Kyiv Fortress Museum or Kyivska Fortetsya is a 19th century defense building which was at one-stage part of the western Russian fortresses.
The multitude of defense structures built in Kiev make it the largest city fortress found anywhere in the world. You can find this restored Kyiv fortress situated on a hill in the center of the ukrainian capital.
Caponier Fortress was a political prison in the early 1900s and is now a modern museum. Another fortress was built on the famous Bald Mountain in 1872 as an institute for executing political prisoners. Later this same fortress became part of a museum surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens.
This structure’s history has more do with defenseless people rather than defending people. It was here that supporters of the Tsar carried out executions of political prisoners, including the leaders of a Polish rebellion, in the 1860s.
How to get to the Fortress?
Hospitalna Str. 24a, metro stop “Palats Sportu”
Open 10:00 – 17:00
The walk is worth, because once you are there you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the city of Kiev and the surrounding areas such as Olimpiyskiy Stadion.