Kiev is the capital of Ukraine. When exactly Kiev was founded, I can no longer trace exactly. Scientists suspect the founding between the year 430 and the beginning of the sixth century. According to legend, three brothers, Choriw, Schtscheck, Kyi and their sister Lybid, are supposed to the city have founded. They also built a castle named after the eldest brother, Kyi. The later name of the city was derived from this.
Visitor to the Ukrainian city will be delighted as it has a wide range of attractions to offer its visitors. Andreasgasse is one of the highlights of Kiev. Not only is it the most famous street in Kiev, but it is also of great historical value. You should also have seen Richard the Lionheart’s castle. The impressive building was built by Dimitri Orlow. After the construction work was completed, a scandal broke out here that had a major impact on the history of the city. The Gorodetskij House is also worth a detour. It was built between 1901 and 1902 in the Art Nouveau style on Bankowa Street. Another highlight of Kiev is that Kjewo-Petscherska Lavra, a cave monastery. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the park in the Pechersk district of Kiev. The name of the monastery was derived from the hilly monastery and the large number of caves that are said to have been inhabited by monks in the eleventh century.
According to smber, one of the most important places in Kiev is the Maidan Nesaleshnosti, in German, Independence Square. It is located in the center of the city and has an exciting history. You should also have seen the Sophienkirche. This is a four-domed, five-nave cruciform church. The gallery inside is open to the inside, following the example of Byzantine architecture. There are also a large number of frescoes and mosaics here. The absolute highlight of the sacred building is the tomb of Yaroslav the Wise.
Other highlights of Kiev include the Bogdan and Varavara Khanenko Museum of Art, the Memorial Complex, the Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, the National Museum of Art of Ukraine, and the National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War from 1941 to 1945.
Visitors to Kiev who are interested in classical music will certainly not miss out on a vacation in the city, as the city has several opera houses. The most impressive would be the Taras Opera House. It was created in 1867 and is the oldest in the country, next to the Odessa and Lviv opera houses. Other opera houses and theaters in Kiev are Lesya Ukrainka Theater and the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine.
If you like shopping, Kiev is the place for you, as the city has some interesting markets to offer. The best known is the Besarabsky Market. It was built between 1910 and 1912 and is located right in the center of the city. Here you have the choice between a large number of agricultural products.
Bookworms should n’t miss the belly market at the Petrivka subway station.
Other impressive buildings in the city include the Ukrainian House, the Kiev TV Tower, the National Bank of Ukraine building and the Golden Gate. In any case, you can be sure that your vacation in Kiev will certainly not be boring, as the city has a whole range of castles, chateaus, ancient buildings, palaces and villas to offer. You can visit a lot here.
And those who want to recover from long tours of discovery can do so in one of Kiev’s many parks. The AV Fomin Botanical Garden is an absolute must. This was created in 1839 and was laid out by the Kiev University of Shevchenko. The garden covers an area of 22.5 hectares and is home to over eight thousand different species of plants. A few years later, in 1977 to be precise, the botanical garden was expanded to include a thirty meter high greenhouse, which is the oldest in the country.
Strollers, joggers and cyclists are mainly out and about in Park Peremohy. This is right near the Darnytsia metro station. The green spaces mentioned so far are only a small part of what the city actually has to offer. Furthermore, there are a lot of lakes in Kiev, which invite crowds of people to swim and sunbathe, especially in summer.