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The capital of Ukraine is a city with a special atmosphere, interesting history and lively nightlife. The revolutionary past left a lasting imprint on Kiev and has brought about a new wave of life, brimming with art, culture, gastronomy and all things fun. In addition to all the usual city sights, a special experience is a ride on the city metro, which is home to the deepest subway station in the world. The many bars and restaurants with their enticing offerings and low prices are a perfect spot to while away the evening in the city centre.

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The capital of Ukraine is a city with a special atmosphere, interesting history and lively nightlife. The revolutionary past left a lasting imprint on Kiev and has brought about a new wave of life, brimming with art, culture, gastronomy and all things fun. In addition to all the usual city sights, a special experience is a ride on the city metro, which is home to the deepest subway station in the world. The many bars and restaurants with their enticing offerings and low prices are a perfect spot to while away the evening in the city centre.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 0°C
  • Night -5°C
  • Rain 9

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A Magnificent and Friendly City

The Ukrainian capital lies on the banks of the Dnieper River and is one of the oldest European cities. Its long history has created an intriguing mix of architectural styles that combine to form the characteristic panorama of the city centre. The number of tourists in Kyiv[MH1]  is relatively low, allowing visitors to experience the city free from crowds and get to know the locals. The city is today perhaps best known for its proximity to Chernobyl, the site of one of the worst nuclear accidents in the world, which you can also visit. But don’t be detracted by this tragic story, as Kyiv offers many beautiful experiences.

The city boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery and Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, both icons of Orthodox Christianity.

Kyiv is home to architectural styles for every taste, from gilded domes to Soviet blocks of flats. One of its most famous sights is the Motherland Monument, a 102-meter-high statue that was built in memory of WWII. Climb it in the company of a guide and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city. Near the statue you can find another attraction well worth a look, the Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. The city boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery and Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, both icons of Orthodox Christianity.

 

Kiev was once a socialist city, but has become thoroughly modern in recent past, which is also reflected in the many start-ups and the ever-present creativity embodied in urban art, vintage cafes and 24-hour parties. Ukraine is known for its excellent food and drink, with borscht as the country’s culinary highlight, followed closely by the Kyiv cutlet and Kyiv cake. Top restaurants, cocktail bars, pop up cafes and underground markets all offer amazing experiences for a fraction of what you would pay in any of Europe’s western capitals.

 

 

Sights in Kiev

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Andriyivsky Uzviz

A popular street full of cafes, art galleries and vendors selling countless souvenirs.

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Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

An Orthodox monastery built over caves housing many catacombs of former monks.

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Khreschatyk Street

Kyiv’s main street offers numerous restaurants, cafes and shops.

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Kyiv metro

Majestic and beautifully designed metro with the world’s deepest station.

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Maidan Nezalezhnosti

Independence Square, the lively central city square, is the venue for numerous concerts.

Airports

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Kyiv Boryspil

Kyiv Boryspil International Airport is the busiest airport in Ukraine. You can travel from the airport to the Ukrainian capital by train, Sky Bus and taxi. The distance from the airport to central Kiev is 35 kilometres. The ride by car takes 30 minutes.

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