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  • 1. Independence Square - Maidan Nezalezhnosti

    Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Майдан Незалежності) or Independence Square was for me, the beating...

  • 2. Chernobyl Museum

    The Chornobyl Museum was opened on April 26, 1992, exactly 6 years after the disaster happened. It tells the history of what happened through photos, clothes and equipment used by the rescue workers,...

  • 3. St Sophia Cathedral

    Visiting St. Sophia’s Cathedral (Софійський собор) was one of the best experiences I’ve been fortunate enough...

  • 4. St Andrew's Church

    ST Andryivski Church is one of the more beautiful churches in Kiev, in my opinion. It was built in 1754 by the same architect, in fact, who designed thr Winter Palace in St Petersburg! The church is

  • 5. Pechersk Lavra

    In Khreshchatyk Street, Kiev, I boarded the bus number 20 until the entrance to the Monasteries of the Caves, o Pechersk Lavra, at about 3 kilometers distance. Then I walked to them. According to one...

  • 6. Golden Gate

    There is different info about when the Golden Gate was built but it stems from the days of Yaroslav the Wise (1019 - 1054) and was mentioned in the chronicles for the first time in 1037. It is the...

  • 7. Andriyivsky Uzviz

    Andriyivsky’s Uzviz otherwise known as Andriy’s descent or Andrew’s descent is the connection between the upper town neighbourhood to another historic neighbourhood Podil. On Andriy’s decsent there is...

  • 8. Bohdan Khmelnytsky Monument

    The monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky sits in the open area in front of St Sofia's Cathedral, if we arrive from the monastery complex of St Michail. The exact date when he was born is not known but

  • 9. Khreshchatyk Street

    Kreschatyk is the main street that runs through most of central Kyiv. During weekends and bank holidays the street is shut to cars and buses and the streets fill with buskers, entertainers and people...

  • 10. Chernobyl

    If you have wanted to see this then go before they finish the last sarcofagus that will completely cover the facility 2015 i think is when its completed? anyways its becoming a tourist hot spot and...

  • 11. Friendship of Nations Arch

    The friendship arch represents the unification of Ukraine with it's large and domineering neighbour of Russia. The monument consists of a Ukrainian and a Russian worker stood under a large arch...

  • 12. Great Patriotic War Museum

    Extensive grounds with sculptures and ex-army machine (tanks, anti-aircraft guns etc...) and of course has Rodina Mat looking over it. Including the museum you really need a minimum of half a day...

  • 13. World War II Memorial

    This gigantic lady, the Mother Ukraine, stands on top of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. It was unveiled by Leonid Brezhnev in 1981. The statue in itself is 68m tall and weighs 530 tons. It...

  • 14. Mariyinsky Palace

    Mariyinski Palace was an official home of the russian royalty and is now the official ceremonial residence of the president of Ukraine. Officially the palace was built for the Russian Empress...

  • 15. Pirogovo - National Open Air Museum

    Originally a village south of Kiev now Pyrohiv/Pirogovo is an unique open-air museum of traditional Ukrainian architecture and way of life. It's a must see attraction for tourists and everyone who is...

  • 16. Yaroslaviv Val

    The street Yaroslaviv Val is famous for its architecture and beautiful buildings. This street were not destroyed during the Second World War. Prepare for a steep walk up from the main street,...

  • 17. St Michael's Cathedral

    St. Michael's Gold-Domed Monastery (Михайлівський...

  • 18. Dnieper River

    At the bottom of St Andrew's descent is the district of Podil. This area reminded me a little bit of Soho in New York City (my hometown). If you navigate your way east to Naberezhno Kreshatik & the...

  • 19. Princess Olga Monument

    The monument to princess Olga sits in the open area in front of St Michails monastery complex. It was unveiled on September 4, 1911. In the middle of the monument stands Olga, the first and only woman...

  • 20. National Opera

    The National Opera House is a wonderful building reflecting the culture and beauty of Kiev. We enjoyed a performance of the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofief..The prices were very reasonable and...

  • 21. Chimera House

    Gorodetsky built the Chimeras House as a traditional for that time dokhodny dom - a house for profit and/or rent. It’s one of the “transformer houses” – four stories from one side (Bankova St.) and...

  • 22. Botanic Garden

    If You are in Kiev especially during spring make sure You visit the Botanic Garden. There are a number of them but the one I visited was the Central Botanic Garden. There, along with lots of kinds of...

  • 23. Mykhailivsky Zolotoverkhyi Monastery


  • 24. Funicular

    The Funicular runs from across the street from Poshtova Ploscha metro station up the very steep hill to Myhailivska square, the area behind St Michailskyi monastery. It was closed for renovation...

  • 25. Andriyivsky Spusk - Descent

    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...

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