Monument to the founders of Kiev

Monument to the founders of Kiev

Monument to Kiev City founders – Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The legend of three brothers and their sister is widely recognized as the most popular legend of Kiev’s foundation and urban naming.

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

In 1982, the memorial was set to commemorate the 1500 anniversary of the Kiev’s foundation. You can find the monument, if you walk down the alleys of Navodnitsky Park which begins near the Paton Bridge or just walk about 15-20 minutes from the Dnipro Metro Station south along the bank of the Dnipro River to get to the place. It is traditional for just-married couples to throw bouquets of flowers over their shoulders on to the top of the boat. If they are lucky to get the boat, it means the family life will be long and happy.

View from monument`s place to Paton Bridge

View from monument`s place to Paton Bridge

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

Three brothers

Three brothers

Sister Lybid

Sister Lybid

Sister Lybid

Sister Lybid

Monument to Kiev City founders

Monument to Kiev City founders

All the material is prepared by a local tour guide in Kiev Anna Dmitrenko.

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