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Main Kiev Attractions
- Golden Gate also is known as «Zoloti Vorota» in Ukrainian, is one of the amazing examples of fortification architecture in Eastern Europe. The Golden Gate of Kiev was built as a beautiful entryway that leads into the old city of Kiev by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1037.
- Kiev Pechersk Lavra The Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is an architectural ensemble of monastic buildings. With relics of saints buried in caves, Lavra is one of the most important Christian pilgrimage centers in the Orthodox world.
- St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery The sky-blue St. Michael’s Cathedral, with its dazzling domes, is one of the most beautiful and important Orthodox temples in Ukraine. Built in the 90s, it is a reconstruction of the destroyed by Soviets 12th century St. Michael’s Cathedral.
- St.Sophia Cathedral St.Sophia Cathedral is a unique monument of architecture and monumental art of the early 11th century having the biggest preserved collection of mosaics and frescoes of that period. Its building started during the reign of Prince Volodymyr the Great in 1011. The National Conservation Area “Saint-Sophia of Kyiv” is included in UNESCO Heritage list of world sites.
- Podil – the Lower Town is one of the most ancient and original areas of Kyiv. The name “Podil” means something that is situated downwards. This area is located by the Dnipro River and used to be the trading and crafting center of medieval Kyiv. Here co-exist ensembles of different epochs and styles – Ukrainian Baroque, Russian classicism, eclecticism, and modernism.
- St.Andrew’s Church A truly wonderful legacy of world architecture and a masterpiece of Ukrainian baroque art. It was built in the 18th century on the drawings of the Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
- National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War counts 400 thousand exhibit items. There is also an exposition located in the open area. It presents to visitors samples of military vehicles of World War II, military equipment of the postwar period.