Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Akkerman fortress)
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, which recently celebrated its 2500th anniversary, is considered to be the oldest town in Ukraine. Along with Rome and Athens, it is among the ten most ancient towns in the world. For the majority of tourists, the town’s man attraction is the - Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi(Akkerman) fortress. It is the biggest fortress in the country, and a unique monument to the defensive architec

The Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Pirogovo
To feel the original atmosphere of a Ukrainian village, to get to know the peasant's life and art, you do not have to drive into some remote province. You may do this in Kyiv by visiting the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life that is located in the capital's suburbs, not far from the village Pirogovo. The unique outdoor museum, on territory over 150 hectares, is considered to be one of the big

The Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts
The Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts - one of the most interesting museums in Kyiv - is famous for having the biggest and best collection of classical foreign art in Ukraine. In its collection are unique paintings, sculptures, graphics, decorative art of the Ancient world, works from Western Europe and Far East, all of which any of the world’s best known museums would be proud to own. T

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral
The sky-blue St. Michael's Cathedral, with its fabulously shining domes, is one of the most beautiful and important Orthodox temples in Ukraine. Built in the 90s, it is a remake of the destroyed St. Michael's Cathedral, which stood on the territory of the oldest monastery of Kyivan Rus for over eight centuries. The grandson of Yaroslav the Wise, Prince Sviatopolk, founded the cathedral in the ear

Mariyinsky Park and Palace
Located along the charming Dnieper River, Mariyinsky Park is an acknowledged masterpiece of landscape art, and one of the oldest and the most beautiful parks of Ukraine. For one and a half centuries, it has remained a favored relaxation spot for both locals and tourists. Its charm is not only its amazing landscape, but also the wonderfully cozy and harmonious atmosphere, ideal for leisurely stroll

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
Lighting up the picturesque banks of the Dnieper with the shine of its golden domes, the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is one of the best known and most popular of the capital’s sights. In any weather or season, it remains an attractive destination for thousands of visitors, making an equally powerful impression on both locals and tourists. For the former group, the Lavra is a powerful spiritual landmark, t

St. Andrew's Church
Rare in its beauty and grace, the St. Andrew's Church, stands on a hill in the historic center of Kyiv. It is one of the most famous Orthodox temples in the Ukrainian capital. This amazing construction, rightfully considered to be a real work of art, is among the most remarkable of the city’s landmarks. The St. Andrew's Church owes its origin to the Russian empress Elizabeth who, intending to hav

The Saint Sophia Cathedral (Sophia of Kyiv)
Built in the 11th century, the Saint Sophia Cathedral has managed to preserve its beauty and majesty until today, solidifying its place among unique historical monuments. In fact, it was the first Ukrainian landmark to be included onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. Construction on the cathedral began in 1037. Yaroslav the Wise, an Old Russian prince, commissioned it to be built at the place whe

The Golden Gates
The Golden Gates are a unique monument of Old Russian defensive constructions, one of few that remain today. This amazing construction still amazes with its magnitude and grandeur; for good reason, it is included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Golden Gates appeared in the 11th century, during Yaroslav the Wise’s reign. They were a part of a powerful defensive complex, surrounding