National Philharmonic of Ukraine
The elegant light building of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine that adorns the European Square in Kyiv's downtown is not only one of the most popular concert halls in the country, but also a very interesting monument of architecture. Incidentally, philharmonic's history started much earlier than its luxurious building appeared. In the early 19th century, musical life in Kyiv was in full swing

The Castle of Richard the Lionheart
House №15, known among the capital's locals and guests as ‘the Castle of Richard the Lionheart,’ is one of the most attractive and mysterious buildings in Kyiv. Despite its romanticized name, the house has nothing to do with English King Richard the First. The writer Viktor Nekrasov gave such nickname to the unusual building in Neo-Gothic style for its resemblance to medieval knightly castles. Its

Landscape Alley • Kyiv
Landscape Alley
Landscape Alley • Kyiv
The Landscape Alley is without exaggeration one of the brightest and the most special areas in the Ukraine's capital. Hidden in the cozy yard in the Old Kyiv's very center, it is the favourite strolling place for Kyiv residents and the true magnet for capital's numerous guests, who always list this uncommon sight in their tourist itineraries. The Landscape Alley draws not only with its picturesque

St. Vladimir Cathedral
The monumental St. Vladimir Cathedral that stands opposite to the capital's Botanical Garden is reckoned among the most beautiful temples in Kyiv. Built by the best architects and painted by the prominent artists of their time, it is rightly considered the true work of art having high artistic value. It is not only Ukraine's capital's token cultic building, but one of its most fascinating architec

Park "Kyiv in Miniature"
The Park "Kyiv in Miniature" standing in the picturesque place on Dnieper River's bank is one of the most original parks in Ukrainian capital. It's a real outdoor museum, where the unique collection of small-scale models of the Kyiv's most famous architectural constructions is gathered on the territory of almost two hectares. Created in 2006, it has already managed to become the favourite recreati

St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral (House of Organ and Chamber Music)
Spectacular building of the St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral, jutting out into the sky with two slender towers, is one of the most unusual and beautiful buildings in the Old Kyiv. Raised in untypical for Ukraine's capital Neo Gothic style, it significantly stands out against the background of other buildings at the city's downtown and inevitably amazes Kyiv's locals and guests. The need for a

Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Khreshchatyk
Maidan Nezalezhnosti (literally: the Independence Square) is the heart of the modern Kyiv, its main and the most beautiful square that has become the symbol not only of the Ukrainian capital, but of the whole country. Being significantly transformed in the last ten years, it turned into the favourite walking place of Kyiv's locals and its numerous guests. Today it is the capital's most famous and

Theater Square • Chernivtsi
Theater Square
Theater Square • Chernivtsi
The Theater Square with its charming architectural ensemble is one of the most beautiful in Chernivtsi, and earlier it was reckoned among the best small squares in Europe. Today, looking at this elegant and graceful square, it is hard to believe that, in the late 18th century, it was unremarkable city outskirts merging with the dense forest. Half a century later, small market square was formed. Fi

St. Nicholas Cathedral • Chernivtsi
St. Nicholas Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral • Chernivtsi
The majestic St. Nicholas Cathedral, standing at Chernivtsi very center, is rightly considered the most original building of the town. Because of unusual architecture - small crooked cupolas "leaning" to the main dome - the temple is colloquially called "the drunken church." If you stare at it for a long time, you will begin to feel slightly inebriated. So, the St. Nicholas Cathedral can truly be
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