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
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.
Attractions & Entertainment
Top 10 attractions in
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
before you leave home.
Attractions & Entertainment
Sightseeing Tours of
The sightseeing tour promises to show you the
highlights of Kiev... . >>
Performing Arts in
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.. . >>
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.. .
Night life in
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.. .