Kyiv attracts tourists from all over the world with its famous attractions, unique monuments and a pleasant atmosphere. This ancient city is considered to be the greenest among all European capitals. One of the world famous writers Mikhail Bulgakov said about Kyiv: “There is no city in the world which is more beautiful than Kyiv.”

Kyiv sights

Kyiv Independence Square and Khreshchatyk

Khreshchatyk is the main street in Kyiv. This place is associated with many significant events in the history of Ukraine. On any day, especially at weekends and holidays, mass festivities and various events take place in Khreshchatyk.

Independence Square (in Ukrainian: Maidan Nezalezhnostі) is the central square in Kyiv. The main square of Ukraine, usually called "Maidan", is connected with Khreshchatyk. There are three branches of a fairly large shopping center called Globus near the square and under it.

Art lovers may be interested in the Kyiv Opera House (National Opera of Ukraine), the National Museum of Arts named after Varvara and Bogdan Khanenko, the Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art.

Orthodox pilgrims can visit a famous shrine of Kyiv - Pechersk Lavra. This historical and cultural heritage site was founded during Prince Yaroslav the Wise’s rign in 1051. Relics of saints are still stored in the caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra. You can try holy water from underground springs and buy church souvenirs in the monastery.

Saint Sophia’s Cathedral is the most important tourist attraction in Kyiv. It attracts the attention of foreign tourists especially. Next to this ancient building there are great photos. Inside the cathedral you can see the ancient church murals and the legendary smalt mosaic The Virgin, Orans. The aura in the Kyiv St Sophia’s Cathedral is unique and unforgettable.

kyiv houses

Hotels and apartment rental

You can find a hotel for every taste and budget in Kyiv. Hotel Premier Palace 5* is one of the most expensive and will satisfy even the most demanding guests. The hotel building is located in the historical part of Kyiv and impresses with its architecture. There are also other luxurious five-star hotels in the city of Kiev, such as: Hilton Kyiv Hotel, InterContinental Kyiv, Hyatt Regency, Opera Hotel, and Radisson. For those who want to stay in Kyiv, there is a large selection of hotels, hotels and hostels of middle and economy class. If necessary, you can rent and book an apartment using special online services.

Shops and Shopping

For those who love shopping there is a huge number of shops and modern shopping centers in Kyiv. There are expensive brand boutiques in close proximity to the central part of the city, but there is no shortage of ordinary inexpensive stores scattered all over Kyiv. In Gorky (Antonovich) street can boast of one of the most beautiful shopping and entertainment centers of the city of Kiev - “Ocean Plaza”, which has been built in accordance with all European standards. This Shopping Mall is popular with all Kyivans, tourists and guests of the capital of Ukraine. Ocean Plaza provides visitors with a wide range of goods as well as entertainment.

Ukrainian cuisine

Traditional dishes of Ukrainian cuisine are red borsch and various dumplings. Puzata Hata is the best budget restaurant serving national Ukrainian cuisine in Kyiv. In this chain of restaurants you can have a real Ukrainian borsch with garlic buns, a Kiev patty and other Ukrainian national food in a traditional interior. This fast food restaurant is also called "Ukrainian McDonald's", but the products used are fresh and organic.

Transport

There are such types of public transport in Kyiv: underground, buses, trams, trolleybuses, minibuses and a city electric train. The fare in Kyiv underground is one of the cheapest in the world and at the moment the cost of a single trip is 8 UAH. The taxi fare in Kyiv depends on the taxi service you will use. There are Kyiv taxi companies with low tariffs; their fleet consists mainly of economy cars. At the same time, many carriers offer business-class cars and various additional services for a fee. Those wishing to rent a car will appreciate the fact that there are branches of international car rental companies in Kyiv.

Climate and weather

The Kyiv climate is temperate continental with typical mild winters and warm summers. From April to October, the weather can surprise you with its unpredictability: from rain showers to almost tropical heat. However, weather conditions will not interfere with a pleasant vacation in Kyiv – as each season gives the city a special look and atmosphere.

Currency exchange

Currency exchange is carried out at any bank or at special exchange points (kiosks), which there are in a fairly large amount in the city of Kiev. Foreign currency is exchanged for Ukrainian hryvnia without a commission. Try not to change money with private individuals who can offer a better rate, as fraudsters are often found among them.

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine and it is here that the largest investment is made in private medicine. The first and most advanced medical equipment is the first to appear here. Private clinics invite the best specialists from all over Ukraine. This fact allows the high quality of service and professionalism of doctors of all areas of medicine.

It was from here that Kyivan Rus began its existence. This is a great ancient city, where people want to come again. Holidays in Kyiv will bring you a lot of positive emotions and new experiences. Kyiv is the city where it all starts!

♥ Welcome to Kyiv!


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