Ukrainian restaurant of Poltava.
Written June 22, 2011
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velmap2018
Haymarket, VA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This was quite an interesting piece of art! Found it quite complex but not sure I know what it symbolizes.
Written August 13, 2018
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laiyla a
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
It's fun to pose next to it and take pictures, also it's right next to the white Arbor so going there would be like killing two birds with one stone
Written July 11, 2018
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Benamard
Rehovot, Israel2,551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
I love the fact that the spoon is actually designed for lying down and posing for photos. It’s a truly local monument.
Written May 16, 2018
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David S
52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Big deal with locals. Good photo op. It's on the way as you walk to the White Arbor so it's worth taking a look. As far as a stand alone attraction ... Don't think so.
Written February 3, 2018
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Xavier L
Paris, France350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
One of the famous dishes in Ukraine is the local dumpling. This monument is a huge plate of dumplings. This reminds you to go eat some! :p
Written June 29, 2017
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bcs488
Grand Rapids, MI257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Not sure what to say about a big bowl of dumplings that people sit on and amidst to have their photo taken. Well, it's between the White Rotunda and Uspensky Cathedral so,,,, why not stop and take photo.
Written May 28, 2017
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