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The cradle of the Slavic nations, Kyiv, is located at the very heart of Eastern Europe. Spread out across seven hills along the majestic Dnieper River, Kyiv is now the capital city of Ukraine. It’s one of the oldest European cities – even though its exact age is still unknown, many think the city already existed during the times of Jesus Christ. After all, there must be a reason why the legend about Andrew the Apostle, who visited the mountains of Kyiv and foretold the great city’s future prosperity, is still alive. The city has a monument to Andrew the Apostle, commemorating this event.

Traditionally, tourists begin their acquaintance with the city by visiting its main square – the Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square.

The second most popular object in Ukraine’s capital city is the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra – the first Orthodox Christian monastery of Kievan Rus'. Most Christians hold it as their duty to visit this holy place at least once in their lives – the ancient caverns of Lavra had become the final resting place for many saints. Neither the monastery’s visitors, nor pilgrims are left indifferent to its splendid Baroque ensemble. The Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Another object of the city that ended up on the list is St. Sophia’s Cathedral, built in the 11th century.

Kiev panorama
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Kiev panorama

Close to the cathedral you can also find the unique St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, a monument to the moving spirit of the Ukrainian struggle for independence, Bogdan Khmelnytsky, and the oldest city entrance, the Golden Gates of Kyiv.

Of all the city’s perculiar landmarks, we’d like to give special mention to the famous architectural monument, the House with Chimaeras, and the notable Andrew’s Descent Street – a real mecca for local painters, theatre fans and art lovers, also known for having been the home of the brilliant writer Mikhail Bulgakov. The city has many different museums: from traditional historic, architectural and literary, to such originals as the Water Museum, the One Street Museum, the Miniature Museum, and many others.

View on Bessarabska Square with famous old market (Besarabsky Market) in Kiev
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  View on Bessarabska Square with famous old market (Besarabsky Market) in Kiev

You can enjoy Ukraine’s capital by taking walks through its green alleys and parks, boating on the Dnieper River, and taking in the urban panorama from the city’s many towers and viewpoints.

We would also recommend you try out the city’s metro system, considered one of the most beautiful ones in the world – Kyiv’s Golden Gates station has been listed as one of the planet’s 11 most impressive metro stations in a recent article from the Guardian. Here you can find portraits of Kievan Rus’s sovereigns, images of the most popular priests and churches, and scenes from well-known events – everything is revealed through masterful mosaics.

Vendors on a pop-up food market in Kiev
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Vendors on a pop-up food market in Kiev

The eminent experts of Kyiv and its biggest enthusiasts present an entire list of things tourists absolutely must do while in Kyiv:

  • Cross the Dnieper River via the Paton Bridge (the city’s longest at 1543 metres).
  • Walk through the cabinet in the Mikhail Bulgakov Museum.
  • Listen to music in St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery.
  • Bring a book you’ve read to the art-café Kupidon (Cupid), exchange it for a new one and enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of something stronger.
  • Go to the Miniature Museum and locate the flea with golden horseshoes.
  • Go see a movie in the first former USSR panoramic movie theatre.
  • Get yourself into a water bubble in the Water Museum...

And, of course, make an effort to discover many other interesting things, while also not forgetting to stuff yourself with Kyiv Cake at least once in your lifetime.

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