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Kiev Travel Guide

Wonerful view. Kiev the capital of UkraineThe capital of Ukraine, the center of Kiev region - Kiev - stretches for 35 km from east to west and for 42 km from north to south along the picturesque banks of the Dnepr.

The city has a unique landscape and is widely known for its architectural ensembles, which are tactically inscribed in it. Despite the considerable loss, they create a complete image of the historic city, located along the waters of the ancient Dnepr-Slavutych. The area of Kiev is 827 square km and includes 14 administrative districts. There are built on only 42% of the entire area of the city. The rest of the city is water bodies, green areas and parks.

Modern Kiev is one of the largest cities in Europe, administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center of the country.

The capital of Ukraine is situated on both banks of the Dnepr, in its middle stream, below the confluence of the left tributary - Desna. The northern part of the city is situated on the Podillya lowlands, the south-western one (right bank) - on Pridneprovskaya uplands, the south-eastern one (left bank) - on Pridneprovskaya lowlands.

Mihailovskiy cathedral. Kiev the capital of UkraineNo doubts that Kiev is one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine. Located in the centre of Europe it attracts a lot of tourists. Kiev local time is UTC +2. Kiev has outstanding heroic history. From 1921 the city was part of the Soviet Union, since 1934 as a capital of Soviet Ukraine.  After 57 years as the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union, Kiev became the capital of independent Ukraine in 1991.

Today Kiev is the administrative, cultural, and financial core of Ukraine, represented by over 3 million citizens. Kiev has regained its former glory as one of the most beautiful capitals of Eastern Europe. It will be enchantment ‘at first site’ as you take your first stroll along the chestnut lined streets of the old part of the city, feeling as though a time machine has sent you back into the very heart of history. Millennial Orthodox cathedrals, crowned with golden domes and diverse styles of old buildings – all bear imprints of the ancient splendor of Kievan Rus, a mighty state of the Medieval Europe. Monuments once erected by old master builders and now restored and reconstructed anew can be seen reflected in modern high-rise architectural ensembles. Dozens of theaters, art galleries, and museums will invitingly open their doors for you.

Kiev's most famous historical architectural complexes are the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), which are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. One of Kiev's widely recognized modern landmarks is the highly visible giant Mother Motherland statue standing at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War on the Right bank of the Dnieper River. It is hard to describe the magnificence of Kiev sights and sightseeing, you should see it with your Khreshatik at night. Kiev the capital of Ukraineown eyes.

At night you can see the beauty of Kiev from the other side. Full of nightlights with its great architecture the capital of Ukraine becomes a wonderful place for a romantic car tour. Numerous nightclubs, disco bars, restaurants give great opportunity to fill nightlife of citizens and guests with wonderful impressions and emotions. Kiev travel guide will help you to know this beautiful city better. Below you can find the list of Kiev attractions. You are welcome to visit Kiev.

 

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  1. Assumption (Uspensky) Cathedral – the Main Temple of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    Assumption (Uspensky) Cathedral – the Main Temple of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    The main temple of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra – Assumption Cathedral (Uspensky Cathedral) is located in the centre of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, in front of the Saint Gates, in the middle of the central square of the Upper Lavra. This temple, one of

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  2. Andrew's Descent in Kiev

    Andrew's Descent in Kiev

    In every city there is an old street, in whose lives there are inextricably united reality and history, fantasy and reality. This living history in Kiev is Andrew's Descent. The name of the street is associated with the presence of the Apostle Andrew in

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  3. Khreshchatyk and Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti)

    Khreshchatyk and Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti)

    Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kiev with the length of more than 1 km. The street starts from the European Square, and ends – at Bessarabska Square. The history of the street can be divided into two parts: before the XIX century and after.

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  4. Askold's Grave

    Askold's Grave

    Askold's Grave is situated in the park on the right bank of the Dnieper in the burial place of Prince Askold. According to legend, the princes Askold and Dir were killed in this place, but the body of Dir, in contrast to Askold, was buried not in the

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  5. St. Andrew's Church in Kiev

    St. Andrew's Church in Kiev

    One of the famous sights in Kiev is St. Andrew's Church, built by order of Empress Catherine in honor of the Apostle Andrew. It was erected in 1754 by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. According to legend, the mountain, on which the cathedral is

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  6. St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery in Kiev

    St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery in Kiev

    St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery in Kiev, one of the oldest monasteries, attracts tourists with its history, architecture and rich decoration. The name "Golden-Domed" comes from ancient times: historians believe that such an epithet of the monastery

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  7. National Philharmonic in Kiev

    National Philharmonic in Kiev

    National Philharmonic of Ukraine is located in the capital, city-hero of Kiev. Initially the National Philharmonic was located in Kharkov, the former capital of Ukraine. After the proclamation of Kiev as the capital of the State, Philharmonic moved to

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  8. Botanical gardens in Kiev

    Botanical gardens in Kiev

    Nowadays Kiev is one of the greenest cities in the world. This honorary title was achieved due to beautiful greenery, wonderful parks and botanical gardens. In Kiev there are two botanical gardens: National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko of National

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  9. Kiev Subway

    Kiev Subway

    The date of foundation of the Kiev Subway is 1916. However the preliminary works began only in 1938 that had been temporarily suspended due to the beginning of the Great Patriotic War and continued after its end. Subway crosses all 10 districts of the

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  10. Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev

    Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev

    The main temple of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Vladimir's Cathedral has different and interesting history of construction and extraordinary interior. It is located on the Boulevard of Taras Shevchenko, and annually attracts millions of tourists and

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  11. Monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky in Kiev

    Monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky in Kiev

    Monument to great Ukrainian political leader Bohdan Khmelnitsky is located on the Sofia Square and is one of the symbols of Kiev and monument of culture and architecture of the XIX century. The history of the monument is very interesting and unusual:

