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

The Andriyivsky Descent
Andriyivsky Descent, popularly known as the Montmartre of Kyiv, is one of the most ancient streets in the Ukrainian capital. It charms with its legendary history, inimitable colors, and unique architectural ensemble. Because of its atmosphere, it successfully competes in popularity with Kyiv’s main street - Khreshchatyk. Andriyivsky Descent appeared in the times of the Kyivan Rus. Back then, it c

House with Chimeras
‘The house is surely somewhat strange, but trust me, there is not one person in Kyiv who would not honor it with a glance,’ said the owner of the House with Chimeras. Vladislav Gorodetsky was an eccentric Kyivan architect of Polish descent, and it was he, who in the early 20th century built this unusual and mysterious art nouveau house. Indeed, even to this day, every passerby invariably looks at
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