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Old Russian van i Kiev downtown
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so......any info on a guide in kiev??
i posted a few days ago, i guess it got deleled, cause i dont see it, but im going to be in kiev in october, and was planning on going to pripyat, and chernobly. does anyone have experience with this trip, and could you give me a hint at whhich tour is the best. im looking to see as much as possible and take some cool pics. thanks
Re: so......any info on a guide in kiev??
this is reputable company, which offers tours to Chornobyl, but you have to inquire with them re English speaking groups.
happy travels, Olya
Travel Tips for Kiev
Cave Monastery : Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Visiting the Cave Monastery is a must for many locals, pilgrims and tourists here. We call that monastery Kiev Pechersk Laura (in Russian sounds as lavra).
Pechersk is the Ukrainian name fo Cave District of Kiev.
Laura means an outstanding and merited monastery.
The monastery is located on the elevated bank of the Dnipro in the area known as Upper Kiev.
Kiev Pechersk Laura (Kiev Cave Monastery) was founded in the 11th century.
It’s a complex of cathedrals and churches, the belfry being 96.5 m high, the highest structure in the city until the statue of Motherland was erected in 1982. The statue is 102 m high.
The monastery is one of the eight men’s monasteries in Kiev and is a place of pilgrimage of many Orthodox Christians in Ukraine.
Its churches belong to the Russian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate.
In the Heart of the Capital
Visiting Independence Square and enjoying the site of the Independence Column and the newly renovated square.
The locals have already nicknamed it Greenhouse for its glass-domed underground shopping malls.
There is an "underground city" full of different cafes, stores and shops to any taste.
The underground city is called "Globe" trade and entertainment center and besides cafes and a McDonald contains lots of stores and shops.
This undeground city was built in a record term of about two years and attracts a lot of visitors. Visiting the park located next to the President's palace called Maria's Palace
(Mariensky Palace in Russian).Lots of people including the locals have a vague idea about the origin of the palace’s name.
This building was designed by the great Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli in baroque was built in 1755 as the Czar’s palace for Empress Elizabeth I.
It consists of three buildings: the central one with two floors and two side buildings on each side.
The palace facade is long enough, especially from the side of the palace park.
It is 119 meters long and its height is 16 meters.
The palace is distinguished by its lavish decor.
It suffered from the fire and was restored in 1870 on the eve of the arrival of Emperor Alexander II and his wife Empress Maria.
The palace was called in her honor then. It was the czar’s Kiev residence.
Such is the origin of the name hence the translation: Maria’s Palace.
For a long time it was not clear for me in whose honor the palace was called.
Live and learn!:-)
LAVRA Soviet times and present days
September 26, 1926 there was an order of Soviet Comissars to open in Lavra cultural museum of Ukraine. Monks were moved to other monasteries or in jails and in 1930 the Lavra was completely closed for religion. The most interesting thing is that in 1941, when German troops occupied kiev, monastery was opened and existed 20 years. In 1961 it was closed again. Due to 1000 years of Christen in Kievskaya Rus', in 1988 USSR government began to return Lavra to th Orthodox church. In 1990 all territories was given back.
Sofiya Kievskaya Complex. Sofiysky Cathedral 3
After Tatar invasion the cathedral stayed without any restoring works long time and only in 1596 the cathedral was used by Unitas. But in 1633 Petr Mogila got control under the cathedral and made a lot of restoration works. The present view the cathedral has reconstruction of 1740.
This wonderful lion is in front of city courtnear Sofiyevskiy Cathedral I just adore this lion because I know him from my childhood when I climbed on his back and imagine like I am great winner and traveller somewhere in desert and I see oasis in front of me :-)))
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