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  12. Museum of the Great Patriotic War (Mother-Motherland)

    Museum of the Great Patriotic War (Mother-Motherland)

    The National Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is the memorial complex, which is located in Kiev on the right bank of the Dnieper on the outskirts of Pechersk. Museum of the Great Patriotic War was opened on 9 May 1981, the ceremony was

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  13. Exhibition of Dinosaurs in Kiev

    Exhibition of Dinosaurs in Kiev

    From September 10 in Pechersky Landscape Park at the Singing Field there is held the exhibition "World of Dinosaurs", where one can see more than 50 exhibits of dinosaurs, recreated in full size on the latest scientific advances.This exhibition is an

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  14. Monument to Prince Vladimir in Kiev

    Monument to Prince Vladimir in Kiev

    Monument to Prince Vladimir, also known as the Monument to Vladimir the Great, is located in the park "Vladimir Hill" (Vladimirskaya Gorka) and is one of the oldest sculptural monuments of Kiev and the symbol of this city. The first mention of the

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  15. Bridge of Paton in Kiev

    Bridge of Paton in Kiev

    Bridge named after E.O. Paton, which is pedestrian, automobile and tram until 2004, longer than 1.5 km (the length of the bridge is more than Khreshchatyk Street) was opened in the middle of XX century, in 1953. Being the part of the small circular

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  16. People’s Friendship Monument in Kiev

    People’s Friendship Monument in Kiev

    The opening of the Friendship Monument, devoted to the reunification of Ukraine and Russia, was held in Khreshchatyi Park in 1982 and was dedicated to the sixtieth anniversary of the Soviet Union and the celebration of the 1500th anniversary of Kiev. The

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  17. Academic Theatre of Russian Drama by Lesya Ukrainka

    Academic Theatre of Russian Drama by Lesya Ukrainka

    National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama named after Lesya Ukrainka is located in Kiev, in the building of the former theater Bergognie in the very heart of Kiev - in the center of the historic part of the city, on the corner of two old streets (Bogdan

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  18. Monument to the founders of Kiev

    Monument to the founders of Kiev

    According to the “Primary Chronicle” by Nestor the Chronicler, as well as other Russian chronicles, dated XI-XII centuries, the contemporary city of Kiev was founded by three brothers - Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The newly

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  19. Speed Tram in Kiev

    Speed Tram in Kiev

    In the capital of Ukraine, city of Kiev, there was held a long-awaited event – there was finally launched the speed tram. The launch date was transferred thrice. The very reconstruction has lasted for 3 years, though it supposed to be finished in

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  20. Park of Glory (Pechersk) in Kiev

    Park of Glory (Pechersk) in Kiev

    The Park of Eternal Glory, located in the Pechersk district of Kiev, more than 50 years ago was called the Anosov Garden. Now on its territory there is a memorial complex “Park of Eternal Glory to the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War”, in

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  21. History of Kiev

    History of Kiev

    Kiev is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Eastern Europe. It has heroic and glorious history. According to the legend Kiev was founded about 1500 years ago by three brothers - Kyi, Scheck, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The city was named

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  22. The biggest Flower Clock in Europe

    The biggest Flower Clock in Europe

    On August 23 before the Independence Day of Ukraine in Kiev there was opened the biggest Flower Clock in Europe and in the world. The draft of Clock was based on the works of Ukrainian national painter Leonid Andrievskiy. Flower Clock mechanism was

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  23. The Caves of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    The Caves of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    Kiev-Pechersk Lavra – is the orthodox male monastery, the most ancient and one of the most prominent monasteries in ancient Kievan Rus. For centuries the main sightseeing of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra are the caves, built by the saint founders of the

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  24. The temples of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    The temples of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

    Located at the hills of the right bank of river Dnieper Kiev-Pechersk Lavra meets gests with a wonderful view of temple cupolas which are glittering at the sun. The view of temples of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra from the left bank of river Dnieper is really

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  25. Flower Exhibition in Kiev

    Flower Exhibition in Kiev

    On the slopes of Pechersk Landscape Park in Kiev from 22 August till 1 September was held the traditional annual 54 Kiev flower exhibition timed to the Independence Day of Ukraine. In 2009, the theme of this exhibition was “Fairy Tales of the

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  26. The House with Chimeras. Kiev. Ukraine

    The House with Chimeras. Kiev. Ukraine

    The House with Chimeras is one of the most famous sights in the Ukrainian capital. It was created by famous Kiev architect Horodetskyi. There several legends about the building of the House with Chimeras. They say that Mr. Horodetskyi's daughter died

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  27. Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

    Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

    Saint Sophia Cathedral was built in XI century. It is located in the heart of the city. There preserved through the centuries 260 m² mosaics and 3000 m² frescoes. It’s hardly anywhere else in Europe to find a church where preserve so many

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  28. Golden Gates in Kiev. Ukraine

    Golden Gates in Kiev. Ukraine

    Until modern times there preserved few monuments of ancient Russ during the reign of Yaroslav the Wise, and the Golden Gates is one of them. The construction of the gate is mentioned in chronicles in 1037.Of course, Kiev, gaining strength, had to be

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  29. Church of the Tithes in Ukraine

    Church of the Tithes in Ukraine

    The first Christian construction built by Vladimir the Great became the Church of the Tithes in 986-996. Prince of Kiev allocated one-tenth of his income to its keeping that resulted in the name of the Tithe. Although in the documents it was called the

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  30. Mariyinsky Palace in Kiev. Ukraine

    Mariyinsky Palace in Kiev. Ukraine

    Throughout its 250-year history, the Mariyinsky Palace experienced blossoming, landscaping, desolation, reconstruction, forgetfulness and fame. The daughter of Peter I, Empress Elizabeth, who was surprised of the beauty of Kiev, had chosen the place for

