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Kyiv

Kyiv – capital of Ukraine, one of the largest and oldest cities in Europe, is located in the middle flow of the Dnieper River, in northern Naddnipryaschyna. With the population of 2,786,518 people (as of 01/06/2010) and an area of 839 square kilometers, Kiev is a leading cultural, political, financial, socio-economic and scientific center.

Interesting places in Kyiv

In Kiev there are 27 museums, 25 theaters and studios (such as the National Academic Opera and Ballet of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet, Theatre for Young People, the National Academic Drama Theatre, Ivan Franko National Academic Theatre, Russian Drama Lesia Ukrainka Theatre, Theatre on Podil, Kiev young academic Theatre, Kiev State Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the left bank).

Kyiv also has one of the largest planetariums in Europe.

Kiev is rich in monuments of culture and art. The most important ones are: Golden Gate, St. Sophia Cathedral (XI century), Vydubitsky Monastery (XI century), Complex of tamples of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (XI-XVIII cc.), St. Michael Cathedral, Florovsky Monastery (the beginning of XVI century), the Church of Our Saviour on birch bark (XII century), Baroque Resurrection, St. Andrew, Pokrovsky, Trinity Church, Vladimir Cathedral (XIX century), Klovskiy and the Mariinsky Palace.

Kiev botanical gardensForests, parks and gardens make up more than half of Kiev area. The city has two botanical gardens.

Kyiv chestnut treesKiev is usually called one of the greenest cities of the world. Famous Kyiv chestnut trees, which blossom luxuriously in May, and sometimes twice a year: spring and autumn, have become one of the symbols of the city.

What else can you see in Kiev?

* St. Sophia’s Cathedral (Sofievskaya Sq.) You can take the bus number 16 or 18 from metro station “Майдан Незалежності”  or walk.)

* Golden Gate Museum (metro station “Золоті Ворота”);

* Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (st. Mazepa (January Uprising) 21, on foot or by trolley / bus from the metro station “Арсенальна”):

o Middle and Far caves (preferably without small children);
o refectory, Uspensky Cathedral;
o museum of historical treasures;
o Museum of Microminiature N. Syadristogo;
o Museum of holograms;
o Museum of Printing;
o Museum of Ukrainian decorative art, etc.; (more…)