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All about Kiev city.

Podil – the old mercantile quarter of Kiev

View to St.Andrew`s church from Podil

View of St.Andrew`s church from Podil

Podil is a live history of Kyiv, its legend, it is the most ancient quater of the Ukraine`s capital. Continue reading

St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery (Mykhaylivskyi zolotoverkhyi monastyr) is a functioning monastery in Kyiv. The monastery is locatedopposite of the St. Sophia Cathedral. The site is located in the historic and administrative Uppertown and near the city’s historical commercial and merchant quarter Podil. Continue reading

The Golden Gate in Kyiv

Golden Gate in Kiev

Golden Gate in Kiev

The Golden Gate of Kyiv is a historic gateway in the ancient city walls of Kyiv. The Golden Gate was the part of the defense installation and served as a main town’s gate. It is located on the Volodymyrska Street near the Metro Station Zoloti Vorota.  Continue reading

Pyrohiv – outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine

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Outdoor Museum

Pyrohiv is located in the southern outskirts of the Kiev city. It is now home to an outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine. Founded in 1969, the museum contains over 300 pieces of folk architecture brought here from all parts of Ukraine and carefully reassembled. Continue reading

Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv

The main street in Kyiv

The main street in Kyiv

Khreshchatyk is the main and the most popular street in Kiev.  It is the administrative and business center of the city, destroyed during World War II by the retreating Red Army and it was rebuilt in the neo-classical style of post-war Stalinist architecture.

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House with Chimeras in Kyiv

Horodetsky House

Horodetsky House

Located on 10 Bankova Street across the road from the Presidential Administration Offices in Kyiv, the House with Chimaeras, also known as Horodetsky House was built in the period of 1901–1902 by noted architector Vladyslav Horodetsky, who was regarded as the Gaudi of Kiev. It is the most notable example of Art Nouveau in Ukraine and the Ukrainian capital’s first “roofless” house.

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National Opera House of Ukraine

National Opera House in Kiev

National Opera House in Kiev

The National Opera of Ukraine is named after Taras Shevchenko. It is situated in the center of Kyiv, where two large metropolitan highways – Volodymyrska street and Bogdan Khmmelnytsky street are crossed. The National Opera is poetically named as a temple of muses and an architectural pearl of Kyiv.

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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.

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Podil at night

The lower city (Podil) in Kiev

The lower city (Podil) in Kiev

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Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

Saint Sophia Cathedral is one of the city’s best known landmark and an outstanding architecturel monument, built by decree of the Grand Yaroslav the Wise in 1037. In that time the Cathedral was not only the center of diocese of Kyivan Rus in its golden age, but also the main political and culturel center. Saint Sophia belongs to the World Heritage.

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