Kovel' Travel Guide

  • Railway station, Kovel, Ukraine
    Railway station, Kovel, Ukraine
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    A downtown fountain, Kovel, Ukraine
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    A city entrance sign, Kovel, Ukraine
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Kovel' Things to Do

  • World’s Biggest Monument to Taras

    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...

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  • Visit the Monuments

    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...

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  • Exploring the Architecture

    You can walk along the main streets-Independence Street and Mykhailo Hrushevsky Streetand 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.

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Kovel' Restaurants

  • Waiting for the Train

    The restaurant is located in the Stalin era railway station building and offers traditional Ukrainian cuisine dishes as well as fast food and drinks. The atmosphere is quite cozy and the service is good. This is where you can wait for your train instead of having to sit in the waiting hall. varenyky, potato pies and cottage cheese pies

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  • Downtown Places to Enjoy

    Here are good addresses in the central street- Independence Street:“Albina” bar72 Independence Streettel. 2 50 07“Orion” bar55 Independence Streettel. 2 25 89

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Kovel' Nightlife

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    by hunterV Updated Aug 4, 2013

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    Zolota Kulia is the only nightclub in the city. The locals often call this two-storey bar Little Sphere or simply Bomb.
    The club has little space and bad air-conditioning, though. No problem for smokers, but a big one for non-smokers like me.
    You can come here to have a pint of beer, to listen to music and to meet new people. The second floor is a dancing hall, although the dancing floor is quite small.

    Dress Code: casual

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Kovel' Transportation

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    by hunterV Updated Jul 10, 2008

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    Kovel is not just a railway station between Warsaw and Kiev.
    The distance to those two cities is about the same - about nine hours by train.
    I took a night train to Kiev (Lviv-Kiev) and arrived to Kiev at about 10 a.m., which gave me some time for exploring the city.
    Lviv is not far from Kovel: just five hours by train.
    If you wish to go to Crimea, it's 25 hours by train from Kovel.
    The direct train - Kovel-Luhansk - to the Far East of Ukraine - where I live takes two nights...
    I passed Kovel on my way to Berlin from Kiev.
    There are also bus routes that connect Kovel with the regional center - Lutsk.
    You can also take a bus to Kiev, Warsaw, Lublin and other big and small towns and cities...

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Kovel' Shopping

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    by hunterV Updated Feb 9, 2008

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    This is a very busy place, especially on weekends. There is a farmers’ market and you can also do shopping at numerous kiosks and shops located around the square.
    However, the city forum says the market should be removed from the railway station square where there is not enough space for passengers, to say nothing of street vendors.
    Another place to go shopping in a local atmosphere is the Central Market at 2 Brest Street.

    What to buy: There are also ten supermarkets and shopping malls in the city,
    among them “Hash kray” (“Our Land”) (10 Hrushevsky Street)
    and “Veres” (79 Hrushevsky Street) where I was –
    very attracting buildings, good choice of goods.

    Railway station (built in 1910), Kovel
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Kovel' Local Customs

  • Nobody Is Forgotten, Nothing Is...

    Walking along the city streets you feel that this Soviet slogan lives on.Kovel was a center of large scale fighting during the Second World War.In July 1944 there were fierce battles for the liberation of Kovel from the German invaders. You can see the map of those battles at the waiting hall of the city railway station. Nine most active military...

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  • City Festivities

    Many concerts and meetings are held at the conference centers:30 Years of Victory Conference Center2 Petro Mohyla Streettel. (director) 2 32 96Palace of Culture and Technology124 St.Volodymyr Streettel. 2 11 54 (reception)

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  • Honoring the Great Ukrainian Poetess

    The central city park is called after Lesya Ukrainka.Lesya Ukrainka Park17 Olena Pchilka Streettel. 2 47 67There is Lesya Ukrainka Memorial Museumthe village of Kolodiazhnetel. 9 02 24.The local lore and history museum is located not far from the central park:11 Olena Pchilka Streettel. 3 37 29

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Kovel' Off The Beaten Path

  • War Memorials

    Like in many towns and cities in FSU countries, there are several war memorials here.I discovered this one during my evening tour of the city.The inscriptions in German and in Ukrainian run, Zum Andenken an die Gefallene im Krieg und Gewalt mit der Mahnung zum Frieden und gegenseitige Verständigung. which means the following,In memory of the...

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  • Enjoy the Turia Views

    If you wish to enjoy the river landscape in and around the city, why not go to the suburbs, for example, to “Turia” sanatorium at 137 St.Volodymyr Street.The sanatorium is located right at the riverbank and offers treatment for people with heart, lungs and intestines diagnosis. They have their own mineral water well with high quality healing...

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  • Kovel News

    The city newspaper is called “Kovel County District News”. Before August 1991 it was called “Lenin’s Banner”.You can buy it twice a week: on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It contains a lot of information on the city life, economy and social issues as well as articles on history (in Ukrainian).The editor-in-chief is Mykola Velma who has held this post...

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  • Useful Links

    Here are some useful links(all in Ukrainian):City mapCity forum (in Ukrainian)PicturesInteractive map of KovelOfficial site of the city of KovelMayor's pictures

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  • Volyn Region

    The city is located 70 kilometers to the northeast of the region’s center Lutsk on both banks of the River Turia.Kovel is known since 1310 as a part of Lithuania. In the 16th century, when the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom was formed, it became a Polish city. At the end of the 18th century, when the Polish Kingdom disintegrated, it became a city of the...

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