Ukraine’s interesting capital is undoubtedly a pleasant surprise for first time visitors. The DnieperRiver is beautifully picturesque, with an abundance of historical buildings, museums, theatres and opera houses to be enjoyed on either side of the flowing water. It is no wonder Kiev is an important cultural site for Eastern Europe, slowly but surely becoming a must see for the avid city breaker.
Wonderfully blending the old with the new, Kiev’s Western Bank is home to the older parts of the city providing a natural and tranquil setting, whilst modern buildings have been gently erected in the landscape. The centuries of history are also evident in the iconic skyline, filled with golden domes belonging to monasteries and churches. This majestic touch establishes Kiev’s character and importance as an historical European city, with so much to offer. Must see sights include the the Kiev-Pechersky Lavra Monestary, Khreschatik Boulevard and the St AndrewsChurch. As well as the rich cultural landscape Kiev is also the third greenest capital city in Europe, which surprises and delights visitors as you soak in the colours and explore the parks in summer.
If you want a break from sightseeing, you can always enjoy Kiev’s hospitality and stop at a pavement cafe to people watch or grab a bite to eat. The entertainment does not stop there, for at night time Kiev’s fun lovers hit the trendy bars and buzzing nightclubs to meet, dance and enjoy.
Today, Kiev sits as a striking modern capital, grounded in preserved histories that one is compelled to discover. Interesting and lively, it is a must for all types of city breakers.