Kyiv Fortress • Kyiv
Kyiv Fortress
Kyiv Fortress • Kyiv
The Kyiv Fortress is one of the most important and interesting military monuments in the Ukrainian capital, well-known far beyond the country’s borders. It is the largest earthen fortress in Europe and the second largest earthen fortress in the world. The museum exhibitions housed there and the fortification complex itself are among the most visited places of interest in Kyiv – every year it welco

Culture and History Center ‘Park Kyivan Rus’
Spread out in Kyiv’s picturesque surroundings, the Culture and History Center ‘Park Kyivan Rus’ is a unique project in its nature and scale that has no analogues in Ukraine and even in Europe. It recreates architectural appearance and atmosphere of princely Kyiv with amazing accuracy, taking visitors on a time travel to the Middle Ages and bringing them in the very heart of one of the most influen

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

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

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

The Museum of the Great Patriotic War
The National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War (World War II), located on the picturesque hills of the Dnieper River, is among the largest museums in the country in terms of size, importance, and originality of its collection. Its exhibitions are devoted to the history of World War II, focusing particularly on Ukraine’s contribution to the victory over the Nazis. The entire museum

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

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
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