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  31. House of weeping widow in Kiev

    House of weeping widow in Kiev

    On the Lutheran street in Kiev there is situated the incredible building - house number 23. This manor was built by E. Bradtman in Art Nouveau style in 1907 due to order of the Poltava merchant Sergei Arshavskiy.On its facade above the windows there are

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  32. Florovsky Monastery in Kiev

    Florovsky Monastery in Kiev

    Ascension Florovsky Monastery in Kiev, founded at the beginning of XVI century (the name of the founder remains unknown), is not only the functioning monastery, but also the historical monument. According to some data it was built at the end of the XV

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  33. The building of the Presidential Administration in Kiev

    The building of the Presidential Administration in Kiev

    The majestic building that raises in Pechersk over Lipki, on Bankova Street, 11, was built in 1939 for the staff of the Kiev military district. It is the monument of Kiev culture and architecture. The building project was created by the famous Kharkov

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  34. National Bank of Ukraine

    National Bank of Ukraine

    National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is the central bank of Ukraine and it was created when the country became the independent state. The Ukrainian Constitution governs all actions of the NBU, which are as follows: implementation of a monopoly to issue

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  35. Cyril Church in Kiev

    Cyril Church in Kiev

    Cyril Church is one of the oldest temples with six cupolas. It was built in the early XII century on the outskirts of the city. The main cathedral of the Cyril monastery was intended as a tomb for Olgovichi. At the end of XII century in this sacred place

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  36. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (House of Organ and Chamber Music) in Kiev

    Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (House of Organ and Chamber Music) in Kiev

    Nicholas Church is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas, which has been used as the house of organ and chamber music since 1980. The building of the church began in 1899 and there were used many innovative technologies. For example, the foundation

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  37. Babi Yar in Kiev

    Babi Yar in Kiev

    Babi Yar is the tract in the northwest of Kiev, which became famous as the place of mass execution of Soviet prisoners of war and civilians, mostly Jews and Gypsies, during the Great Patriotic War. Having decoyed Soviet citizens in the Babi Yar, the

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  38. National Opera of Ukraine

    National Opera of Ukraine

    National Opera of Ukraine, which was formerly named the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko, is located in the center of Kiev and was established in 1867, immediately winning the title of one of the best in

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  39. Alexander Church in Kiev

    Alexander Church in Kiev

    Alexander Church, located near the Independence Square and Khreshchatyk, is not only the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Kiev, but also the main Catholic Temple of this city. It was named after Tsar Alexander I, who ordered to build the church. The

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  40. National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy

    National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy

    National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy is one of the oldest higher educational establishments of Ukraine. It was founded in 1615, closed 1817, reopened in 1819 and finally revived only in 1992. During its rich history the University was named school,

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  41. Klovsky Palace in Kiev

    Klovsky Palace in Kiev

    Klovsky Palace was built in 1756 in baroque style. The palace was originally intended to accommodate members of the royal family during their visit to Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, although it was never used as intended. The royalty preferred to stay in the

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  42. Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev

    Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev

    The Kiev National University named after Taras Shevchenko is the oldest university on the territory of Ukraine and also a scientific and cultural centre. It has a lot of awards, for example the first place in 2009 among higher educational institutions of

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  43. Castle of Richard the Lionheart in Kiev

    Castle of Richard the Lionheart in Kiev

    The house № 15, called Castle of Richard the Lionheart, is situated between the Andrew's Descent (Andreevsky Spusk), the old Kiev street, and the Vozdyhalnitsa Hill, the historical area, mentioned in Old Russian annals. It’s widely thought that the

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  44. Vladimirskaya Hill in Kiev

    Vladimirskaya Hill in Kiev

    The Park Vladimirskaya Hill (Vladimirskaya Gorka) is justly one of the most beautiful parks on the Kiev’s territory. The Park was founded in the middle of the 19th century: there is the Memorial to Prince Vladimir, the Kiev’s symbol, who made

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  45. 20 Inspiring Bird's Eye Views of Kiev

    20 Inspiring Bird's Eye Views of Kiev

    I’d like to tell you about the Mother Motherland, but rather about how I saw Kiev bird's eye view. There is a memorial complex in Kiev “National Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”, it consists of various exposures, the

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  46. Cheap Hotels in Kiev

    Cheap Hotels in Kiev

    If you are going to visit Kiev on business or as a tourist, you will surely face the problem of finding housing. People coming to Kiev on a business trip prefer economy class hotels. Their choice is quite reasonable: the prices of expensive luxury rooms

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  47. Luxury apartments in Kiev

    Luxury apartments in Kiev

    Kiev is beautiful and ancient city. Choosing apartments for your stay in Kiev is just the beginning of pleasant emotions and adventures, and you want everything to be just like you planned. The main choice falls on hotels that offer high quality service

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  48. The cheap Kiev apartments

    The cheap Kiev apartments

    Kiev is not only the capital of Ukraine, but also the developed cultural and business city. Every year the city on the Dnieper is visited by millions of tourists, business people and just visitors. The most important circumstance faced by newcomers is

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  49. Places to celebrate Pancake Week in Kiev

    Places to celebrate Pancake Week in Kiev

    When else can one with impunity burn effigies on fire, eat pancakes with red caviar and valiantly jump through high fire? Of course, during the Pancake week – the week of farewell to the harsh winter.   The real farewell to winter should be

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  50. 2011 Flower Exhibition in Kiev

    2011 Flower Exhibition in Kiev

    On August 20th at "Spevuche pole" in Kiev opened a traditional 56 flower exhibition timed to the Independence Day, celebrated on August 24 2011. The slopes of the "Spevuche pole" became decorated with beautiful compositions for the production of which

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  51. 2010 Flower Exhibition in Kiev

