Kiev Museums

Kiev, this indisputable cultural center of Ukraine, boasts a plenty of museums and art galleries that are of an exceptional cultural and historical value. Treasuries of national art, they represent thoroughly and comprehensively the rich culture of Ukraine from the old days to the recent past and present. With over 60 museums to choose from, one is sure to select something to his taste. We offer you the list of the most popular Kiev museums, which are not to be missed.

ARTEast Gallery


Kiev is often called the mother of Slavic cities. It is more than 15 centuries old and during this time Kiev has made a long way from an ancient settlement of nomadic tribes to one of the largest cities in the world. Kiev is integrally connected to Slavic culture development. Its monuments, architectural ensembles and cathedrals charm with their beauty, harmony and historical meaningfulness. The Ukrainian capital's attractions are covered with the spirit of old glorious times.

Andreevsky Spusk

В имя святого преподобного Кирилла Белозерского церковь.

В имя святого преподобного Кирилла Белозерского церковь.

Кирилловская церковь была построена еще в XII веке, особо ценными являются сохранившиеся в интерьере фрагменты фресковых росписей.

Кирилловскую церковь построили в середине XII века на окраине древнего Киева - Дорогожичах. Церковь была названа в честь святого Кирилла, одного из славянских просветителей. Начал строительство черниговский князь Всеволод Ольгович, а после его смерти завершила постройку его вдова, Мария Мстиславовна.

Podol is the historical district of Kiev

Podol is the historical district of Kiev, one of the most ancient in the city. It lies on a right-bank lowland between the channel of Pochajna river and slopes of little mountains (Shchekavitsa and Khorevitsa). That is why the district has got the name of Podolie (Podol). The first settlements of the district appeared in the beginning of our era.

Kiev / Kyiv guide -2

Ukraine has its share of the thoroughly modern, but even the capital, Kiev [Kyiv], is replete with Gothic, Byzantine, and Baroque architecture and art—reminders of the many foreign overlords who have left their mark on the country. Nearly every city and town has its centuries-old cathedral, and many have open-air museums of folk architecture, caves stuffed with mummified monks, and exquisite mosaics wherever you look.

Kiev. Travel guide.

Kiev is a great city to enjoy long walks. It has beautiful architecture, wide spacious streets and many green cozy parks. The city is divided by the Dnepr River into 2 parts: on the right bank is the Old Kiev combined with the modern city center, the left bank is mostly a residential area with industrialized neighborhoods. We kept to the right part and visited numerous churches and monasteries the most famous of which are: The Cathedral of St. Sophia, Baroque church of St. Andrew, Cathedral of St. Volodymyr and The Pecherska Lavra, the Monastery of the Caves.

The Old Town, or Old Kiev quarter (Starokievskaya Chast)

KIEV, a city of Russia Ukraine, capital of the above government, on the right or west bank of the Dnieper, in 50 0 27' 12" N. and 30° 30' 18" E., 628 m. by rail S.W. of Moscow and 406 m. by rail N.N.E. of Odessa. The site of the greater part of the town consists of hills or bluffs separated by ravines and hollows, the elevation of the central portions being about 300 ft. above the ordinary level of the Dnieper. On the opposite side of the river the country spreads out low and level like a sea.


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