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Kyiv - thousand and a half years of history

Kyiv (also known as Kiev), a scenic city of close to 3 million people situated on the Dnipro River, is the bustling capital of Ukraine.

According to a legend, three brothers - Kiy, Tsheck and Horiv and their sister Lebed founded Kiev on the right bank of the Dnepr River. It was named after the senior brother Kiy. Since the 9th century, it has become the capital of Ancient Russia - Kievskaya Rus. Contemporary capital of Ukraine is one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is an administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational centre of independent Ukraine. Kiev is the city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments, of great events and outstanding people. Every guest will find something especially interesting for him/her here.

Kyiv - St.Sofia Cathedral

The art and architecture of Kyiv are world treasures. The Cathedral of St. Sophia, where the princes of Kyiv were crowned in the years of Kyiv's grandeur, has outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century. Overlooking the old section of Kyiv, Podol, stands the Ukrainian Baroque church of St. Andrew, much beloved by Ukrainians. The Percherska Lavra, the Monastery of the Caves, a short trolley ride from the center of town, has two 11th-century cathedrals on its grounds, in addition to its world-famous catacombs, bell tower, and museum collections. Close to the center of town stands the Golden Gate, a structure which dates back to 1037. This recently reconstructed remains of the former fortified wall of the city defined the limits of the city in centuries past. Several blocks away, stands the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Volodymyr.

Kyiv-Khreshchatik street - its a must of course :)

The modern center with surviving parts of the old city are on the hilly west, or right bank, of the Dnipro River. The main street, Khreshchatik, runs between two steep hills. Parallel about half a kilometer west, is vulytsya Volodymyrska, the main street of the Old Kyiv area (Staryj Kyiv). From the north end of Khreshchatik, vulytsya Hrushevskoho rises southeast along a ridge to the Caves Monastery at Perchersk. Woods and parks cover most of the steep right-bank slopes. The capital's newer sections stretch out on the flat left bank. These are characterized by large housing developments and industrialized neighborhoods.

Places to visit:
Andriyivsky Uzviz
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Volodymyr Cathedral
Museum Of Historical Treasures
Museum of Folk Architecture
Kyjevo-Pecherska Lavra
Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate)

Also Opera, Mariinskiy Palace, and these are just some featured places!

And also - Art Club 44 (for parties :)

Bud'mo!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Eminent architecture and landscapes, Dnieper river and panoramic views, history and traditions, folklore and music, arts, calorious :) cuisine, festive atmosphere!
  • In a nutshell:Very Special City
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2008
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  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Bon Anniversaire !

  • Fen's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Hey Anna, FENtastic tips and pics on your Kiev pages :-) I remember trying Vareniki it was yummy!! haha

  • ghosthunter's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Hi Anna, Greetings from England. Beautiful pictures & tips for Kiev. I am now really looking forward to my visit in December although i guess it will be very cold, Darren.

  • Pablos_new's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    Next time before visiting Kiev I'll print out your restaurants tips ;))) Good job!

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2008 at 1:20 AM

    Stunning city.D xx

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2007 at 2:22 PM

    Thanks for your comments. Greetings from New York City!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2007 at 8:14 AM

    Excellent page on this beautiful city! So much good information. The architecture is beautiful!!

  • Karlie85's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 7:40 AM

    Thank you so much for the postcard! My mom was Ukrainian. It will be interesting to read your pages (once I get home from work ;))

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Very interesting Kiev page here,sorry I could not help you will Dell.

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2007 at 6:25 AM

    I don't know a lot about the Ukraine but your pictures have caught my interest and now I am curious about your country.

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