Kiev is the present capital of Ukraine, a city dating back thousands of years, millions of people of different nationalities and religions, as well as a myriad of attractions. Of course, one day is not enough to see all that the most ancient and beautiful place might show. Still to visit remarkable places of this city is obligation of any self-respecting tourist.
Kiev is not only a cultural centre, here are the main offices of many companies and business life boils with all its might. So do not be surprised if near the temples, dating back thousands of years, you’ll find modern high-rise building. Kyiv attracts with a mixture of old and new, quiet tranquillity of the ancient streets and seething turmoil of business centres. There are entertainments for everyone in this place: night lovers (there are many clubs in the city) and those who love nature (Kiev is considered the greenest capital of Europe) and of course there are lots of things for antiquity lovers.
But first, you need a place to settle in Kyiv you will certainly have no problems with this: there are enough hotels, both in the centre and in the more remote areas, the average price of 124.7 euro in the city. You can also rent an apartment, or if you are travelling with big company, Kyiv hostels will provide you with accommodations. You have settled, and of course you want to eat something. There is impressive gastronomic range. Here you can find cuisines of different countries and, of course, the restaurants of national cuisine. The average price will depend on the level of the restaurant or canteen. You have settled and have eaten, and now tours await you. You can start examination of the centre with the Golden Gates, the ancient defensive structure. Moving further along Vladimirskaya Street you will find yourself in Sophievskaya square оn which St. Sophia Cathedral is situated. It was built by Yaroslav the Wise in the XI century. There is a monument to Ukrainian Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who led the national fight against Polish authorities. Monument has fascinating history. On the opposite side of the St. Sophia Cathedral is St. Michael's Monastery. Unfortunately, during the World War it was destroyed by the Nazi and later completely renovated. A little further you will find yourself on Vladimirskaya Gorka (park), where a monument to St. Vladimir the Baptizer of Kyivan Rus is located. Also from this point great views are opened on the Left Bank. Not only dormitory areas of the city are located there, but also the business centres, which start growing very fast.
After walking through the park and descend to the end of the street, you will find European square which is the beginning of Kreschatik - the main street of the country. On weekends the roadway becomes pedestrian. Independence Square is the pride of Ukranians. In the centre of it there is a pedestal with a young girl who holds arrowwood - a national symbol of Ukraine. Walk up the street Bankova. There is not only the Residence of the President situated you can also observe one of the most bizarre buildings in the world House with Chimeras, built by Ukrainian Gaudi - Vladislav Gorodetsky. The National Bank of Ukraine is located on the street Institutskaya; the building is remarkable in style. We walk along Lipki, the most aristocratic district of Kiev, which abounds with aristocratic mansions. There is Mariinsky Palace built by Bartolomeo Rastrelli in the very centre of Mariinsky Park. If you walk along the park, you'll see another "oasis" of vegetation in the Park of Glory, where not only the eternal flame burns in memory of those who died in World War II, but also one of the youngest monuments Memorial to victims of the Holodomor (starvation) "Memorial Candle " was opened.
Of course, you have examined only a small part of what you can see in Kyiv. Are you tired? In fact, it's just the beginning. Kyiv does not sleep at night. It lives the club life. Plunge in fun and complete unconcern.
Author Daria Talan