There are a lot of places in Kiev that are worth of visiting, but here we list the most remarkable that should not be missed during your stay. After all, you haven’t been to Kiev if you haven’t seen cultural icons like Kiev Pechersk Lavra or 1000 years old Sophia Cathedral. So, here you are 10 Must Visit places in the Kiev city.
Being only 1.5 km in length, Khreschatyk is the most famous and well-known street in Kiev. Discover history and modern life of this exciting place with Kiev-Assist
One of the main attractions of the memorial is monument of Motherland. The height of it from the pedestal to the end of the sword is 62 meters, overall height is 102 meters and weight is around 500 tons. This monument is the biggest in Ukraine and one of the largest in the world.
The Golden Gate dates back to 11th century and is one of few monuments that survived till our days. It was in times of Yaroslav the Wise, who surrounded the city with powerful defensive shafts which had 3 gates. Golden Gate was the main and front ones and it was built at the same time as Saint Sophia Cathedral.
On every fair day and especially in summer tons of people in Kiev head for this oasis, as Gryshko National Botanical Garden is an island of green within busy city.
Before the revolution of 1917 the Palace was a residence of royal family. During WW2 the Palace suffered greatly as a bomb hit it and damaged central part of the building. Still the Palace was reconstructed in 1945 – 1949 and since that time it became a place for state receptions.
Pirogovo is kind of a time machine. You can see with your own eyes households and architecture of all Ukrainian regions the way it was couple of centuries ago. By visiting Pirogovo you make it possible to see all interesting places and regions of Ukraine in just one day
This monastery became a Christian center of Kievan Rus. It became Lavra in 12th century as by that time the monastery was really large and developed. Kiev Pechersk Lavra was a very important center of enlightenment and culture. It was the place, where the entire learned world of the Rus gathered. Here scientists were working over adaptation and translation of Byzantine religious and secular texts. Also here at Lavra new texts were written and it had high importance for the development of specific Kievan culture.
Nowadays Podil is one of the main tourist attractions of Kiev and generally speaking it is the heart of old city. It is very European, very stylish and elegant. If you don’t know where to start your Kiev tour you may without a doubt start it at Podil and you won’t be disappointed
House with Chimeras – the most eccentric building of Kiev.It is an amazing example of early 1900’s architecture in Art Nouveau style. It is a truly masterpiece and also during the years it became a city legend, because its appearance is rather sinister.
Saint Sophia Cathedral is the most important historic construction in Kiev. It is one of the most famous landmarks of the city and the first architectural monument that was inscribed on the World Heritage List.