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Andriyivskyy Descent or Andrew’s Descent in Kiev

Andrew`S Descent in Kiev

Andrew`S Descent in Kiev

Andriyivskyy Descent or Andrew’s Descent is a historic descent connecting Kiev’s Upper Town to the historically commercial Podil. The street, often advertised by tour guides and operators as the “Montmartre of Kiev,” is a major tourist attraction of the city.

The descent, totalling 720 metres (2,400 ft) in length, is constructed of laid stone bricks that wind down steeply around the Zamkova Hora hill, ending near the Kontraktova Square in the Podil. The Andriyivskyy Descent is marked by a couple historic landmarks, including theCastle of Richard the Lionheart, the 18th century baroque Saint Andrew’s Church, famed Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov’s house, and numerous other monuments.

The Andriyivskyy Descent begins on the summit of the Starokyivska Hora (Old Kiev mountain) near the St. Andrew`s Church, that gave the street its current name. The street continues on down and descends to the Podil district were it ends at the Kontraktova Square. In the past times, the descent was known as Borychiv Descent (Borichev uvoz). The descent’s current name is derived from the 18th century, at the time when the Saint Andrew’s Church was erected on the top of the hill.

On the Andrew's Descent

On the Andrew's Descent

Characters monument from the play "Chasing Two Rabbits"

Characters monument from the play "Chasing Two Rabbits"

Inside life of the Descent

Inside life of the Descent

Castle of Richard the Lionheart

Castle of Richard the Lionheart

Richard`s Castle

Richard`s Castle

Monument to Yaroslav the Wise

Monument to Yaroslav the Wise

Hotel on the Descent

Hotel on the Descent

Theatre building

Theatre building

Monument to Mikhail Bulhakov

Monument to Mikhail Bulhakov

Andriyivskyy Descent in Kyiv

Andriyivskyy Descent in Kyiv

Mikhail Bulgakov's house

Mikhail Bulgakov's house

End of the Andrew's Descent

End of the Andrew's Descent

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