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The most lively point in the city where you will frequently feel the traces of the history is Khreshchatyk Street... You must see Maidan Nezalezhnosti located on the street where elegant stores take place on one side and large shopping centers are on the other side. The place which we want the travellers keen on history to especially see is Pechersk Lavra, the oldest monastery in Ukraine. Also called as Monastery of the Caves, Pechersk Lavra dates back to 900 years ago. Featuring 18 churches in total, the monastery is in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
You can set foot on Kiev after a journey of 2 hours by plane from Istanbul. The most commonly used transportation vehicle is metro and you can access many places by metro. Featuring one of the largest metro lines in the world, you can also use tramway or tolleybus options in Kiev. Besides, if you want to watch the amazing view of the city savouringly, we recommend you to attend boat tours on Dnieper River.
- Saint Sophia's Cathedral (Hagia Sophia), one of the ancient cathedrals in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, was built in 11th century and it’s famous for mosaic, ornaments and fresco remained from that era. - Definitely try the famous Pelmeni, known as Russian ravioli! - Do not leave without visiting Mariinsky Park! Featuring the most green and romantic walking tracks, this park holds also the status of ‘monument’. - You should try Kutia, a traditional snack made of hazelnut, honey and opium poppy at christmas in Ukraine.
- Rich for music festivals, the city offers the opportunity to enjoy music thanks to Kiev Summer Music Festival, beggining at the end of May and continuing until the middle of June! - Waited with deep interests by jazz lovers, Kiev Jazz Festival is organized in October. - May 29 Ukraine Bicycle Day witnesses colorful scenes. - KROK International Advertising Festival is among the important events in September. - October also hosts International Short Film Festival. - Witnessing colorful fire shows with the participation of countries like Finland, Germany, Israel, Lithuania, Russia, Kiev Fire Festival is organized in June.
Kiev is a green city with historical tissue and gorgeous buildings. One of the oldest cities of East Europe, Kiev interestingly had come under the domination of Turks for 510 years thanks to Altinordu and Khazars. Falling under the hegemony of the Soviet Union in 1921, Kiev had been injured during World War II. Disunited from Soviets in 1991, the city became the capital of Ukraine again. It takes 2 hours to arrive in Kiev with the flight tickets that you can buy for an affordable price from Turkey. However, Kiev is a cold city. If you’re not durable against cold, then you may have difficulty in visiting the city between the months November and April. You had better prefer heavy clothes if you want to visit the city in those months.
Maidan Nezalezhnosti, aka the Independence Square at the center of Kiev, is a famous square that staged demonstrations occurred couple of years ago. You can find many shopping venues, cafés and restaurants around this square. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War is one of the significant places to see in Kiev. This museum is cut out for you if you’re curious about World War II and how Ukraine affected by the war. There exist 14 rooms in the museum and war and defense moves are described in each room. In the museum, you may witness the interesting life stories of the people who joined in the war.
St. Sofia Cathedral, included in World Heritage List of UNESCO, had been constructed in 11th century. The cathedral is worth-seeing with its gorgeous mosaics, icons and frescos. Besides, St. Micheal Monastery is a structure that we encounter in Kiev photos with golden domes. The monastery is the most expensive church of the period constructed by the common work of French, Italian and Belgian artists. House with Chimeras, built in 1901-1903 by Vladislav Gorodezhkii, one of the best architecture of his period, is the most interesting building of Kiev. According to the rumors, Architecture Gorodezhkii went crazy after the death of his daughter and decided to design this house. You must definitely see this fantastic building. The interior and exterior parts of the building are full of odd monster statues. The building is now used as an expansion of Presidential Palace.
Ukraine and especially Kiev draws attention actually with its night life apart from gorgeous structures or cultural heritage. Watching world famous stage performances and dance all night are some of the first things to do for the tourists. There are numerous night clubs that you can discover each of them every night during your holiday in Kiev. In general terms, everything is affordable; the same as in all entertainment venues except for some of them.
There exist numerous spots to see and visit in Kiev. You are recommended to choose properly the place to stay to spare time for the whole city and spend your time efficiently. Kiev city center properties await you for a unique Ukraine holiday with suitable prices for different budgets.
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