    2010 Flower Exhibition in Kiev

    55th Anniversary Exhibition of Flowers in Kiev 2010 "The River of vishivanka". All 10 districts of the capital presented before the Kievans floral displays for each of which were used more than 100 thousand flowers. All visitors have the

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  52. Top 10 Places to See in Kiev

    Top 10 Places to See in Kiev

    Kiev (Kyiv) is the capital of Ukrane and Euro 2012 host city. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With its unique attractions, numerous parks and gardens, modern art galleries and exhibition centers Kiev is the face of the country with a

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  53. New Year 2012 in Kiev

    New Year 2012 in Kiev

    Mysterious wonders, colorful lights of garlands, sweet aroma of tangerines and the smell of pine needles all this returns us to the childhood and to the atmosphere of magic. Some people consider New Year a home holiday, but if you do not want to spend

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  54. Bulgakov House in Kiev

    Bulgakov House in Kiev

    The house of the great writer Mikhail Bulgakov was built in 1888 - 1889's by the architect Hordenine for the wife of a merchant Litoshenko. Then the building was taken over by the merchant Mirovich. Bulgakov rented the apartment from him. The house

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  55. Holy Protection Nunnery in Kiev

    Holy Protection Nunnery in Kiev

    Kiev is the capital of Ukraine. Even today the city has preserved little corners where you can find spiritual peace and rest from the bustle of the city. One of such places is Holy Protection Nunnery. The cloister was founded in 1889 by Grand Princess

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  56. Kiev State Museum of Aviation

    Kiev State Museum of Aviation

    Do you know that the first airplane, first aviation plant in the Russian Empire, first dead loop, first air ram, and many other things are related to Ukraine? So, the State Aviation Museum in Kiev is open for all who are in love with the sky, who are

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  57. St. Pantaleon’s Cathedral of Theophany

    St. Pantaleon’s Cathedral of Theophany

    A small village Theophany is located on the outskirts of modern Kiev. Once this place was called Lazarevschina (Lazarev land), in honor of a monk and a beekeeper Lazarev. In 1803 the first in Kiev, Vicar Bishop Theophan Shiyanov settled here, after which

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  58. The Saint-Pokrovsky Monastery in the Goloseevskaya desert

    The Saint-Pokrovsky Monastery in the Goloseevskaya desert

    In 1831, the spiritual council of Kievo-Pecherska Lavra decided to begin a construction of the country monastery (skete) of the Kievo-Pecherska Lavra in Golosievo. The Goloseevskaya desert became a summer residence of Kiev Metropolitans – Lavra

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  59. Museum of History of Ukraine in Kiev

    Museum of History of Ukraine in Kiev

    The most important historical museum of Ukraine is located in Kiev on the Starokyivska Hora (Old Kiev Hill). The museum was opened in 1944. The building was constructed owing to the Kiev progressive intellectuals headed by the architects Horodetskyi and

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  60. National Museum of Art in Kiev

    National Museum of Art in Kiev

    National Museum of Art in Kiev was founded in 1899. Initially, the institution was called "City Museum of Antiques and Art" and was used for the storage and display of the artifacts found by the famous archaeologist Vikontii Hvoika. Museum collection

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  61. Shopping Center in Kiev

    Shopping Center in Kiev

    Shopping Center (Guest House) is one of the largest shopping complexes in Kiev, located in the Kontraktova Square. It was built in the classical style by the architect L.Rusk in 1808. The construction lasted several years due to the fire in 1811 that

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  62. Church of St. Nicholas Pritiska

    Church of St. Nicholas Pritiska

    Church of St. Nicholas Pritiska is one of the oldest in Podil (Kiev). According to legend, the icon of St. Nicholas fell on the thief who tried to rob a church and pressed him down (in Ukrainian "prytysla"). Another version says that the name of the

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  63. Balabukh Estate in Kiev

    Balabukh Estate in Kiev

    Do you know what is "balabukh"? This interesting name was given to the sweets, which were produced in a one-story house on the Oleksandrivska Street, formerly owned by Balabukh merchant family. This family became famous in production of delicious sweets

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  64. Water Museum in Kiev

    Water Museum in Kiev

    On one of the Kiev hills there is a park with two old water towers that are more than 130 years old. In one of the towers there is the Museum of Water that was built in 2003, after the restoration of the tower. Nowadays, the Water Museum is considered

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  65. House of Peter I in Kiev

    House of Peter I in Kiev

    House of Peter I in Kiev is the name of the architectural monument dated by the XVII - XVIII centuries. Nowadays, it is a branch of the Kiev Historical Museum. In 1706, Tsar Peter I stayed in this house during his visit to Kiev. Ask any senior Kiev

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  66. Kitaev Monastery

    Kitaev Monastery

    Kitaev Monastery is an Orthodox monastery in Kiev, which was operating in the XVIII-XX centuries. In 1990, the monastery was rebuilt. According to the documents, the history of the shrine goes back to 1716 when it was a popular place of pilgrimage. The

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  67. Building of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute

    Building of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute

    The foundation of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute was laid in honor of the governor Aleksander II in 1898. Originally, the educational institution had only four branches. The KPI adopted the well-known German and Latvian polytechnics’ models. It

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  68. Kiev Shrine - Vydubytskyi Monastery

    Kiev Shrine - Vydubytskyi Monastery

    Vydubytskyi Monastery in Kiev was founded in the XXI century by the son of Yaroslav the Wise - Prince Vsevolod. This beautiful architectural complex is located in the Vydubychi mountain area. Nowadays, its architectural ensemble includes the Church of

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  69. Zvirynets Caves in Kiev

    Zvirynets Caves in Kiev

    Zveirynets Cave complex is a unique underground monastery, located in Kiev. The caves were discovered in the late XIX century, and then partially reconstructed. Nowadays, the monastery has the status of archaeological monument of national importance. The

