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"Main and well-known Kiev's street - Khreshchatyk" Top 5 Page for this destination Kiev Favorite Tip by OlenaKyiv

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  Khreshchatyk from the watch-tower
by OlenaKyiv

Favorite thing: Khreshchatyk Street is the main street in Kiev and most people know Kiev by the name of this street. One of the versions says that title of this street is going from a stream beginning at the Khreshchatyk Spring to the place where the Kyivans were christened. Houses appeared at the end of 18 century. At the beginning of 20 century it was a street with banks, shops, offices, apartment houses, theatres. In September 1941 during WWII the street was blew up by Soviet Secret Services and only some houses were survived. The view of Khreshchatyk you can see was created after war by a group of architects. The amazing detail of Khreshchatyk is that it is green during warm time because of many chestnut trees that make street different from all big cities. There are lots of cafes and shops (as for me shops are expensive and not always can offer you good clothes).

Fondest memory: It is lovely to spend weekends and holidays on Khreshchatyk, because traffic is closed and you can walk in the middle of the road enjoying folk music, performances of street actors, street basketball sometimes. But be careful being on Khreshchatyk during great holiday in the evening. There are lots of people who are not polite often. But at the same time you can have lots of fun :-) of course if you like a crowd.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2007
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