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. To watch a video of Lavra Monestary Click below .

Since there are a lot of churches and cathedrals in Kiev, the panoramic view of the Old Kiev is sprinkled with sunlit golden church domes. Walk up Volodymyrskaya Street, the main street of Old Kiev (Staryj Kiev) that ends by Adreevskii Spusk. This is a street built on a hill, where you'll see lots of artists selling their wares, many souvenirs stands and kiosks with a wide selection of Ukrainian pottery, embroidery, and handicrafts. The center of Kiev (also on the right bank) is modern, beautiful and vibrant. There are many restaurants, cafes and monuments. The main street, Kreshatik is not to be missed. The center of Kreshatik, Independence Square is a mix of Old Communist USSR and modern Ukraine. On the top of one of the buildings, you can see the cycle and hammer, the symbol of the USSR. But in stark contrast, there is the expensive, modern shopping mall, Globus, which stands as a symbol of a free market economy. To see a video of Independance square Click below