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  70. Church of the Savior on Berestov

    Church of the Savior on Berestov

    Church of the Saviour on Berestov is one of the oldest churches in Kiev. It is located north from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and is a part of the Historical Complex of World Heritage Sites. Spaso-Preobrazhenska Church was built in the Byzantine technique

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  71. Church of St. Catherine in Kiev

    Church of St. Catherine in Kiev

    German Lutheran Evangelical Church of St. Catherine located in Kiev in the Lypky district, was built in 1855-1857 under the project of the Lutheran architect Ivan Shtrom. Construction and interior decoration of the brick buildings were carried out by

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  72. Kiev funicular

    Kiev funicular

    Kiev Funicular is one of the symbols of Kiev. It is a popular transport that carries daily about 10-15 000 passengers. It should be noticed that the trip from the Poshtova Ploscha to the Mykhailivska Ploscha takes only 2-3 minutes. The funicular is open

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  73. Teacher's House in Kiev

    Teacher's House in Kiev

    History of the Teacher’s House (Budynok Vchytelia) goes back to 1899 when the Russian Ministry of National Education approved its establishment in Kiev. The opening ceremony took place in 1901. Originally, the museum did not have its own hall, and

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  74. Museum of Hetmanate

    Museum of Hetmanate

    The Museum of Hetmanate was founded in Kiev in March 11, 1993. The purpose of the museum is to tell the truth about the Ukrainian statehood, outstanding personalities of the country and the activities of the Hetman State. Today, the museum includes the

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  75. House of Actors (Kenassa)

    House of Actors (Kenassa)

    House of Actors (Kenassas) is a beautiful architectural monument decorated in the Mauritanian-Arabic style. The building was constructed during 1898-1902 by the famous architect Vladyslav Gorodetskyi and engineer Anton Strauss. Earlier, in 1896, Karaite

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  76. Babyn Yar in Kiev

    Babyn Yar in Kiev

    Babyn Yar is located on the north-west of Kiev, between Lukianivka and Syrets districts. The history of the place goes back to 1402 when the landlord sold a land to the Dominican monastery. In 1869, near the Babyn Yar Syrets military camp was founded.

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  77. The Old Kiev Mountain

    The Old Kiev Mountain

    The Old Kiev Mountain is one of the oldest historical centre of Kiev and is otherwise known as the Upper Town. The historians consider this place to be the spot where the various princes of Kiev conducted their rule. Judging by the notes, this exact

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  78. Kiev Choral Synagogue

    Kiev Choral Synagogue

    The Choral Synagogue in Kiev, which is also known as Podol Synagogue, is located in the center of the capital of Ukraine. It was constructed in 1895 with financial aid from Gabriel-Jacob Geselevich-Rozenberg, who was a renowned merchant. The 3-year

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  79. Institute for Noble Maidens in Kiev

    Institute for Noble Maidens in Kiev

    In 1838-1842 in Kiev the building of the Institute for Noble Maidens (or the Emperor’s upbringing community for noble maidens) was constructed by the project of Vincent Beretti. The project was developed by the architect under a strong

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  80. One Street Museum in Kiev

    One Street Museum in Kiev

    Andrew’s Descent, one of the oldest streets in Kiev and one of the main tourist attractions of the city, has a very interesting story. This street used to be home for a lot of famous people. Even if someone was not the best student at school, he

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  81. Syretsky dendropark in Kiev

    Syretsky dendropark in Kiev

    Syretsky dendropark lies on the right bank of Dnieper, right in the historical part of Kiev. It is not widely popular, but is very valuable and therefore has the status of a reservation. A visit to the park is essential for everyone who is keen on the

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  82. Ivan Franko Drama theatre in Kiev

    Ivan Franko Drama theatre in Kiev

    Ivan Franko Drama theatre in Kiev is also known as the National academic drama theatre of Ivan Franko is situated in Kiev in the Ivan Franko square. The theatre was founded in 1920, the current director is Michael Zakharevich. The building was

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  83. Podgorski House. Baron Castle in Kiev

    Podgorski House. Baron Castle in Kiev

    Baron castle is one of the most beautiful and romantic buildings in Kiev. It was built in 1898 by the order of the Poland squire M. Podgorski. The building was later called “Baron castle” because of the castle that stood nearby and belonged

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  84. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is a large building in Kiev, which has been built in 1938 and has the total square of 235,000 square meters. According to the Constitution of Ukraine the leading executive part of the state is the Cabinet of

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  85. The Bald Hill in Kiev

    The Bald Hill in Kiev

    There are dozens of “bald hills” in the world, but the most famous among them is the Bald Hill that is located in Kiev. Long time ago the hill was used as a site for pagan ceremonies. The ancient wise men made the first underground routes

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  86. Kiev observation deck: Kiev from the 25th floor

    Kiev observation deck: Kiev from the 25th floor

    There are a lot of observation decks in Kiev, but almost all of them don't offer complete view to Kiev. Some of them open the Left bank, the others allow to see the Trukhanov island or a small part of the centre. On September, 15 2009 there was a new

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  87. Trukhanov Island in Kiev

    Trukhanov Island in Kiev

    The Trukhanov island is located on the Dnieper river opposite the city of Kiev. It lies between the main channel and the sleeve of the Dnieper river. It has a total area of 450 hectares. It is connected to the Right bank with a pedestrian bridge.

