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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.

The Podil or the lower city is a historic neighbourhood and an administrative district in Kyiv. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Kyiv, the birthplace of the city’s trade, commerce and industry. It still contains many architectural and historical landmarks. The list of Podil`s attractions include: Frolivskyi and Pokrovskyi Monasteries, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, House of Ivan Mazepa, House of Peter the Great, Fountain of Samson, Zamkova Hora hill, Andriyivskyy Descent — the main link of Podil to the city’s administrative Uppertown, Borychiv Descent, Kiev River Port, main port on the Dnieper, Kiev funicular, Poshtova Square, and the Kontraktova Square.

Nikolay`s Pritiska Church in Podil

Nikolay`s Pritiska Church in Podil

Podil - historic quater of Kyiv

Podil - historic quater of Kyiv

Samson Fountain

Samson Fountain

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Building of Gostynyi Dvir

Church of the Mother of God Pyrohoschya

Florovski Monastery

Florivskyi Monastery in Podil


The belltower of the Florivskyi Monastery



Fragment of one living house in Podil


Contracts House


The building hosts the city branch of the National Bank now


Fragment of the former Greek Monastery on the square (center)


Monument to Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny, a Cossack Hetman


Chernobyl Museum in Podil


Near the Chernobyl Museum


Gostiny Dvir


Monument to Hryhoriy Skovoroda, a poet, philosopher, and composer


Sagaydachnogo street


Church of the Holy Protectress (1766)


Here starts the Andriyivskyy Descent



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