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.
During weekends and public holidays the street is closed to road traffic and reserved for pedestrians. There are a lot of up-market stores, caf?s, and restaurants on the street. Here is the list of some interesting buildings you can find on Khreshchatyk: Besarabska Square and Besarabsky indoor market (building of the 19 century), Metrohrad (underground shopping centre), Central Department Store, City Council Building, Independence Square (Central Post Office, National Musical Academy Concert Hall, Globus – underground shopping centre, Hotel Ukrayina on it), European Square at the end of the street with Hotel Dnipro, news agency building, Ukrainian House conference and exhibitions hall, Kiev Philarmonic building, People’s Friendship Arch monument (rainbow).