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  88. Kiev fortress

    Kiev fortress

    Kiev fortress is a collection of Kiev defense buildings that have been gathered for 15 centuries. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the National Museum of History of the Second World War and its territories, the "Arsenal" plant, and other objects that were once

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  89. Wax museum in Kiev

    Wax museum in Kiev

    Few people are likely to meet celebrities from other countries face to face, especially when the celebrity has been dead for years. Kiev artists provided their own solution for this problem by creating a wax museum. Kiev wax museum is located in a

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  90. The Kiev zoo

    The Kiev zoo

    The zoological park, which is located in Schevchenkovsky district of Kiev, is a scientific and research, environmental, cultural and educational institution, which belongs to artificially created objects of nature reserve fund. It occupies 34,2 hectares,

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  91. St. Ilya Church in Kiev

    St. Ilya Church in Kiev

    St. Ilya church is considered to be the first orthodox church to have been constructed in the Kievan Rus territory. First time it was mentioned was even before Kievan Rus adopted Christianity. For example, in the chronicle "The Tale of Bygone Years",

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  92. Goloseevsky park in Kiev

    Goloseevsky park in Kiev

    The first artificially created park in Ukraine was founded by the Kiev-Pechersk archimandrite Peter Mogyla in 1631. Later the park enhanced and finally merged into the forest with, having lost its identity. Nowadays the Goloseevsky park named after M.

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  93. Hydro park in Kiev

    Hydro park in Kiev

    The Kiev hydro park is located on the Dolobetsky and Venetian islands between the Rusanovsky strait and Dnieper. Earlier there was Predmostnaya suburb, which was demolished in 1943. The hydro park was founded in 1965-1968. It is a water amusement park

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  94. The building of Verkhovna Rada in Ukraine

    The building of Verkhovna Rada in Ukraine

    The building occupied by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is one of the best example of Soviet architecture. The central part of the building is a octagonal session hall, covered with a hemispherical glass dome. This is exactly where Ukraine declared its

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  95. Vvedensky Monastery in Kiev

    Vvedensky Monastery in Kiev

    Once the construction of the St. Vvedensky Monastery in Kiev was finished, the monastery was consecrated in 1878. The church domes have already been painted. A beautiful iconostasis, which was created by an artist from St. Petersburg called V.

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  96. The Church of Nikolay Dobry in Kiev

    The Church of Nikolay Dobry in Kiev

    Kiev, as an ancient city, has a lot of sacred sites. It has been always called “Mother of Russian cities”. The city is filled with Holy spirit: everywhere you go, there’s another story or legend. For example, wandering the streets of

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  97. House of Baron Gildenbrand in Kiev

    House of Baron Gildenbrand in Kiev

    The luxurious four-storied mansion, which is known as the house of baron Gildenbrand, is located on one of prestigious streets of Kiev. Earlier this house was used as an apartment building. It was constructed in 1901 and was ordered by baron Vladimir

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  98. A monument to military drivers in Kiev

    A monument to military drivers in Kiev

    Almost every Ukrainian city has a monument to some kind of appliance. Kiev is no exception in that matter. If you look well enough, you will find more than one such moments. And although earlier pedestals were occupied by military vehicles, where as now

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  99. Natural History (Zoology) Museum in Kiev

    Natural History (Zoology) Museum in Kiev

    National Science and Natural History Museum of the NAS is by far one of the biggest museums in Kiev. It includes several establishments that were united in order to inform visitors of the valuable and fascinating facts. The museum was founded in 1996. It

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  100. St. Andrew chapel in Kiev

    St. Andrew chapel in Kiev

    Apostle Andrew, according to the beliefs of Orthodox Christians, after the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles preached the faith in Minor Asia, Thrace and Macedonia. He wandered the Danube, the Black Sea, and the Crimea coasts. From the Crimea,

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  101. Landscape alley in Kiev

    Landscape alley in Kiev

    The landscape alley in Kiev was founded in the early 1980s by an architect Abram Miletsky. It runs along the area where in the X-XIII centuries used to be defense constructions. The alley was created so that Kiev citizens and tourists could observe

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  102. Pharmacy museum in Kiev

    Pharmacy museum in Kiev

    A visit to the pharmacy museum in Kiev will be fascinating not just for medical workers, but also for ordinary people. The museum was founded so that visitors could learn more about how pharmacies were created and evolved. It was created in 1986 on the

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  103. Khrushchev’s summer residence in Kiev

    Khrushchev’s summer residence in Kiev

    In 1889 a pharmacy landlord Octavian Belsky purchased a piece of land in Kmitovy ravine. Four years later the first mansion, which was designed by an architect Nikolay Kazansky, was constructed. This house survived until nowadays. Later Belsky, why by

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  104. Recycling museum in Kiev

    Recycling museum in Kiev

    Recycling museum is located inside the Kiev recycling plant. The exhibition of the museum consists of lots of antique and exotic exhibits. Some of them are 200 and more years old. The exhibits of the collection are being collected since 1943, and

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  105. Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art named after Khanenko in Kiev

    Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art named after Khanenko in Kiev

    Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Art (otherwise known as the Museum of art named after Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko) is the most valuable and organized collection of foreign classic art in Ukraine. The exhibition is based on the private collection of

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  106. National museum of medicine in Kiev

    National museum of medicine in Kiev

    The National museum of medicine is located in a building where the Dissecting hall of medical department of Kiev University used to be. The building was constructed by an architect Alexander Beretti. The construction was initiated by professor Alexander

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  107. Greek church in Kiev

    Greek church in Kiev

    Kiev is famous for having a lot of sacred sites and churches. Each of them has its own history or even legends. Once you step into a church like that, you instantly feel how different the atmosphere here is. One of places like that as the Greek church

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  108. Children’s railway in Kiev

    Children’s railway in Kiev

    The children’s railway in Kiev has been working for half a century. It was built in 1953 in a wasteland, that has later turned into a gorgeous Syretsky park due to the work of volunteers: Komsomol members and railway workers. And when the first

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  109. Kiev in miniature park

    Kiev in miniature park

    While walking along the streets of Kiev not far from Hydro Park, come and see the park of miniatures. You will have a rare chance to see Kiev from a bird’s eye. There is no magic involved; you will get to see 50 small copies of the most famous

