Kyyivs'ka Oblast' Things to Do

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Kyyivs'ka Oblast' Things to Do

  • Chernobyl Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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, a model of the nuclear plant as it looke

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  • Independence Square - Maidan...

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Майдан Незалежності) or Independence Square was for me, the beating heart of Kyiv. The square is at the head of vul Khreshchatyk, Kyiv's main street, and is a central area for big businesses, banks, restaurants and...

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  • Andriyivsky Uzviz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 the stunning St Andriy’s church and other monuments, attractions and some small museums. The famous Ukrainian poet Mikhail Bulgakov lived on...

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  • Pechersk Lavra

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 of the passengers of the bus, who helped me to find the Monastery of the Caves and the stop to get off the bus, it was founded in the XI century...

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  • St Sophia Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Visiting St. Sophia’s Cathedral (Софійський собор) was one of the best experiences I’ve been fortunate enough to have in my travels so far. Constructed somewhere between 1011-1037, it’s Kiev’s oldest church. The cathedral is an exceptional architectural...

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  • St Michael's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    St. Michael's Gold-Domed Monastery (Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир) is one of Kiev's most well-known, flashy and gorgeous sights. The monastery was...

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  • Pirogovo - National Open Air Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 willing to learn more about the life of the Ukrainian rural population in the past. This museum was found in 1969 year and is with area of 370 acres,...

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  • Chernobyl

    Kiev Things to Do

    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 making the whole idea less "eary" but anyway the tour guides are all nice and fun. I think standard ticket is 149 and you get a nice large...

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  • Mariyinsky Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 Elizaveta Petrovna (Empress Elizabeth). The first royalty to live in the palace was Catherine II the Great (Empress, 1762-1796) who on her visit to Kyiv in...

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  • Khreshchatyk Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 just hanging out enjoying the ambience. Kreschatyk is lined with cafe's and shops and also leads to some of the great market places in central Kyiv in...

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  • Yaroslaviv Val

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    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, Khreshchatyk Street.

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  • Golden Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 only remaining part of the old city defence system. It served as the main entrance into town up to the 18th century but at that time it was in quite a...

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  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky Monument

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    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

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  • St Andrew's Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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

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  • World War II Memorial

    Kiev Things to Do

    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 stands on a pedestal which i

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  • Funicular

    4 out of 5 stars

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    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 during my visit, otherwise are the working hours from

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  • Friendship of Nations Arch

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 holding up the plaque of the Soviet Order of Friendship. Besides the two men stand the Pereyaslav council.

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  • Great Patriotic War Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 here. The museum is huge and has a very coprehensive collection - Ukraine suffered massively in WWII. I wandered around this rather sombre museum, my...

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  • Princess Olga Monument

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 to have ruled the Ukrainan state, from 945 to 962. Flanking her are Cyrill and Methodius - the men behind the cyrillic alphabet - on one side and St...

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  • National Opera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 the performance was outstanding.

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  • Dnieper River

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 Dnieper river, you'll find boats which go out on the river for 60 to 90 minutes. The fee is very small, and there's beer and beverages and snacks...

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  • Andriyivsky Spusk - Descent

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    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. (text removed)

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  • Chimera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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 six – from the garden. The non-traditional part was that everything was built from the new then material - cement. Gorodetsky was one of the...

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  • Gorodetsky Street

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    one of the finest examples of Modern. the house has a "horse-shoe" entrance, two "sad" eyes. the very top of the house is decorated by Bacchus head and swamp foliage (and now even real trees). it also has nicely forged balconies. the house also has two "confusing" dates on the facade - 1886 and 1948. the first refers to the date when the Mering's...

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  • National Open Air Museum

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    This is something unique. Pirogovo is a huge territory of about 1 square mile (1.5 sqkm) where from all over Ukraine original ancient buildings have been brought and rebuilt again. For everybody who is interested in Ukrainian life of the past with emphasis on how the ordinary rural population has lived this is a must see. (text removed)

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  • Mother of the Fatherland Statue

    Kiev Things to Do

    The Motherland statue stands tall and can be seen in most places in Kyiv. Built in 1981 the stainless steel statue is roughly 203 ft tall. At the time of the statue being finished it was the tallest statue in the world and is even smaller than the Statue of Liberty in New York. Beside the statue is the Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

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  • National Bank of Ukraine

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    This is a main state treasury. The stone griffins made by italian sculpturer Elio Sala guard towers of this building. You will not be allowed to enter, so must be content with trying to find all the lions' heads on the building's facade. Here is a clue: there r 50.

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  • Mariyinsky Park

    Kiev Things to Do

    This memorial/statue is located in Maryinsky Park in Central Kyiv. I am learning Ukrainian so my reading of the text might not be 100% accurate but I think it says "Glory of the uprising, 1918 in Kiev. We died fighting for Soviet power"

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  • Independence Column

    Kiev Things to Do

    The Independency Colums in Kiev is 50 meter tall, topped with the 12 meter high statue of Archangel Mikhail. The column is made of light composition stone and the statue is made of bronze. It was unveiled to mark ten years of independence. The location is of course in the Independence Square.

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  • Botanic Garden

    Kiev Things to Do

    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 trees and flowers, there is a very nice collection of butterflies. And if You go there in May like I did, You can see most of the flowers at their...

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  • Chernobyl - Gymnasium

    Kiev Things to Do

    Pushing through branches you reach the gym. The time on the clock above the building, standing still, 1:23am - the time of the tragic accident. The swimming pool, huge, deep, empty and going to ruin still have an air of grandness and proudness about it as the sunlight blazed in through the dirty windows. The upstairs wooden flooring of the...

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  • Mykhailivsky Zolotoverkhyi Monastery

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  • Kobzar art

    In the city centre, in the house of 1903 there is a museum of kobzar arts. The museum has opened in 1984 in days of celebrating of 175-th anniversary from the date of a birth ingenious Kobzar of Ukrainian people Taras Shevchenko. Pereyaslav as one of the oldest cities of Ukraine and one of the centers of formation of the Ukrainian nation, promoted...

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  • adopted glory

    Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy is a city in the Kiev area of Ukraine with the population more than 30 thousand inhabitants, an administrative centre of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy area. The is located on the coast of the river Trubezh-the left inflow of Dnepr. The name of city means " has adopted glory ". Prince Vladimir Svjatoslavich has put in pawn here a...

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