Are you ready for Christmas? If not, you still have time for decorating the home and buying gifts. The Christmas break is the perfect time to visit family and friends, also travel abroad. However, deciding where to go can be really a challenge. Of course, it’s an ideal time to escape cold weather and enjoy lovely beaches in the Canary Islands or Thailand.
Are you looking for new travel experiences? Welcome to Kyiv, Ukraine! To be sure, you’ll be astonished by its rich culture and ancient history. Ukraine’s capital has many attractions that are really worth a visit. Kyiv is also home to some of the most incredible historic monuments in the world. Let's look at the list of the most popular and unusual monuments of Kyiv.
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv. Actually, this is a reconstruction of the temple of Kyivan Rus times, destroyed by the Soviet authorities. The amazing sky-blue building with golden domes is located in the heart of Kyiv, not far from St. Sophia’s Cathedral. Nearby, there is a monument to Princess Olha, the funicular, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The first mention of it dates back to July 11, 1108 in the chronicle. The...
The funicular in Kyiv is an indispensable part of transportation systems of the city and a very popular attrac among Kyivans and guests of Ukraine’s capital. Every day, the funicular, despite its seemingly low speed (only 2 meters per second) manages to serve 15,000 passengers and approximately 3,000,000 people during the year.
The monument Chasing Two Hares is a popular monument dedicated to the famous movie characters. It is located near the St. Andrew's Church where one of the most famous scenes of the film took place. Chasing Two Hares (Ukrainian: Za dvoma zaytsiamy) is a Soviet comedy film directed by Viktor Ivanov based on the play by Mykhailo Starytsky. This Soviet movie filmed in 1961 is considered a symbol of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema of that time. The whole film is saturated with the Kyiv atmosphere,...
The monument to Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, located in the heart of Kyiv, in front of St. Sophia’s Cathedral, is one of the most famous monuments of Ukraine’s capital. It was erected in honor of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who entered the history of Ukraine as an outstanding commander and statesman. He was a true national hero who led the rebellion of the Ukrainian people against the Polish nobility and wanted to see Ukraine independent.
The Motherland Monument is the highest monument in Kyiv. It is erected on one of Kyiv’s highest spots on the right bank of the Dnieper and can be observed from any part of the city. This is one of the most popular landmarks of Ukraine’s capital. The monument is part of the "National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", dedicated to Victory Day in World War II.
Ancient houses, narrow streets, unusual and themed cafes and restaurants, original museums and a picturesque area ... Podil is a special place with a rich history and unique atmosphere. It is impossible to describe life on Podil in words, it is necessary to feel it, and to appreciate the unique flavor of Kontraktova Square, Voznesensky and Andriyivsky descents.
The Besarabsky Market is an indoor market, located in the center of Kyiv, the most expensive in the city and probably in Ukraine. But, despite this, the market for many has remained the favourite place of Kyivans and guests of the Ukraine’s capital.
What to do in Kyiv with children? Water Museum is an interesting place to visit for both kids and adults, and one of the most popular museums in Kyiv. The museum is located in the city center, in the former building of the city’s water tower, built in 1872-1876. In the 19th century it was the main "water supplier” of the city! In fact, it consisted of two water towers 20 meters high and an underground tank with a capacity of 110 thousand buckets! And this is 1 million 350 thousand liters!...