13 Desyatynna street

Follow me

About the place

The humorous monument based on the novel of the same name by the famous Ukrainian writer Mykola Gogol, The Nose, was erected in 2006. Gogol never married, but there was true love in his life. The woman whom Gogol admired was the Empress’s lady-in-waiting, Alexandra Smirnova-Rosset. The writer corresponded with her, shared his ideas and plans, discussed the works that had just come out of his pen.

Still, he never dared to declare his love. Alexandra married a wealthy official, but continued her communication with the writer. Many could not understand their platonic love, for which neither distance nor time were obstacles.

Review Organizer reviews 0

No review

Next to Gogol’s Nose Monument


Школа І-ІІІ ступенів №25

52 m. вулиця Володимирська, 1, Київ, Україна, 02000

(044) 278-78-24

Exhibition centers

Vsi. Svoyi, Desyatynna

66 m. 12 Desyatynna St


British Embassy

69 m. 9, Desyatynna Street

(044) 490-36-60

Tourist spots

Painters Lane

69 m. 12 Desyatynna Street

Squares and streets

Volodymyrska Street

88 m. 1-13, Volodymyrska street

Tourist spots
Temples, churches, monasteries

St. Andrew’s Church

181 m. 23 Andrew's Descent

(044) 278-12-21

Parks and recreation areas


206 m. 2А Velyka Zhytomyrska St

(044) 393-22-22


InterContinental Kyiv

221 m. 2A Velyka Zhytomyrska St

(044) 393-22-22

Join Us on Our Social Networks