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  110. Poshtova square in Kiev

    Poshtova square in Kiev

    The capital of Ukraine, Kiev, has a long and fascinating history. If you want to find out more about this city, even a week will not be enough to thoroughly observe its history. That is why if you are limited in time but want to learn as much as possible,

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  111. The Security Service of Ukraine

    The Security Service of Ukraine

    Nowadays the Security Service of Ukraine occupies the building that was originally built in Vladimirskaya street in 1913-1914. Previously instead of the City Council there used to be Irininskaya church from the XI century. The building was designed by an

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  112. Kiev TV Tower

    Kiev TV Tower

    The Kiev TV tower is the tallest construction not only in Kiev, but in the whole Ukraine. It is different from the Moscow Kremlin stars, because you can see the tower from almost anywhere in the city. The TV tower has a practical mission – to

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  113. The Red yard in Kiev

    The Red yard in Kiev

    Many citizens and guests of Kiev love to have rest and walk around the botanical garden named after M. Grishko. Every year about 1 million people visit the territory of the National botanical garden. They are attracted by the impressive size of the

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  114. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiev

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiev

    In 1938 a new gorgeous building appeared in Mikhailovskaya square. It was the Ministry of foreign affairs. Previously this spot used to be occupied by the ancient Church of three saints. Mikhailovskaya square used to be a small lane at that time. Kiev

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  115. Church of Theodosius of the Caves in Kiev

    Church of Theodosius of the Caves in Kiev

    Nearby an orthodox sacred place, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, there is another church that is closely connected with one of the founders of Lavra. This is the church of Theodosius of the Caves in Kiev, which is decorated in the traditional colors of

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  116. The Kovalevsky House in Kiev

    The Kovalevsky House in Kiev

    The historical district of Kiev called Lipki started to be built up in the middle of the XIX century. Soon after that that district acquired the prestigious status, and then rich and noble people started buying property there. One of the most significant

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  117. Church on the water in Kiev

    Church on the water in Kiev

    After the years of communist regime, when any sign of faith was prosecuted and destroyed, when even the most historically significant buildings were demolished, when there was nothing but aiming for the bright future of communists, the spirit of people

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  118. Church of the Resurrection (Afghan) in Kiev

    Church of the Resurrection (Afghan) in Kiev

    Afghan church is the church that has been close since 1992 to warriors and those who care about the tragic events that happened in Afghanistan. It is based on the Old Resurrection church, that was first mentioned in 1638. Athanasius Kalnofoysky, the monk

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  119. Astronomical observatory in Kiev

    Astronomical observatory in Kiev

    The main Astronomical obseravtory of Ukraine emerged due to the outstanding geophysicist and astronomer Alexander Orlov. He was planning this since 1919, when he was elected full member of the Ukrainian Academy of Science. This newly created

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  120. Sirotkin house in Kiev

    Sirotkin house in Kiev

    Years ago the place where the famous House of Sirotkin stands, was occupied by a small building that belonged to nobleman called Andrew Tarnovsky. In 1898 due to the financial problems he was forced to sell the corner piece of land to a Kiev merchant

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  121. Ioninsky monastery in Kiev

    Ioninsky monastery in Kiev

    Ioninsky monastery of Holy Trinity was founded in 1860s in Kiev by the Archimandrite of Vydubychi Monastery Father Jonah (Iona). The church was built on the piece of land that used to belong to Princess E. Vasilchikova, widow of the governor-general of

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  122. Chernobyl museum in Kiev

    Chernobyl museum in Kiev

    Chernobyl museum in Kiev tells its visitors a story of the largest catastrophe in nuclear energy industry, the accident that happened at the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April of 1986. Museum funds include about 7000 exhibits. Here

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  123. The Baptism of Russia monument in Kiev

    The Baptism of Russia monument in Kiev

    The Baptism of Russia monument, which is also known as the Column of Magdeburg Law, is located on the lower terrace of the stirs beneath the picturesque Vladimirskaya hill. The stairs lead to the Dnieper quay. This monument is, in fact, the oldest in

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  124. Victory park in Kiev

    Victory park in Kiev

    Victory park in Kiev, which was founded in 1965 in Kiev, is located in Dneprovsky district. It is dedicated to the victory of USSR in World War II. The park was constructed by architects M. Grechina, A. Zavarov, V. Ezhov, S. Weinstein, J. Mezentsev and I.

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  125. Literature museum in Kiev

    Literature museum in Kiev

    Ukrainian national literature museum was founded in 1986 in a historically significant house that was designed by O. Shille and constructed in 1870. Since 1871 a prestigious school – a college of Pavel Galagan. Famous Ukrainian literary workers

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  126. Museum of Russian art in Kiev

    Museum of Russian art in Kiev

    In 1922 in Kiev was opened an art gallery. This event marked the fifth anniversary of the October revolution. The exhibition was based on national art values, and most of them were items from Russian art and culture. The most valuable exhibits of the

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  127. Klovsky palace in Kiev

    Klovsky palace in Kiev

    Kiev citizens know this pretty building in Lipki district of Kiev very well. Earlier it used to be occupied by the Kiev history museum. The name of the Klovsky palace came from the name of the district, Klov, which derived from a named of the stream that

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  128. Theodosius of Chernigov Church in Kiev

    Theodosius of Chernigov Church in Kiev

    Kiev is famous all over the world not just for being the capital of Ukraine, but also for having a lot of churches with gold domes. They’re everywhere in this city! Wherever you go, you will always be greeted by the sound of bells ringing.

