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Published: March 31st 2019
Kiev is so rich with wonderful places, architectural monuments and remarkable sights that it’s impossible to get to know everyone in one walk. This route is designed for four days and is perfect for self-sightseeing tour of the city of Kiev. You can follow the proposed route, and combine it at your discretion. If necessary, you can make your own sightseeing tour for one or 2 - 3 days, in which there will be the best sights that are worth seeing in Kiev. In any case, it will be interesting and you will get a lot of pleasure. You want to know where to go to the tourist and what to see in Kiev, then let's go? Get ready to experience a good and unforgettable experience! Welcome to the city of Kiev! 🙂
Map of the main attractions and interesting places in Kiev. The route for an introductory tour of Kiev. Scheme of inspection of popular tourist places of the city of Kiev alone.
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The first day:
1. Vladimirsky Cathedral
Although the Vladimir Cathedral is not so ancient,
it is a truly sacred landmark of Kiev. The paintings inside the cathedral are of tremendous artistic value, the main part of the frescoes are executed by V. Vasnetsov.
Vladimir Cathedral iconostasis
2. National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after T. Shevchenko
The building in the style of the French Renaissance was built in 1898-1901. It is in this theater in 1911. in the eyes of Tsar Nicholas II and the public, Russian Prime Minister Stolypin was mortally wounded.
National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Ukraine named after T. Shevchenko (National Opera of Ukraine)
3. Golden Gate
The main entrance to Kiev from the time of Yaroslav the Wise. Next to the gate you will see a monument to Yaroslav the Wise himself, who is holding a model of the church of Saint Sophia. And in a nearby square, you can find a sculpture of a bronze cat Panteleimon, which you need to hold at the same time by the tail and ears, put a coin under his paws and make a wish. And it will certainly come true. There is also a very beautiful cast-iron fountain in this square.
Golden Gate - a tour of Kiev alone
4. Sofia Kiev complex
The complex is located on Sophia Square, where apart from it stands the equestrian monument of hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky. The most famous building of the complex is St. Sophia Cathedral, which has preserved many old frescoes and mosaics. It is truly surprising that artists in XI used 177 shades of colors to create mosaic images.
Saint Sophia Cathedral sightseeing in Kiev
5. St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral
The cathedral, located on Mikhailovskaya Square, was erected by the Prince of Kiev Svyatopolk, the grandson of Yaroslav the Wise, in 1108-1113. Unfortunately, in 1937 the cathedral was destroyed, since the unification of the Sofia and St. Michael's Squares was planned. And only in 1997-1999. most of the monastery complex was rebuilt.
Kiev St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery - what to see in Kiev
6. The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the former First Real School and the monument to Princess Olga
The first opening of the monument to Princess Olga of the sculptor Kavaleridze took place in 1911, but already in 1919. the Bolsheviks dropped the princess from the pedestal. Only in 1996 the monument was restored from white marble and returned to its place.
The building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the former First Real School and the monument to Princess Olga Kiev
7. Park Vladimirskaya Gorka
Here you can relax and admire the views of the Dnieper. In the center of the park is a monument to Prince Vladimir, which is very beautifully illuminated in the evenings.
Park Vladimirskaya Gorka interesting places of Kiev
8. Funicular Station
The station is located near the entrance to the park Vladimirskaya Gorka. On the funicular you can go down the Postal Square to the river station, from where you can go on a river excursion along the Dnieper or just walk along the embankment. This is where our self-guided tour of Kiev ends today.
Today we will visit only four sights of the capital of Ukraine, but each of them is worthy of detailed consideration and has a lot of interesting objects nearby. On the second day we go to the https://princessclub.com.ua
club, and spend here a few hours to relax.
1. National Museum of History of Ukraine
In the museum you can see the exposition dedicated to the processes of the development of society in Ukraine, stuffing from antiquity to our time. The area around the museum is the oldest part of the city, it was here that Kiev originated. The inscription on the stone next to the museum says that from here "there went the land of the Ruska". Be sure to take a walk along the Landscape Alley, where not only the most colorful and unusual playground is located, but also wonderful views of Hem, Dnieper and Shchekavitsa Mountain. On the way to the museum, at the corner of Desyatinnaya Street and St. Andrew’s Descent, do not miss the unusual sculpture “Pronya Prokofievna and Svirid Golokhvastov”
National Museum of History of Ukraine
2. St. Andrew's Church
The church is located at the beginning of St. Andrew’s Descent and is the only surviving work of the architect F. Rastrelli in Ukraine. You can talk for hours about the Andriyivsky Descent, it is often compared to the Moscow Arbat or the Paris Montmartre. There are numerous museums, theaters, art galleries, artists' workshops and souvenir shops. But what to hear a hundred times, it's better to see once, isn't it?
St. Andrew’s church what to see in Kiev
3. Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Pirogoschi
The church was built by order of the Kiev Prince Mstislav the Great at the beginning of the XII century, in 1935 it was destroyed and restored only in 1997-1998. In addition to the church, Gostiny Dvor and Samson Fountain are also noteworthy on Kontraktovaya Square. And the Kontraktova Square itself is the main square of the historical district of Kiev - Podol. The name of the square went from the famous Contracts - the Winter Agricultural Fair, which was held at this place from the end of the XVIIIth to the beginning of the XXst.
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Pirogogoschi in Kiev
4. Church of the Nativity
The church is located on Pochtovaya Square, the locals also call it the Shevchenko Church, since it was here that the Kyiv residents said farewell to the ashes of the great Ukrainian poet.
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