The capital of Ukraine offers a diversity of historical buildings and churches, split by the river Dnipro with beautiful parks and the wonderful people who are testament to this city. In the post, we are going to look at some classic sites and unique features.
There are over 800 churches in Kyiv and you will not find one more beautiful and unique than St Nicholas's church which lies on the Dnipro (photo above).
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery dates back to July 1108, is famous for its Gold domes and electric blue paintwork
Even if religious artifacts are not your bag it's well worth a view of this fantastic monastery.
See images of the Monastery below:
People gather from all over the world to visit this fantastic place.
As mentioned before there are 800 churches in the city which you could spend weeks exploring.
The Golden Gate in Kyiv is a must-do in the city, although what looks slightly like a church at the top is actually a fortification.
The Golden Gate of Kyiv was the main gate in the 11th-century fortifications of Kyiv, the capital of Kievan Rus. It was named in imitation of the Golden Gate of Constantinople. The structure was dismantled in the Middle Ages, leaving few vestiges of its existence.
In August 2021 the Ecumenical Patriarch, for the Orthodox Church visited the city of Kyiv.
People gathered all around Ukraine to be be part of this beautiful religious procession.
From my hotel room you see out how the roads were packed with people for this great event , passing the most impressive Mariinskyi Palace
Mariinsky Palace is the official residence where president of Ukraine resides.
As you can see its guarded with pride and honour.
Visiting the Second World War museum in Kyiv is essential for all tourists. As you can see below the entrance has a bit of a Star Wars feel to it.
Equally impressive where you take your snap from. You will embark on a journey dedicated to Ukraine in World War 2. The big dome, which looks like an Olympic torch, is known as the Eternal Flame Monument.
The impressive Motherland Statue is made out of stainless steel and stands 62 metres tall. This impressive sculpture simply symbolizes the people's effort and memories in the War. This is not the easiest statue to take a photo of due to the sun reflecting off the steel. Move around until you find the best angle.
As you travel though the museum you will see tanks , planes and statues remembering the War and its history behind it.
Maidan Square or Independence Square as it is sometimes known is the most famous and central square in Kyiv - famous for its political rallies or non political protests . At the weekend and in the summer its the epicentre for tourists and locals to gather .
The House with Chimaeras - Horodecki House, is a unique Art Nouveau building constructed by a Polish architect (Wladyslaw Horodecki - 1902). Look out for the frogs!!!!
Exploring the streets of Kyiv you will find a blend of impressive architecture and unique buildings.