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Tourist map of walking tour to visit the sights of Kiev
Center of city and major tourist attractions
Tourist map of attractions in Kiev
Situation of sights in the central part of Kiev
map of the central part of Kiev and metro stations
Map of the central districts of Kiev
City guide: Three-day city tour
A textual description of the sights
Kiev Pechersk Lavra guide
guidebook in Sofia Cathedral
St. Sofia Cathedral map
Sofia Cathedral - XI century.
Bell tower - 1699-1706.
House of metropolitan - 1722-1730.
Refectory - 1722-1730.
Monk building - XVIII c.
School - 1763-1767.
Dining and consistory, 1722-1730.
South entrance Tower - XVIII c.
Gate - 1746.
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All major attractions are located downtown, and have established walking path.
Map of the tourist route for sightseeing, a kind of
almost a straight line (one way).
Nature trail is located along the edge of the two hills above the river Dnieper, and only on the Old-Kiev Hill tourist path forks in different directions (to Andrew's descent and Podol, or a Golden Gate).
When planning a route should take into account the terrain, as multiple ascents of the hills may be difficult. Details of the tourist route - click here.
A walking tour of the city's top attractions
The historical center of Kiev is located on the hills.
Khreshchatyk Street is located in a valley between the Old-Kiev Hill and Pechnersk Hill, high above the Dnipro River. Khreshchatyk starts perpendicular to the Dnieper River.
Golden Gate - the monument of architecture, is the far
boundary of the ancient city.
Golden gate is located at a distance of 4 city blocks from the edge of the slope of the Dnieper (the opposite border of the ancient city), where are St. Michael's Cathedral and the Church of the Tithes - which is the oldest stone building of Kievan Rus.
The recommended sights route to the hilly terrain:
Tour of the sights where the ups and downs with the city of hills can be minimized or ride on the Metro. Tourist Walk will be held with a rise of Internatsionalnaya Sq. (near the beginning of Khreschatyk Street) - on the Old-Kiev Hill, and instead of the other foot lifts to the hills you can ride on the Metro.
A walking tour should start from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the first to reach the monastery from the "Arsenalna" Metro station on a trolley (38) to the last stop which is located near the of World War II Museum, and near the Cave Monastery.
After visiting to the World War II museum and "Motherland" monument, to go in the opposite direction, back toward the Arsenalna Underground station.
To visit the monument "Askold's Grave" which is located
at the slope, you need to go down to Dneprovskiy descent,
near the Slavy Square (Square of Fame).
Plan a route the way you can watch or download - for free.
At a distance of one city block on "Arsenalna" Metro Station is "Mariinsky Park", passing through which one can see the Mariinsky Palace and go to the observation deck, and then continue your way down the side of a hill overlooking the Dnieper.
No need to turn off the "House with Chimeras", because it can be reached by Metro later.
Next, the path passes the "Dynamo" stadium that was built on the site of the "Rose valley", go through the "Bridge of Lovers", by "water museum", near the Giant Toad monument, and then down stairs to the Arch of Friendship of Peoples.
After entering to the European Sq., you need go to the opposite side through the underpass, and then climb up to the Old-Kiev's Hill, up the Trehsvyatitelska street, then turn right to the viewing platform and to the St. Vladimir monument.
At the beginning of Andrew's descent passing by 350-year-old linden tree, can to visit the prince's palace of the 10th century and look at the foundation of the Church of the Tithes and sit on the millennial stone that reads "It went to the Russian land" near the Museum of Ukrainian history and landscape Alley (Desyatinny Lane) and then you can go down to the Podol district of Andrew's descent but first go to St. Andrew's Church.
At Andrew's descent is Richard's Castle - Lion Heart and Bronze statue Golohvastov and Proni Prokopovny, but according to legend can rub of scarab beetle for lucky on the Golokhvastov coat.
At the Podol to walk the Sagaidachnogo street to Postal Square and on the cable car (Funicular) back up on the Old-Kiev hill.
Then go past Michael's Cathedral and walk to St. Sophia's Square, visit the museum "St. Sophia's Cathedral" and further on Vladimirska street, past the monument to "Hedgehog in the Fog" walk one block to Golden Gate.
Then you can go to the "the Golden Gate" Metro station, or down on by the National Opera House to the Kiev National University, and then visit St. Vladimir's Cathedral, and going to the opposite side of the Shevchenko boulevard, go to the University Metro station.
After passage in the Metro (1-2 stops) must rise to the top out of the "Kreschatik" station on the Instituskaya street, then walk one block and turn right to the House with Chimeras and President Administration.
You can pass to the "Weeping Widow" building and further down to Kruglouniversitetska street, entering the Bessarabian Sq., which is located at the end of the street Khreshchatyk... or go back to the subway station, but to go into a side street past the Drama Theatre to Kiev Passage, and then stroll on Downtown Street to the Panikovsky monument on the Proreznaya street.
This route allows for a few hours to visit the main tourist sites, and subsequently can generate more optimal routes. Download the guide to Kiev.
Tourist trips around Kiev:
"Kyiv fortress" Museum is located well away from tourist routes, it is a fortress with defensive ramparts and more than three centuries of history, is located above the "Olympiisky" stadium (at the edge of the Pechersk hill).
Photographs of urban landscapes can be done immediately after moving through of the any bridges on the left bank of the Dnieper river.
The most respectable restaurant is "Belvedere", located on the tourist route to Kiev in the historic district, located near the Slavy Square, has an excellent viewing platform at the edge of the slope, which is seen almost the entire left bank of the Dnieper (1, Dniprovkiy descent).
Summary of Kiev
Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is the largest city of the country and located in the north central part of it. Kiev stands on steep hills overlooking the Dnepr River.