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My Favorite Places in Kyiv

Kiev is rich in history. It is one of the world's ancient cities. It was the center of statehood and culture of the Eastern Slavs. Kiev has a lot of parks and recreation areas where you can just relax and enjoy the fresh air and surroundings, among them the Hydropark - a large riverside park located on two islands, with their sandy beaches, that is a good place for swimming, sunbathing, rowing and playing beach volleyball.

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Take a walk in the evening downtown, especially in Khreshchatyk and Independence Square and enjoy the views. The fountains look beautiful and so does the 62-meters-high Independence Column. The central square is full of people in the evening, too.…
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Khreshchatyk, the central street of Kiev that is only 1.2 km long, is worth visiting. The street connects European Square and Bessarabian Square and is a good place both for having a walk and for shopping. The street is closed for traffic on weekends…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Please do not miss visiting Shevchenko Park adjoining St.Volodymyr Street. Shevchenko monument in Shevchenko Park (its area is 5.4 ha) was dedicated on March 6, 1939 on the eve of the 125th anniversary of the great poet’s birth. The architect is…
  4. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    This ancient gate is located in the Old Town in Yaroslav's Rampart Street (it is called Yaroslaviv Vahl in Ukrainian). This street boasts of the reconditioned apartment houses dating back to the beginning of the last century. The ancient Golden Gate…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    The monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky was dedicated on June 23, 1888 in Sophia Square (the name is understood as "Lord's Wisdom Square"). The total height of the monument is 10.85 meters. The monument was created by sculptor M.Mikeshin and the granit…
  6. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Archangel St.Michael is the patron saint of the Ukrainian capital. The complex of buildings of St.Michael's Monastery was fully rebuilt in the nineties and restored. Excellent frescoes and mosaics - this is what the famous St. Michael's Cathedral is…
  7. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    St.Andrew’s Descent is a historical street of Kyiv. It is considered a museum street. To reach this attractive place, turn left in front of the Foreign Ministry and walk along the street leading to St.Andrew's Descent. Earlier, St.Andrew's Descent …
  8. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kiev, Ukraine
    Sophia Cathedral (Lord's Wisdom Cathedral) is one of the ancient churches in Ukraine. The cathedral is a state reserve. It is often called the chief spiritual shrine of Ukraine. Sophia's Cathedral built in 1011 was the principal temple symbolizing t…
  9. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    This is the famous destination in Kiev included into most of the city tours. You will be taken to the monastery through the main entrance called Holy Trinity Church Gate. The monastery is called Cave Monastery for it was founded in the caves by the …
  10. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Friendship Park is located on the high bank of the River Dnipro. The full name of this park is "Peoples' Friendship Park", but nobody calls it so. Instead, everybody says merely, Friendship Park. This park is an integral part of the Dnipro Park, whic…
  11. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Visiting European Square in the Old Town, you will see Dnipro Hotel and the splendid building of the Ukrainian House National Cultural Center, where different shows and exhibitions are held. There is the flag of the European Union in European Square…
  12. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    If you'd like to see the 19th century Kiev, why not walk along Petro Sahaydachny Street in the Old Town. The street connects Post Square and Contract Square. You can reach it by the metro (Post Square station or Contract Square station). There are lo…
  13. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    I remember visiting the park located next to the President's ceremonial palace called Maria's Palace (“Mariensky Dvarets” in Russian). Many people including the locals have a vague idea about the origin of the palace’s name. The great Italian …
  14. Very cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    There are many bus, trolley bus and streetcar routes in the Ukrainian capital. There are minibuses run by private companies that charge a bit more. It is always better to order a taxi in Kiev. However, the fastest and the most reliable means of…
  15. Average priced "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Hydrozone is a nice nightlife spot on Trukhaniv Island on the Dnipro ('Hydropark' Metro Station). It includes a disco bar, a sauna, a restaurant and billiards room. The entrance fee is/was 10 UAH on weekdays and 30 UAH on weekends and holidays. You …
  16. Very cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    If you go site seeing in St.Michael's Square and you have to get to the Riverside Station or to Impressa Hotel, it is better to take a funicular, or a cable car, that will take you to Post Square metro station. You can ride quickly from Lower City (…
  17. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Visiting the Museum of the Second World War located next to the cave monastery, you will see a statue at the entrance to your left. It is called To the Fallen. The statue depicts a dying soldier and is the memorial to all the soldiers who did not com…
  18. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    The Afghan War memorial is located in Laura Street between the Cave Monastery the Second World War Museum. This impressive monument is dedicated to all those residents of Ukraine who perished in that stupid war. The monument became a part of the Me…
  19. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    You can see construction sites almost everywhere in Kiev now. Even in the Old City brand new apartment houses are being built and put into operation. I would not call those apartments very cheap. There are completed construction projects around B…
  20. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    Kiev railway station was reconditioned and rebuilt in 2001 on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the country’s independence. It had been originally built in 1927-1932. It is really impressive how well they built in those hard times. The bilding be…
  21. Average priced "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    This bowling club is located on the fifth floor of Gulliver Shopping Mall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvIcUax02-8 Gulliver Bowling Club: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBaq-eLO1Y has many ultra-modern lanes for customers. We, my collea…
  22. Ridiculously Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    I would say it is the most expensive and prestigious restaurant of all I have visited and dined at in Kiev. It is located on the 8th floor of Credit Agricole Business Center in Leo Tolstoy Square in the Old City. Phones: +38 044 234 77 88, +38 044 23…
  23. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    I stayed in this hotel once and had no problems with it. In addition, I visited my American friends who had chosen to stay there on my recommendation. They did not regret about their choice afterwards. My friends' room cost about $75 a day. It w…
  24. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Kyiv, Ukraine
    This hotel located in the off-the-beaten-path concrete jungles of the western part of the city stands at the campus of the Ukrainian National Aviation University. It is a former nine-storey dormitory for students that was turned into the hotel. Th…
HORSCHECK says:
Victor, great list about Kyiv here.
Posted on: Mar 13, 2017
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