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Senator Apartments City Center

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Senator Apartments Executive Court

01054 Kiev, 1., 62/20 Dmytrivska Str.

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Places to see in Kiev

Places to see in Kiev, things to do in Kiev Ukraine

 

1.      Golden Gate

Golden Gate is an unique fortification architecture monument that survived until nowadays. It was constructed in 1017-1024 and served as a main gala entrance to Kiev. The name of the Gate in Kiev reminds of famous entrance to Constantinople: Kiev prince Yaroslav Mudry wanted to underline that his country was as powerful as Byzantine Empire. The great tower with Annunciation Church delighted contemporaries and terrified enemies, die to its inaccessibility. Through the years it gradually fell into ruins. In 1982, the gate was completely reconstructed for the 1500th anniversary of Kiev. Kievers called Golden Gate "the sky gate", as every morning the sun passed through it, rose and entered "the vault of heaven". It was a splendid view, and the citizens of Kiev believed that sun and Golden Gate saved the city from darkness and death.

 

2.      Independence Square

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (literally: "Independence Square") is a main square in Kiev. There were the biggest protests in UBK campaign and Orange Revolution. Maidan Nezalezhnosti was completely rebuilt in 2002, setting up new, more modernist look with bronze compositions (featuring legendary founders of Kyiv, Kiy, Schek, Horiv and Lybid, folklore hero Mamay and city's protector, Archangel Michael) and glass domes. Also huge underground market complexes under city center's were built, featuring the Globe, underground marketplace under Maidan Nezalezhnosti. The city's main square is one of the most popular places for meetings and dates. Always full of life, crowds of people, and different actions.

 

3.      Andreevsky Spusk

Andriyivskyy Descent is one of the best known historic streets and a major tourist attraction in Kiev. It is often advertised as the Montmartre of Kiev. Its name after St. Andrew Pervozvanniy. The story tells that in former times there was the sea were now Dnieper flows, but when St. Andrew came and placed a cross on the top of the hill the water had hidden. Nowadays Andreevskaya church is standing on this place. Contemporary buildings of Andreevskiy spusk were mostly constructed in the end of XIX and beginning of ?? centuries. Here lived and worked many famous scientists, writers, composers, artists and sculptors. The descent contains the: Castle of Richard Lionheart; the baroque St Andrew's Church; Mikhail Bulgakov's house, a famous Kiev-born Russian writer; and numerous other monuments.

 

4.      St. Sophia Cathedral

St. Sophia Cathedral was founded in 1037 by Yaroslav Mudriy (Yaroslav the Wise). By the legend the cathedral was built right in the place were Yaroslav Mudriy gained a victory over heathen pechenegs. The cathedral has been constructing for more than 10 years by Old Russian and Byzantine art masters. Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kiev's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolized the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kiev. The complex now remains a museum of Ukraine's Christianity.

 

5.      Perchersk Lavra

Kiev’s Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastery complex, which is included in UNESCO world heritage list. It was visited by more than 43 millions of tourists from all over the world. Pechersk Lavra originates in 1051, when a monk Antoniy had settled in this place in dug out on a hill slope cave. Soon other monks joined him and started to widen the caves, later when underground space could not house all community — to construct overground buildings. There are legends about the extent of Lavra caves, — it's said that underground passages stretches under the Dnieper and also connects Lavra with other monastery caves of Kiev and Chernigov.

6.      Podol

One of the oldest Kiev district is Podol which lies along the Dniper River. Many years ago Podol was a district of sales and craftsmen. Main city port was situated on Podol area, where ships were loaded with goods. Nowadays Podol is one of the most popular district for the tourists and one of the most prestige areas in Kiev. The main street on Podol is Sagaydachnogo Street with small two – three storied buildings, which starts from Pochtovaya square and goes till Kontraktovaya square. Kontraktovaya square is the heart of Podol district. In the center of the Pochtovaya square stands the reconstructed church of Christ Birth.

 

7.      National Museum of Ukrainian History

The National Museum of History of Ukraine is one of the most visited museums in Kiev. It’s rightly considered as the national heritage of Ukrainians. The Museum contains a unique archaeological, ethnographic and numismatic collections, paintings and sculptures, old books and many other exhibits. More than 15 different exhibits are opened at The Museum of History. They tell about different periods of Ukrainian life. All exhibitions are unique, some of them appeared after Ukraine gained independence.

 

8.      Taras Shevchenko State Opera and Ballet Theater

The theater was built during 1898 - 1901 according to the project of the architect V. A. Shreteron on the site of the pre-revolutionary municipal theater which was burned down in 1896. The building of the theater is noted for the great acoustics of its auditorium. Cane and slabs of cork-tree were set in the walls to aim such effect. In the 1980s the vast reconstruction works were carried out at the theater. As the result the exterior and the interior of the ancient building were renovated, and the theater was supplied with the latest equipment. Ukrainian opera singers and ballet dancers are and always have been among the most talented in the world. They are to be found performing now in many ballet and opera companies of the world.

 

9.      Besarabsky Market

Any decent Kiev guide would suggest you to visit the Besarabsky central covered market built in 1910 - 1912, which is located here. It has a large selection of fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, seafood, fish, caviar, spices and fresh flowers. You can make a great breakfast while shopping there. None store can compete with their variety and prices. Market is certainly worth a visit even if you don't like shopping. It is a lot of fun and will make your Kiev experience unique. If shopping at the market, bring some bags as more vendors won't supply you with any.

 

10. Kiev Zoo

The history of the Kiev Zoo starts from 1908 when Nature Lovers Society founded it. First visitors come to the Kiev Zoo in 1914, but the Civil War and the World War I put obstacles in the way of the Zoo development. After World War II all of the buildings in Kiev Zoo were restored, renovated and animals were returned back to Kiev. The “Island of Animals” is separate from the rest of the Zoo with wide ravines and it’s attracting the visitors with Lions and Tigers.  Nowadays Zoo in Kiev covers the territory more than 40 hectares and is one of the largest in former Soviet Union and one of the oldest zoos in Ukraine. The collection of zoo numbers is about 3500 animals, including Amur Tiger, Przhevalsky horse, bison, different kinds of birds, snakes, fishes, also more than 130 kinds of trees is presented in Kiev Zoo today.

 

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