Andriyivsky Spusk - Descent, Kiev
Andriivsky Spusk was the "short-cut" from Upper City to Podol district, the name is known from XVIII century.
Andriivska Church was founded by Queen-Emperor Elizabeth Petrovma in 1744 and was built in 1753 by V.Rastrelli. In accordance to the legends the Dnieper hills were visited and distinguished by Andriy Pervozdanny.
Nowadays Andriivsky Spusk is a all-year round exhibition place for arts, craftsworks, decorations, souvenirs; you can also witness live perfomances of musicians and actors.
The whole street is highly repreresnted by art galleries and studios, restaurants (i.e. Za dvumya Zaytshami), cafes, shops.
Worth noting a theatre and unique museums - Museum of M.Bulgakov, author of "Master and margarita" and Museum of the Street, i.e. Andriivskiy Spusk in historical pictures and photos from that times till now.
Andrievskij Spusk is located in the heart of Kiev and should be attended by those who are interested in art, paintings, sculptures or souvenirs made by local artists. Have you ever been in Paris before? Then here you will find a parallel with Montmatre.
At Andriyinsky descent you will find a variety of street vendors selling paintings, jewelry, Ukrainian pottery, embroidery, and handicrafts. It’s a good place to do your tourist type shopping while still taking in the sites. The brick descending road is fun to walk down. Coming back up we took the funicular located at the bottom of the hill. The funicular will bring you back up behind St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
In the top of it You can sea st. Andreevski church (it was build in XVII by Rastrelly) and it lead to Podol. You can sea a beautiful panorama of Kiev. Also Andreevski spusk is market of national folk