Sunday, February 26, 2017

10 places in Kiev, which worth visit guests of Eurovision-2017

10 places in Kiev, which worth visit guests of Eurovision-2017.
Kiev - the ancient, beautiful and welcoming city that has something to surprise even the most experienced travelers. If you are going to visit the capital of Ukraine, plan carefully what places you should see in the first place.
1. Independence Square

Independence Square, which in Ukraine is now more commonly called the Maidan, are not only the main square of Kiev, but also a place where history was made of modern Ukraine. This is where the revolutionary events in 2004 and 2013, known as the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of dignity.
Independence Square is literally imbued with history and atmosphere of the struggle of the Ukrainian people for democracy. It is hard to believe that until the X century on the main square of Ukraine was a swamp. Of course, the Maidan - this is a place that should be number one on the list of tourist attractions in Kiev each guest.

2. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra to Kiev - is the same as that of the Louvre in Paris, the White House for the US or for Madame Tussauds London. Without a visit to one of the main Orthodox holy places in the world is hard to imagine a real tourist visit to Kiev.
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - a huge architectural complex, historical and religious reminder of Kievan Rus. Monastery was built in 1051, it is considered the oldest monastery of Rus.
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is famous for its churches and temples, caves with sacred relics, beautiful towers and a variety of structures. Every year tens of thousands of pilgrims come here to receive a  blessing
3. Andreevsky descent

Andreevsky descent - is a charming street in Kiev, which is considered the oldest by connecting important shopping areas. The street was named in honor of St. Andrew's Church, which is located in its completion.
Walk on St. Andrew's descent will allow you to experience the peculiar combination of ancient and full of comfort that reigns here at every corner. You can enjoy the view of the amazing architectural structures, the famous side streets and squares, as well as cultural institutions such as Bulgakov Museum.
By the way, Andreevsky descent - is a place where always lived and rested representatives of the Kiev bohemians. Perhaps it is because of that Andreevsky descent is called Kyiv's Montmartre.

4. Golden Gate

Golden Gate - it is a historical monument of architecture, one of the few buildings of Kievan Rus, survived to this day. Golden Gate was built in about 1017-1037 years on the orders of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, became part of the defensive system of the city.
It is interesting that 50 years ago on the site of today's Golden Gate were pathetic ruins. Kyiv authorities decided to reconstruct the building only in 1970. New Golden Gate opened in 1982 to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of Kiev.
Golden Gate can tell a lot about defense buildings era of Kievan Rus. At that time, the construction is a huge fortress with extensive travel. To fully appreciate the enormity of the tower, you must visit it. Now the building of the Golden Gate operates a museum exhibition, where every visitor can learn a lot about the Kievan Rus.

5. Sofiyskiy sobor

Sophia Cathedral - one more ancient tourist pearl of Kiev. He is interested in the first place fans of religious buildings and historical monuments.
St. Sophia's Cathedral, as well as the Golden Gate, was built in the XI century in the center of Kiev on the orders of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Eventually Cathedral improved, adding to its elements of the architectural style of Ukrainian Baroque. Visitors to the St. Sophia Cathedral may look at the vast number of ancient frescoes and original mosaics, including the famous mosaic "The Virgin Orans."
St. Sophia Cathedral is the oldest church in Kiev. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

6. Landscape walkway

Landscape avenues named recreation zone in Kiev, which was established on the site  defense walls of the Upper Town. Interestingly, there was on the Landscape walkway place is the capital of the yard. In fact, it is a path, repeating the shaft and track objects of landscape design around.
Landscape walkway - is not only bright and beautiful area in the center of Kiev, but also a favorite place for the debut shots newbie photographers. It also considered the true heart of the Kiev creative parties and, of course, a place that definitely must visit by tourists. Landscape walkway full of fairy-tale characters and sculptures, so we recommend to take with children.

7. Mariinsky Palace

Mariinsky Palace is rightly considered one of the most beautiful and elegant architectural structures Kiev. It is located on the right bank of the Dnieper. Mariinsky Palace is located near the Verkhovna Rada building, it is the ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine. The palace often hold official receptions and ceremonies of national importance.
Construction of the Mariinsky Palace began in 1744 by order of Empress Elizabeth. The palace built in Baroque architectural style. Unfortunately, at the moment, the Mariinsky Palace is under construction, which promise to be completed in 2019, so it is closed to visitors. Still, it's worth taking the time to feel its historic aura.

8. Museum Pirogovo

In this open-air museum you can spend the whole day. Perogovo - is a picturesque countryside, which is concentrated in the spirit of Ukrainian history, and its main decoration - Folk Life and Architecture Museum. In it you will be able to walk among the ancient rural huts, look in their windows, visit the wooden church and take a picture on the background of the mills.
It is best to visit on the weekends Pirogovo. Then you will be able to dance with Kozachko on Singing Field, ride a horse cart and buy souvenirs from artists from different regions of Ukraine. Children are interested in the various workshops and adult'll want to try the sweet mead in the tavern.

9. House with Chimeras

House with Chimeras, or "Gorodetsky House" - this is a unique house, built in the modernist style, which is located in the center of Kiev near the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. The name of this building got through sculptural decoration, which can be seen not only on the facade of the house, but also inside. Their themes - land and underwater fauna, hunting attributes, fabulous creatures.
House with Chimeras has the status of an architectural monument. Since 2005, the building is the residence of the President of Ukraine. House with Chimeras is called one of the main attractions of Kiev. This is a great place to make a great picture or make an unforgettable excursion.

10. National Museum "Chernobyl"

National "Chernobyl" Museum - a museum in Kiev dedicated to the Chernobyl disaster. It was opened in 1992. The museum exposition consists of about 7,000 exhibits, including declassified documents, photographs, maps and monuments of folk architecture, which the expeditions of the museum managed to gather in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
In addition, the museum can see the unique video, which will help to learn more about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and its consequences. Visit the "Chernobyl" museum - a unique opportunity to learn the truth about the accident.

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