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About Kiev

Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, offers endless opportunities for tourism. This scenic city with population of over 3 million people is located on the shores of the Dnepr River.

Kiev is a city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments, a city of great events and outstanding people. The art and architecture of Kiev are considered world treasures. Many famous artists, poets and writers estimated the unique beauty of this city. The most renowned landmarks include: Cathedral of St. Sophia with outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century; Kievo-Percherskaya Lavra featuring several monasteries and cathedrals; Golden Gate of Kiev, which date back to 1037; Ukrainian Baroque Church of St. Andrew; the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Vladimir; and many other attractions. Kiev is often referred to as "the mother of all cities" by Russians and Ukrainians. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. In the historical center of Kiev you can feel the spirit of the past everywhere.

Kiev is distinguished for its rich cultural life. Theatre lovers will find many theatres offering various theatrical programs. Most performances are held in Ukrainian or Russian. The recently renovated Kiev Opera House presents very good opera as well as a broad repertoire of ballets. Ivan Franko Theater is a center of Ukrainian drama, comedy, and musicals. A lot of various exhibitions are carried out in the city's numerous museums and art galleries.

Kiev is also a scientific and educational centre of independent Ukraine. Various universities and science academies including famous Kiev-Mogilyanskaya Academy, which is one of the first scientific establishments in Eastern Europe, are located there.

Being the largest city of Ukraine, Kiev is a leading industrial and commercial centre of the country. Kiev's major industries include: food processing (especially processing of beet sugar), metallurgy, manufacture of machinery, machine tools, rolling stock, chemicals, building materials, and textiles. The development of Ukrainian economy gave impulse to business activity of the city. There are a lot of new office centres, banks, trade exhibition centers and other commercial enterprises appearing in the city these days.

Take a walk through the ancient streets of this scenic city, feel its unique beauty and the spirit of its past. Traveling to this city may be one of the most pleasurable experiences in your life. Ukrainians’ very lifestyle will be as interesting to foreign visitors as the capital’s major attractions and museums.

Kiev Sightseeing Attractions & Entertainment

Top 10 attractions in historic Kiev

Here is a brief description of our recommended top 10 attractions in Kiev and its environs. If you have limited time we recommend one of the optional excursions that you can book through Ukraine Discovered before you leave home. >> more details

Kiev Sightseeing Attractions & Entertainment

Sightseeing Tours of Kiev

The sightseeing tour promises to show you the highlights of Kiev... . >> more details

Performing Arts in Kiev

Performing Arts in Kiev

Ukraine has a rich tradition in the performing arts and Kiev has many concert and theatre venues where visitors can enjoy world-class performances at very reasonable admission prices.. . >>
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Restaurants in Kiev

Restaurants in Kiev

You won't die from starvation in Ukraine - do not miss an opportunity to taste traditional Ukrainian cuisine such as Varenyky (small dough pies with different stuffing's), famous Ukrainian borsch.. . >>
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Night life in Kiev

Night life in Kiev

There is a vibrant bar and club scene in the city centre but in the warmer days of spring and summer, buying a beer on the street is a budget-friendly and more sociable alternative to hiding out in a pub.. . >> more details









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