Monument of Taras Shevchenko

Taras Hryhorovich Shevchenko(1814 - 1861)
​Indeed, there is another Shevchenko more important than The Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko.


Taras Shevchenko has a uniquely important place in Ukrainian history. He was a major figure of the Ukrainian national revival. Taras Shevchenko was a man of universal talent. He dedicated his life and creative talent to the people of Ukraine. He is known as the Ukrainian national poet, artist and great patriot of Ukraine.

 

The Statue of Ukraine's most famous poet is situated at the northern entrance of the park named after him. It is a colossal, imposing statue looking towards the University, directly across the street from the deep red building of National University (also known as Shevchenko University).  At one end of the Park you can see local people playing chess. There is also another monument within the park called "Babushka Sculpture".