Ukraine Things to Do

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Ukraine 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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  • Vorontsov Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Alupka Things to Do

    One of the highlights of Alupka/Yalta is Vorontsov Palace. Built by Count Vorontsov with a Chinese, Turkish, Sottish inspirations. (Wiki has a better description probably) If you are going there from Yalta, don't take the bus tour (around 110 gryvnyas per person). They are very overpriced (obviously targeted for tourists) and none of them speak...

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  • Andriyivsky Uzviz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Alupka Park

    Alupka Things to Do

    Masterpiece of landscape designing is the Palace Park. Alupka Park makes up a joined ensemble with Vorontsov Palace. Nowhere in the Crimea except Alupka would you see such combination of architectural genius with the landscape painter's genius. The combination of sea with mountains, stones with woods, nature wildeness with civilization grace...

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  • Independence Square - Maidan...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Vorontsovskiy Dvorets

    Alupka Things to Do

    So, this Alupka's Palace is not just an old building - it's a museum inside and a beautiful Park-reserve, very big with small ponds with fishies and swans, palm alley. There is too muc inside it, so you'd better see it by yourself - you won't loose time:)

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  • Pechersk Lavra

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Pirogovo - National Open Air Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • St Michael's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky Monument

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Mariyinsky Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Golden Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Khreshchatyk Street

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • St Andrew's Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Great Patriotic War Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Friendship of Nations Arch

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Andriyivsky Spusk - Descent

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • Princess Olga Monument

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Dnieper River

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • 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

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Yaroslaviv Val

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • National Opera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Chimera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • National Open Air Museum

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • Gorodetsky Street

    Kiev Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mykhailivsky Zolotoverkhyi Monastery

    Kiev Things to Do

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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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  • Visiting the Legend of Ukraine

    Sophia’s Park lies on the northern outskirts of Uman. In Ukraine it is often called Sofiyevka.It’s a masterpiece of landscape design! Ludwig Menzel, a Polish military engineer, was the chief designer of the park.Count Potocky dedicated the park in May1802 for his wife’s birthday. 155 hectares of the park are filled with beautiful landscape...

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  • Kolommya / Kolomiya

    Kolomiya/ Kolomyya is a town at the centre of Hustul culture located within the Ivano-Frankivsk province of Western Ukraine. Kolomiya as well as being a town is also the administrative division of the Kolomiya district and is a popular town to get shopping for most means. This is where most people will come from small villages around the town to...

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  • L'viv's Wonder Train

    The Chudo Poyidz translated as the Wonder Train is a sightseeing train that travels around central L'viv. I decided to try out the Wonder Train after it started raining and wanted to see the main sights of the city whilst staying dry. The train leaves roughly every 30 minutes from Rynok Square in L'viv and lasts for 1 hour. Some of the sights on...

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  • L'viv Opera House

    The Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is located on Svobody Avenue in central L'viv. The theatre was built in the late 1800s. Details of shows can be found on the website listed below. Unfortunately I was not in L'viv long enough to catch a show but the building is absolutely stunning and is definitely worth a see.

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  • St Michael's Monastry

    St Michael's golden domed monastry is one of the most famous churches in Kyiv and absolutely stunning!. It is located on the right bank of the Dniper River and isn't far from Independence Square and St Sophia's Cathedral. The monastry was originally built in 1713 but was destroyed by the soviets many years later. Following Ukraine's Independence in...

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  • Motherland Statue

    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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  • Chernobyl Museum

    The Chernobyl Museum is located in the Podil district of Kyiv and can be reached by Metro. The museum is medium in size and houses some genuine artifacts taken from the area around the explosion and shows the technical progression of the incident as well as video tapes of people who have survived the disaster. The museum is fairly priced at around...

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  • Kreschatyk

    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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  • Dubno Fortress and Castle

    Dubno is a city located on the Ilkva River in Rivne Province in Western Ukraine. Although it is classed as a city Dubno is more like a town. The most interesting places to visit in Dubno are the fortress and the castle. The Castle was founded by Konstantin Ostrogski who was a Lithuanian Prince buried in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Cave Monasteries)...

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  • Pysanky Museum

    The Pysanka museum is the museum of painted eggs and is located in the centre of Kolomiya and is the only museum of its kind. The museum is the most famous landmark in the town and is instantly recognised by many Ukrainians. The museum houses a collections of over 10,000 painted eggs from all the regions in Ukraine and even has a sample of eggs...

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