The world’s biggest monument to Shevchenko, the Bard of Ukraine (1814-1861) is located in this city.
The monument to Taras Shevchenko in Kovel was dedicated on August 22, 2005.
It was erected on a four-meter hill in the city park on the bank of the Turia.
The monument was called Apostle of Truth and Freedom.
Its height is over seven meters and it weighs twenty tons.
The author if the project is Volodymyr Sholudko, a graduate of the National Arts and Architecture Academy.
The press reports say the monument cost a pretty penny – about $900,000, among them people's donations comprised about $50,000.
The monument was erected on the initiative of Shevchenko All-Ukrainian Society called “Prosvita”.
You can see different monuments in the city (all in all 27 of them) beginning with two historical buildings:
Independence Street drugstore and county polyclinic building and ending with Lesya Ukrainka monument (erected in 1991) in the park bearing the name of this outstanding Ukrainian poetess.
There are several war memorials, the monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky and the monument to the victims of Stalin purges as well as old church buildings.
There is a steam locomotive memorial at the railway station square.
This is the list of the main city monuments for you to see where to find them:
1. Common grave of the soldiers of the Russian Army, 1918
Independence Street, city cemetery.
2. Monuments on the common graves of the fallen Soviet soldiers and partisans, 1952-1958, Independence Street, city cemetery.
3. “Glory” Soviet liberators memorial, 1977, Independence Street.
4. Soviet soldiers memorial, 1956, Railway Bridge.
5. Soviet artillery soldiers monument, 1975, Lutsk-Kovel motorway in the suburbs of the city.
6. Monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky, 1954, Khmelnitsky Street.
7. Locomotive depot workers memorial, 1969.
8. The monument to the victims of the Second World War, 1996, Independence Street, at St.Andrew’s Church.
9. Christian Jubilee Cross, 2000, crossing of Brest Street and Vatutin Street.
10. The monument to the victims of Stalin purges, 1991, Mitskevich Street.
11. Ukraine’s Freedom Fighters Memorial, 1996, Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard.
You can walk along the main streets-
Independence Street and Mykhailo Hrushevsky Street
and see the oldest buildings: the old drugstore building and the building of the district polyclinic.
You can also see the Resurrection Church, St.Andrew's Church, several monuments and parks.
The river is called Turia - a nice and picturesque Ukrainian river I would say.
There is a water reserve made on that river between two bridges.
If you drive along Independence Street and then turn to Shevchenko Street, you will get to Shevchenko Park where you can a nice view of the river (water reserve), see the monument to Great Taras (1814-1861). The monument looks very unique and attracting. I took a picture of it, but it was no good. More luck next time!