Tourist information

About Kyiv

Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River.

The population as of the 2014 census was 2 886 321 persons.

Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks.

Kyiv's climate is moderately continental.

The average winter temperature is about. 17-35°F (-8°C to +1°C), in summer - 65-80 degrees °F (+18°C to +27°C).

Kyiv offers endless opportunities for tourism. Traveling to this city may be one of the most pleasurable experiences in your life.


Sightseeing

Visitor attractions in Kyiv:

 

 

 

Khreschatik Street & Maydan Nezalezhnosti

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The main street of Kyiv, Khreshchatyk is  a wide boulevard shadowed by an elegent array of ancient chestnut trees that add a warmness to Kiev's splendid architecture. On the weekends Khreschatik Street is closed to traffic, so one may be able to enjoy the many different side-shows, street music, and various entertainers all competing for your attention. Kreschatik buildings of note are the Kiev City Council, the National Philharmonic as well as many other administrative buildings, stores, hotels and restaurants deserving of your special attention.

The Independence Square or Maydan Nezalezhnosti can be found at the opposite end of Khreshchatyk. Walking up the street to Maidan, you will be treated to the sight of numerous street performers and animal handlers, or you can simply enjoy seeing families out and about for a weekend stroll.

Address: undeground station Khreschatik or undeground station Maidan Nezalejnosti

 

 

Andreevskiy spusk

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Andreevskiy spusk is one of the most beautiful streets of Kyiv. From the ancient times it was the way that connected Old Kyiv (Upper city) with Podol (Lower city).

There are a lot of picture-galleries along the street and painters, musicians, artists are coming here almost every day. Here you can buy Ukrainian souvenirs — embroidered clothes, painted plates and dishes.

Address: Podol, underground station Kontraktova Ploscha

 

 

 

National Opera House of Ukraine

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National Opera House is located at Vladimirskaya st., 50, in building which is an architectural monument of the nineteenth century. Not far from the Kiev Opera House placed such attractions as St. Sophia's Cathedral and the Golden Gate.

The theatre repertoire includes works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Adana, Leoncavallo, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, as well as many other world composers.

Address: 50, Volodymirska str.

 

 

 

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (Kiev Cave Monastery)

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Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastery complex, which is included in UNESCO world heritage list. It was visited by more than 43 millions of tourists from all over the world. It combines majestic churches, build in classical, Byzantine and Baroque style.

Also on a territory of the monastery you can find a lot of museums: museum of Historical Treasures and Jewellery, the Museum of Ukrainian Decorative and Applied Art, the Museum of Miniatures.

Address: 21, Lavrs'ka str.

 

 

 

Motherland Monument (Rodina Mat) & Museum of the Great Patriotic War

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Mother-Motherland — monumental women's sculpture dominating Dnieper hills and visible from remote locations. It's height is 102 meters, which is higher than Independence monument in USA.

Mother-Motherland monument constitutes a part of the Great Patriotic war museum. The whole complex occupies a territory of 20 hectares. It also includes Great Patriotic war museum, located directly under the monument, cup "Fire of Glory", alley of cities-heroes, site of the military equipment of the Great Patriotic war and multiple sculptures, symbolizing heroic fight at front and rear.

Address: 24, Lavrs'ka str.

 

 

 

The Kievan Rus Park

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"The Kievan Rus Park" project- the Center of culture and history of the Kievan Rus is the unique in history of humanity recreation and building of one of the most known and at the same time the most enigmatic medieval cities of Europe - Ancient Kyiv of V-XIIIc, the capital of the most majestic medieval empire the Kievan Rus in the sizes of its historical center, known as Ditinetz (Kremlin) of Kyiv or the city of Volodymyr. Its` architectural appearance is reproduced in full scale 1:1 with taking into account all the knowledges of modern science. And also the atmosphere of the Kievan Rus is reproduced. Park located in Kopachiv village, Obukhiv region, 34 km from Kyiv.

www.parkkyivrus.com

 

 

 

National architecture and life museum «Pirogovo»

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Pirogovo is the museum under the open air. The exposition displays the architecture of Ukrainian villages (peasant houses, windmills, wooden churches), items of peasant life (furniture, crockery, clothes, musical instruments).

Pirogovo is an excellent place to spend weekend. After the walking excursion it is so enjoyable to lay on the grass, take a horse-ride, have a dinner with Ukrainian national dishes. All this in the open air accompanied by live music.

Address: 1, Chervonopraporna str.

 

State Aviation Museum

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Museum located inside the old Zhulyany Airport with many impressive Soviet civil and military aircraft on display, including an An-2, Tu-104, Il-62, Il-76 and an Il-86.

Models of civil, transport, military and even naval aviation are placed on the area of 15 hectares. In addition to planes and helicopters here are also means of flying object extermination.

Address: 1, Medova str.

 


Accommodation & Transfer

KyivExpoPlaza Exhibition Centre offers its own approach for the city guests, exhibition participants and visitors. Strictly tied to its location, KyivExpoPlaza outlined Kyiv Western Region boundaries with some comfortable hotels inside.

Here is a list of the closest hotels located in the Kyiv Western Part with 15 minutes from the city center and 5-15 minutes distance from the Exhibition Centre.

 


 

 Hotels 2 star       

Small hotels and villas

Hotels 3 star

Hotels 4 star

 

Hotel Nyvky

 

Verkhovyna Hotel

Cosmopolite Art Hotel

 

GreenHotel

GUEST HOUSE
«SANIVAN» 

IQ Hotel

 

 

Saturn Hotel

 

Lybid Hote

 

 

 

 

Hotel NyvkyPlaza

 

 

 

7 Days Business Hotel

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Plaza Hotel

     

Bratislava Hotel

       

For more information about hotels and apartments in Kyiv, Ukraine - please CLICK HERE.


Local Transportation

Public transportation in Kyiv includes the underground, buses, trolleybuses, trams and funicular.

The publicly owned and operated Kiev Metro system is the fastest, the most convenient and affordable network that covers most, but not all, of the city. The metro is continuously expanding towards the city limits to meet growing demand, while the other kinds of public transport are not that well maintained.

Recently, privately owned minibuses, marshrutkas, have appeared on Kiev streets. They provide good coverage of smaller residential streets and have convenient routes. Minibuses take fewer passengers, run faster, stop on demand and are more available, although with an increased frequency of accidents.

The Kyiv public transport system uses a simple tariff system regardless of distance travelled: tickets for ground transportation must be purchased each time a vehicle boarded. Discount passes are available for grade school and higher education students. Pensioners use public transportation free. Monthly passes, which are sold at the price of 60 rides, are also available in all combinations of public transportation: metro, bus, trolley and tram.

Like in any big city of the world, you can easily use a taxi in Kyiv. Taxi can be ordered by phone or right in the street. A good alternative to a taxi can be a private, non-metered car you can hail in the street. The ride will cost you less but it's better to negotiate the price beforehand, as many drivers do not speak English at all.