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  129. Nicholas Naberezny Church in Kiev

    Nicholas Naberezny Church in Kiev

    In Podol, Kiev, not far from the quay, there is a Nicholas Naberezhny church, which has been known since the 11th century. The surname “Naberezhny” derived from the location of church, as it has been standing on the bank of the right

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  130. Baikove cemetery in Kiev

    Baikove cemetery in Kiev

    Baikove cemetery is one of the most controversial Kiev sights. On the one hand, this place is intended to be a little bit creepy, but on the other hand, this place concentrates centuries from the history of Ukraine and Kiev. A lot of famous Ukrainian

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  131. Kiev railway station

    Kiev railway station

    In the winter of 1870 a huge stone building in the style of English Gothic was built where the modern Vokzalna square is located. This building resembled a mighty fortress. Connoisseurs of Kiev history say that the railways station in Kiev was meant to

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  132. The JS (FDp) train in Kiev

    The JS (FDp) train in Kiev

    Many Ukrainian cities now have monuments dedicated to various means of transportation, machinery or equipment. This is a way for the humanity to thank technology that helped people out whenever needed. Of course, there are numerous monuments like this in

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  133. Government offices in Kiev

    Government offices in Kiev

    The architecture plan of Kiev, which was designed in 1780s, has dense urban areas placed in front of the Sophia bell tower. Nowadays there is a defensive shaft called “Poperechny”, which goes around the Trinity church. In 1998

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  134. Museum of History of Kiev

    Museum of History of Kiev

    Museum of History of Kiev was founded in 1978. The exhibitions were collected from items that were either given by the Archeology Institute of the USSR AS or donated by other establishments and enterprises. Initially the museum was located on Podol, in

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  135. Caisson of Stalin’s underground in Kiev

    Caisson of Stalin’s underground in Kiev

    In the centre of Natalka park, which is situated in Obolon avenue, you can see a giant reinforced concrete construction that is known as the Concrete Ship. This is not surprising, as the construction resembles a submarine with a deckhouse in its shape.

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  136. Kiev circus

    Kiev circus

    Kiev circus is Ukraine’s oldest permanent circus. The modern circus building was opened in 1960 and can seat up to 2100 viewers. The centre of Ukrainian circues art is acknowledged all over the world. Kiev state circus arena has been the stage for

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  137. Museum of cultural heritage in Kiev

    Museum of cultural heritage in Kiev

    In the spring of 1999 a Museum of cultural heritage was officially opened in Kiev.  Its exhibitions were placed in a 1785 mansion in Moskovskaya street, which used to be the central street of the city. In the late XX century the building was

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  138. Museum of toilet history in Kiev

    Museum of toilet history in Kiev

    Museum of toilet history is the most unusual museum in Kiev. It was opened in Septenber of 2007. It is located nearby the Kiev fortress, an old defensive tower #5. The construction of the tower began in 1833 and was finished 13 years later. Initially it

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  139. Museum of electric transportation in Kiev

    Museum of electric transportation in Kiev

    Every citizen of any Ukrainian metropolis had at least once ridden a tram. But not many people know that the concept of developing this vehicle was created by Fyodor Perotsky, a Ukrainian. Around 20 years ago, in 1991, a museum of electric transportation

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  140. Museum of modern Ukrainian art

    Museum of modern Ukrainian art

    Museum of modern art in Kiev was founded by a Ukrainian businessman, the president of Ukrainian Jewelers Association Sergey Tsyupko in 2005. However, the museum has only recently received its own space of 3.5 thousand square meters. The museum collection

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  141. Kristerova Hill in Kiev

    Kristerova Hill in Kiev

    In 1850 a Saxon Wilhelm Krister, former weaver and gardening enthusiast, purchased a large estate in the modern Podol district of Kiev (Vetryanye Gory). He implemented some groundbreaking agricultural techniques and ordered elite varieties of seeds from

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  142. Obelisk of the Hero-city Kiev

    Obelisk of the Hero-city Kiev

    Kiev received the honorable name of Hero-city over 50 years ago, in 1961. At the same time the capital of Soviet Socialist Ukraine was given the second Order of V. Lenin's. A Decree of Presidium of the USSR Supreme Council, which was issued in May of

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  143. Monument to Zheglov and Sharapov in Kiev

    Monument to Zheglov and Sharapov in Kiev

    Near Kiev MIA you can see bronze figures of Gleb Zheglov and his partner Vladimir Sharapov, who are the characters from a popular movie Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed. The bronze sculpture group with the same name was opened there in 2009. The opening

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  144. M17 Gallery in Kiev

    M17 Gallery in Kiev

    M17 Gallery is one of the most popular and up-to-date centers of modern art. It was opened in Kiev in 2010. The founders say their main aim while opening the M17 Gallery was supporting and developing modern art in Ukraine. The gallery has a pretty good

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  145. Monument to Princess Olga in Kiev

    Monument to Princess Olga in Kiev

    This sculpture group is situated in front of an old St. Michael cathedral (Kiev, Mikhailovskaya square). In the centre of the group stands the Great Princess Olga, who was and remains the only woman in Ukraine who has ever ruled the country. On the right

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  146. Monument to Chasing Two Hares in Kiev

    Monument to Chasing Two Hares in Kiev

    In the very centre of the capital of Ukraine in Desyatinnaya street, to the left from the old Andrew’s Church, there is a unique monument to Pronya Prokopovna Serkova and Svirid Petrovich Golokhvastov. These people are characters from one of the

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  147. Monument to Pylyp Orlyk in Kiev

    Monument to Pylyp Orlyk in Kiev

    In the summer of 2011 a monument to Pylyp Orlyk, the Hetman of Right-Bank Ukraine, the author of Ukrainian Constitution of 1710, was installed in Kiev. The monument was executed in a form of a sculpture group of two closely linked elements: the monument

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  148. Besarabsky market in Kiev

    Besarabsky market in Kiev

    Besarabsky market, which is not just a major shopping location, but also an outstanding architectural site in the style of late modern, has been standing in the center of Kiev for more than a century. This covered market in Bessarabian square also

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