Andriivski uzviz (St. Andrew's descent)
One of the most ancient streets in Ukraine. Was connecting the upper and downtown. Now the artists express their works (paintings, souvenirs, handicrafts) their. The most popular walking place for locals, especially at the last sunday of May, when the 'Kyiv day' holiday is celebrated.
From the upper side the real decoration is Andriivska (St. Andrew's) church built by the famous Italian architecture Rasstrelli (author of Mariinski palace and a lot of buildings in St. Petersburg). Legend says that apostolus Andriy Pervozvanniy raised the Zamkova gora (hill) and put a cross exaxtly on that place. At that time the big sea was washing the downtown and fell asleep. After St. Andriy put a cross, the sea withdrew. Amdriivska church has no bells because, according to the legend, with the first blow of the bell, the sea will wake up and sink the downtown.
Was designed in 1754 by Rastrelli, an Italian architect. Closed for interior reconstruction works. Still, very beautiful. Situated on the Andriyivskiy Uzviz.