Askold Grave • Kyiv
Askold Grave
Askold Grave • Kyiv
The Askold Grave is the picturesque hole that is a part of the park complex stretching over the green slopes of the Dnieper's right bank. Covered with multitude of legends and mystical stories, this historical area has been attracting artists and poets since olden times and is now the true magnet for tourists who are interested in the history of ancient Kyiv. The hole got its name from the ancient

The Park Vladimirskaya Gorka
The park Vladimirskaya Gorka that stretches over the slopes of the ancient hill in Kyiv's very center is not only another item on the list of capital's popular sights, but also truly special place on the city map. This amazing park, rightly recognized as the gem of the landscape art, has become the favorite place for strolls and recreation of Kyiv residents and its numerous guests long ago. The re

Expoсenter of Ukraine (ENEA)
The national complex Expocenter of Ukraine, or called by the locals as of old the Exhibition of National Economy Achievements (ENEA) is the truly unique place in the South-Western outskirts of Ukraine's capital. It is simultaneously one of the largest exhibition centers in the country, wonderful recreation zone, and amazingly important architectural complex, a vivid embodiment of the Soviet gala a

Vydubitsky Monastery
The Vydubitsky Monastery is reckoned among the oldest cloisters in Kyiv, and its buildings have the status of significant historical and architectural monuments of Ukraine. The monastic complex stands on the picturesque slopes of the Dnieper River in the Vydubichi Hole, which is situated on the territory of the capital's Central Botanical Garden. The origin of the area's and monastery's unusual na

Florovsky Nunnery
The Holy Ascension Florovsky Nunnery's complex that picturesquely stretches at the foot of the Zamkova Mount is one of the most token and majestic sights of the ancient Podol. It is interesting not only for architectural value of its buildings, created in different times and embodying different styles, but also for the fact that it is the oldest working nunnery in Kyiv. There are no exact records

Podol • Kyiv
Podol • Kyiv
There is no better place for introduction to the ancient Kyiv than Podol. It is one of the city's oldest districts, its historical heart. Each street and each building here breathes history, uncovering the veil over Ukraine's capital's legendary past. The huge number of unique historical and architectural monuments that survived on Podol's territory and the small narrow streets that dispose to lei

Funicular • Kyiv
Funicular • Kyiv
The Kyiv funicular that links Podol and the so called Upper Town is not just a rare transportation mean, but one of the main symbols of Ukraine's capital too. For the locals it is a convenient way to get from one part of the city to another, and for numerous tourists it is also an opportunity to enjoy the fantastic bird's-eye views of the historical center, commanded by funicular's carriages. Up t

Bessarabian Market
The Bessarabian Market, or just Bessarabka, as it is usually referred to by Kyiv residents, is the central and the most famous covered market of Ukraine's capital that is reckoned among the oldest in the country. Its unusual building in Ukrainian art nouveau style was built 100 years ago on the square adjoined to the Kyiv main street and is still one of the capital's most interesting constructions

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
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