Kiev or Kyiv is a modern and powerful megapolia and also an ancient city. The picturesque capital of Ukraine is located in the center of Europe, is friendly to visitors with an interesting history and heritage.
3. Kyiv is the soul of Ukraine,
playing a key part in the
past, present and future of
this country. One of the
most beautiful cities in the
world, Kyiv is covered in a
sea of greenery, which can
be seen everywhere - in its
many parks, boulevards and
gardens. At every corner of
every street you will find
beautiful historic sites.
Kiev (Ukrainian Kyiv) - the capital and largest city of Ukraine, a city-
hero. Located on the Dnieper River. Is the center of Kiev metropolitan
area. Kiev - a separate administrative unit of Ukraine, cultural and
governmental center of the country, as well as the administrative
center of the Kiev region. Located in the north central part of Ukraine.
The population is growing at an average of 20 tys.ch. per year. Kiev -
the sixth most populous city in Europe after Moscow, London, St.
Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.
Kiev is a wonderful place to explore as there are so many amazing
attractions in such achievable distances from each other
Kiev is the third greenest capital city in Europe and is
considered to be one of the oldest and most beautiful. You
will find many parks and romantic tree lined boulevards,
and it is especially beautiful in spring and autumn. It is
built mostly on hills overlooking the river Dnipro.
7. ANDRIYIVSKI UZVIZ (ST. ANDREWS
It is an integral part of the old Kiev, and one of the oldest streets in Eastern Europe. At the top
of the hill you will see the stunning "St. Andrew's Church“. Today the street has become a
mixture of art galleries and artists selling paintings, and souvenir stalls selling mass produced
Soviet tourist paraphernalia and old traditional Ukrainian folk crafts.
8. HETMAN BOHDAN KHMELNITSKY
ST. SOFIA CATHEDRAL
Bohdan Khmelnytsky (born 1595, died 1657) was the leader (1648-57) of the
Zaporozhian Cossacks who organized a rebellion against Polish rule in Ukraine
that ultimately led to the transfer of the Ukrainian lands east of the Dnieper River
from Polish to Russian control.
Bohdan Khmelnytsy is revered as a national hero who pushed for Ukrainian
Sofia Cathedral is the world
famous historical and
architectural monument of the
first half of the 11th century. The
name of the cathedral comes
from Greek word "sofia", which
means "wisdom". Built in the
times of Yaroslav Mudry, the
cathedral served as a social,
political and cultural center of
9. Rodina Mat - Motherland Statue
Rodina Mat is part of the Great Patriotic war museum. The whole complex occupies a territory
of 20 hectares. It also includes Great Patriotic war museum, located directly under the monument.
Sometimes it is possible to take a lift up to the top of the monument but not always available. You
will also find a collection of Russian and Ukrainian planes, tanks and military hardware on
show. When you get inside the shield you will have a fantastic panoramic view of Kiev.
10. Monument to Founders of Kiev
Legend says that Kiev (Kyiv) was founded by three
brothers Kyy, Khoryv, Shchek and their sister Lybid.
11. Independence Square
Also known as ‘Maidan Nezalezhnosti’ is the central square of Kiev and the place for the
Orange Revolution (2004). It is located on Khreshchatyk Street in the Shevchenko Raion. It’s a
huge open space with fountains, the Independence Column, the famous Hotel Ukraina and
across the Khreshchatyk street, benches and some stalls together with Lyadski Gate.
12. National Opera House of Ukraine
Established in 1867, the National Opera House of Ukraine is an ornate, romantic theatre with
a 200 year history, this opera house is currently home to the Kiev Opera Company. Aficionados
of classical music, this is your destination. Known for drawing world class talent, this facility is
one of the most prestigious in the country.
Vozdvizhyenka similar to a set of a film about the town, where all the people are
gone. This place is popular among those wishing to arrange a photo shoot. On the
streets of this town-ghost you can find curious bystanders with cameras, wedding
procession.You can get an unusual experience from walking through the luxury estate,
located in the historical center of Kiev. Looks like a "dead city" – noone lives behind
the brightly colored facades.
14. Kiev (Kyiv) is one of the most beautiful and greenest capitals in
Europe. You are never too far away from colourful flowers or the
shade of chestnut tree (the symbol of Kiev) in the many parks and
Gardens. The main Parks in the centre of Kiev are Mariins’kyi Park,
Volodymyr’s Hill, Khreschatyk Park, Pechersk Landscape Park, The
City Garden, and Askoldova Mohyla. Kiev is especially beautiful in
spring, summer and autumn.
KIEV PARKS AND GARDENS
16. The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 was the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took
place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine's victory at
the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song "1944", written and performed by Jamala.
17. Get Some Culture:
Bulgakov Museum – Exhibition of items relating to the eponymous writer Mikhail
Museum of Miniatures – Overwhelming human capacities with masterpieces of the
talented Mykola Siadrystyi. It features the world’s smallest book and a golden set of
chess that would fit on a pinhead and many other unique items.
National Art Museum of Ukraine – dedicated to Ukrainian art.
Pinchuk Art Center – With collection of 21st century art, and the largest private
museum in Eastern Europe.
Chernobyl Museum – Dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and its consequences,
with many different artifacts including photos, diagrams, and even examples of what
the radiation did to animals and other organisms.
Pirogovo Museum– Features information about life and folk architecture of Ukraine. It
contains more than 300 pieces from all over the country.
18. Chestnut - Blooming symbol of Kiev
Our city is beautiful at any time. But most of all visitors gathers here,
apparently still in the spring, when the Kiev white-pink chestnuts are
blooming in April, because Kiev is called the city of chestnuts.
19. Famous People
Bohdan Sylvestrovych Stupka
was a popular Ukrainian actor
and the minister of culture of
Ukraine. Stupka has played
more than a hundred roles in
films and over fifty in theaters.
Stupka has been awarded the
title Artist of Ukraine and
People's Artist of the USSR.
Hero of Ukraine.
Olha Sumska is a Ukrainian actress of
theater and cinema, television hostess,
recipient of the Shevchenko National
Prize in 1996 and the People's Artist of
Ukraine (2009).In 2006 she attempted
to run for a mayor of Kiev.
In 1987 Olha graduated the Kiev
Institute of Theatrical Arts and in 1988-
2006 she was a stage actress of the
Lesya Ukrainka National Academic
Theater of Russian Drama.
Zelensky is a Ukrainian
showman, film actor,
screenwriter, producer, art
director and permanent
leader of the studio
20. Okean Elzy is one of the
most successful and popular
Ukrainian rock bands. It was
formed in 1994 in Lviv,
Ukraine. The band's vocalist
and frontman is Svyatoslav
Vakarchuk. Okean Elzy is one
of the best.
Susana Alimivna Jamaladinova,
better known by her stage name
Jamala, is a Ukrainian singer, actress
and songwriter. She represented
Ukraine and won the Eurovision
Song Contest 2016 with her song
Seytablayev is a Ukrainian
and Crimean Tatar actor,
theater and film director,
Artist of the Autonomous
Republic of Crimea.
21. Distance from Kiev to Dabrowa
Distance between Kiev and Dabrowa Gornicza is 800 kilometers (497 miles).
Driving distance from Kiev to Dabrowa Gornicza is 945 kilometers (587 miles).