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

Andreevsky Spusk is one of the most famous streets in Kiev. In ancient days it was the shortest way from the Upper Town to Podol, or the Lower Town, where merchants and craftspeople used to live. Nowadays this steep and meandering street is a traditional place for arranging concerts, art festivals and city holidays.
Address: Andreevsky Spusk

Askold Grave

Askold's Grave is a part of park complex on the right bank of the Dnepr River. According to one legend, on this very site near the river in 882 Prince Oleg killed sons of Kie, Askold and Dir, ascended the prince throne and became a very successful ruler of Kiev Rus. The site of Askold's tragic death was marked by a small wooden chapel.
Address: Askold Grave Park

Children Railway

Some people think that children railway is just a toy, little steam engine and cars with remote control. It is not really true. Children railway is a narrow-gauge line with real trains and stations. Children at the age of 9-15 years work on the railway as machinists, train-drivers, conductors and so forth.
Address: Sirez Park

Cyril Church

The church was named in honor of Saint Cyril, one of the most eminent Orthodox saints. Cyril is also known as Slavonic apostle. Cyril and his brother Mephody preached the Gospel to the Slavs in Moravia, the land, from which Christianity spread to the Slavonic lands. The brothers Cyril and Mephody are considered to be the originators of the Cyrillic alphabet.
Address: 103 Frunze St.

Golden Gate

Golden Gate is the unique fortification architecture monument that survived until nowadays. It was constructed in 1017-1024 and served as a main entrance to Kiev. Great tower with Annunciation Church delighted contemporaries and terrified enemies with its inaccessibility. The name of the Gate in Kiev reminds of a famous entrance to Constantinople.
Address: Golden Gate

House with Chimeras

Immediately after the construction works of the House with Chimeras were completed, it became surrounded with numerous legends. One of them says that the architect decided to construct the house after the death of his daughter who drowned in Dnepr. According to this legend, the architect went crazy and decided to decorate the house with the river's inhabitants.
Address: 10 Bankovaya St.

Independence Square

Independence Square, or Maidan Nezalezhnosti, is the central square in Kiev, the main and the most beautiful one. Parades, concerts, festivals and other city arrangements and holidays regularly take place on this square. It contains six fountains, Independence Column, artificial waterfall, and other attractions.
Address: Independence Square

Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra

On the high hills of the right bank of the Dnepr River magnificent Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra topped with gilded domes is situated. According to the legend, Apostle Andrew, while preaching the Word of God in the Scythian Land, blessed the hilly bank of the Dnepr River and said: "On these hills the great city and many churches in glorification of Holy God will be".
Address: 25 Sichnego Povsstanniya St.


Kreschatik is the most famous and busiest street in Kiev. It is a wide boulevard with plenty of chestnut trees. It is hard to believe that some time ago on the site of Kreschatik used to be a valley and a river surrounded by forest. Nowadays it stretches from Europeiskaya Square to Bessarabskaya Square and contains trade buildings, bank departments and luxurious hotels.
Address: Kreschatik St.


To the south-east of Kreschatik Street there is a height that in the old days used to be called Klov after the Klov creek that rounded it. Nowadays the former Klov height consists of two districts, which are Pechersk and Lipki. The main thoroughfare of the region, Gryshevskogo Street, begins at the Kievo-Pecherskaya lavra and leads to the Europeiskaya Square.
Address: Pechersk-Lipki


Podol is an old district of Kiev, where craftsmen and fishermen used to live. The district was formed after fire of 1811, when all the wooden constructions burnt down. Several slopes, including famous Andreevsky Spusk, lead to Podol. The compositional center of Podol is large Kontraktovaya Square, where each house is interesting in its own way.
Address: Podol

St. Sofia Cathedral

Sofia Cathedral is the world famous historical and architectural monument of the first half of the 11th century. The name of the cathedral comes from Greek word "sofia", which means "wisdom". Built in the times of Yaroslav Mudry, the cathedral served as a social, political and cultural center of Kiev Rus.
Address: 24 Vladimirskaya St

St. Vladimir Cathedral

Saint Vladimir Cathedral is one of the most beautiful temples in Kiev. It was built in the 19th century to commemorate the 900th anniversary of Rus baptizing. Russian Emperor Nicolas I approved the project of the cathedral and ordered to collect money all over Russia. By 1859 more than 100,000 rubles were donated by people from different regions of the country.
Address: Taras Shevchenko Blvrd., 20

Vladimirskaya Gorka

Vladimirskaya Gorka is a visit card of Kiev. It is a green and cozy place with old pavilions offering picturesque views on the left bank of the Dnepr River. On Vladimirskaya Gorka young people come to celebrate graduation from school and enjoy the first sunrise of their new life. It is also the place where just married couples arrive.
Address: Vladimirskaya Gorka Park