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Sightseeing tour

  • Kyiv is world famous ancient city, centre of gravity of all Ukrainian lands. It is more that 1500 years old. Kyiv was an administratively-political center on Almost all stages of historical development: in VІІ-VІІІ it was the center of early state formation of slavs – Poliansky principality, in ІХ-ХІІ was the capital city of Kyivan Rus, mighty East Slavic state, well known in Europe, Asia and on Near east.

    Travellers-foreigners admired the Kyiv landscapes, beauty and riches of golden-domed temples of city since olden times. Yet at the beginning of XI century Titmar, bishop of Merseburg, marked that Kyiv is "very strong" city, although often it is destroyed by the attacks of pechenegs. "In this large city, he wrote, there are more than 400 churches, 8 markets, countless force of people".

    Kyiv stretches from a north southward along both picturesque banks of Dnipro. Forests, green plantings and reservoirs represent the over half of territory of city. That is why Kyiv has a glory of "city-park" on Dnipro. The general area of aquatic space within the limits of city is about 40 sq km.

    Streets and highways of city are put in order, transport upshots are created. Squares and streets are decorated with new monuments and green plantings. An unique aquatic-green diameter with length of 30 km and width of 1,5-5 km, which includes the Dnieper islands, coastal parkas and meadow-parks is the basis of the system of the green planting.

    Presently, when Ukraine became the independent state, Kyiv is the administratively-political, economic, cultural, scientific and religious centre of the country On the quantity of population Kyiv is included in ten of biggest cities of Europe. 2,8 million persons live here. Territory of city is divided into 10 administrative districts. President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, Cabinet of Ministers, higher judicial instances, central public authorities work in city.

    Here is the ramified enough network of establishments of culture and art: over 30 theatres, about 100 museums, 140 libraries, 19 concerto organizations and independent musical collectives etc. are in Kyiv.

    The public passenger transport is widely developed in Kyiv, including: underground, speed tram, trolleybus, bus. About 4 million passengers use public transport daily. There are three lines of underground passage, general length of which is over 60 kilometres (49 stations). They account for 36% of transportation.

    Kyiv is a sporting centre of Ukraine – there are: 29 stadiums with 186 thousand seats, 612 sporting halls, 48 swimming pools, 1366 sporting grounds, over 470 facilities for sports and recreational activities, 5 equestrian sports centres, 5 buildings with artificial ice.

    Almost all historical epochs left in Kyiv the tracks as sights of archaeology, history, architecture and art. 2148 sights which are guarded by the state, form the unique historical and cultural heritage of city. 39 of them are of international value, 437 of state and 1711 of local value. Besides, Kyiv has favourable naturally-recreational resources: a warm-temperate climate, large tracts of forests, which surround city, with the small rivers and reservoirs create remarkable terms for rest, recreation, treatment of people and form pre-conditions of increase of tourist streams to the city.

     

Visit

  • Golden Gate

    Golden Gate is the branch of National reserve “St. Sophia of Kyiv”.

  • St. Andrew's Church

    Is pearl of temple architecture of baroque style.

  • National reserve St. Sophia of Kyiv

    Was the main square of Kyiv is times of Prince Yaroslav Mydryi (Wise)

  • National Opera of Ukraine

    Opposite the new building on front of Volodymyrska street there is a monumental building in style of neo-renaissance - the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Ukraine Named after Т. Shevchenko.

  • House of Teacher

    The House of Teacher was erected in 1910-11 as the Pedagogical museum (inauguration – in 1912).

  • St. Volodymyr‘s Cathedral

    A noticeable place in building of boulevard of Т. Shevchenko belongs to St. Volodymyr‘s Cathedral.

  • Circus

    Circus is very popular among the inhabitants of Kyiv, its hall contains 2000 of feats.

  • Т. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

    Т. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv was opened in 1834 under the name the "Emperor's university of St. Volodymyr".

  • Monument to the Workers of Plant Arsenal

    Workers of plant "Arsenal" traditionally were the initiators of social disturbances and revolutionary performances.

  • Bessarabskyi Market

    Khreshchatyk, main street of the capital, ends with another visit card of the city – Bessarabska square.

  • Monument to Lesia Ukrainka

    In 1973 on Lesia Ukrainka square in Kyiv was opened the monument to Lesia Ukrainka (sculptor H. Kalchenko, 1973).

  • Mariinskyi Palace

    In 1744, being in Kyiv, an empress Elizabeth defined the place for construction of palace for tsar's visits – the Mariinskyi (Maria’s) palace.

  • Monument of Eternal Glory

    The Square of Glory (Ploshcha Slavy) is formed by the green array of park of Eternal Glory, located on the top terrace of Dnieper bank.

  • Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

    Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra was the decoration and glory of Pechersk since old times.

  • Monument to Mother-Motherland

    Memorial complex of the National Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War 1941 - 45 occupies an area of 10 hectare on a hill above Dnipro.

  • Monument to the Founders of City of Kyiv

    Ashore Dnipro there is a Navodnytskyi park.

  • Askold’s Grave

    A bit below from Slavy square there is the Parkova road. Here among the picturesque greenery the protected locality – Askold’s grave – is located.

  • Monument in Honour of Reunion of Ukraine with Russia

    The open stage left from the old Merchants garden. But in 1982 instead of it there was erected a pompous Monument in Honour of "Reunion of Ukraine with Russia".

  • Samson Fountain

    Simultaneously with the reconstruction of trade rows, the revival of interesting sight of antiquity took place: near the north line of the Hostynnyi Dvir "Samson" fountain was recreated.

  • Monument to the Sailors of the Dnipro Flotilla

    There was a military flotilla on Dnipro, which had been officially created in 1696. The River military ships participated in the events of civil war; the river sailors protected the city from a fascist invasion in 1941 with an exceptional courage.

  • Funicular

    In 1905 the "Mykhailivkyi ascent” – Funicular was built. This is a comfortable transport vehicle with two suspended carriages (engineers I. Abrahamson, О. Barysnikov, М. Piatnytskyi).

  • Monument to the Prince Volodymyr

    On the middle terrace of park "Volodymyrska Hill", there is situated a Monument to the Prince Volodymyr - Baptizer of Rus, since 1853.

  • P. Chaikovskyi National Musical Academy of Ukraine

    4-storeyed building of opera studio of the National Musical Academy of Ukraine Name after P. Chaikovskyi (former Conservatory) is a part of Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

  • Maidan Nezalezhnosti

    Right after the proclamation of independence of Ukraine the square of October Revolution got the new proud name - the square of independence (Maidan Nezalezhnosti).

  • St. Michael’s Golden-domed Cathedral

    St. Michael’s Monastery was one of the oldest Kyiv sacred objects. In XI century in this place there was St. Dimitrius Monastery, founded by the Kyiv Prince Iziaslav Yaroslavych (the Christian name is Dmytro).