The city of Poltava is favourably endowed with the samples of architecture and monuments. The majority of monuments are connected with the victory of Russian army over the Swedes. The main area of unique interest of Poltava and Central Square of the city is the Monument of Glory.
It was erected to commemorate the victory of Russian army over the Swedes in the Battle of Poltava at the place, where after the Battle of Poltava on June 27, 1709 there took place the meeting of tsar Peter the Great with the station of fortress and local citizens. The monument was unveiled on July 27, 1811. In 1852 around the monument there was laid out a park (the Corpus-based park), being the example of garden art.
The Monument of Glory and Corpus-based Park occupy the central part of Round Square. The exclusive peculiarity of Poltava’s Round Square is the fact that the projects of “model” buildings of governorate cities, developed by the professor of architecture A. Zakharov, are brought together only in Poltava, representing the unique – the only one in the CIS countries architectural ensemble of the age of governorate classicism completed on a compositional level.