If you love to travel, then the capital of Ukraine is exactly the place to visit. The largest city in the country, located on the banks of the mighty Borisfen, as the Greeks called the Dnieper, attracts with its rich past and rich modernity. Kyiv is not only the largest city of Ukraine, the heart of its cultural and business life. Few cities in Europe can compete with it in size and amazing beauty.
The first capital of Ukraine, or rather Kievan Rus, was founded in the fifth century, although the area was inhabited by people for a long time. The prosperity of the city was facilitated by its favorable geographical location at the intersection of trade routes between Scandinavia and Byzantium. Added to this were fertile soils, rich forests, a continental climate and industrious people. When the Slavs came to the region, they named the city Kyiv, in honor of their prince Kyi, who, together with Shchek, Khoriv and Lybid, ruled the people. Until now, the monument depicting the legendary founders is considered the unspoken coat of arms of the city. The patron of Kyiv is the Archangel Michael, who is depicted on the official symbols of the capital.
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. There isthe oldest higher educational institutions, art institutions, unique museums, industrial enterprises. There are stunning architectural monuments protected by UNESCO. The city will delight you with the special atmosphere of ancient streets and underground shopping centers, picturesque landscapes and European elegance.
The capital of Ukraine is a green city, where there are countless parks - large and small - with shady alleys and beautiful pavilions, with interesting attractions and entertainment. Two botanical gardens attract flora lovers with outlandish flowers, rare plants and amazing landscapes.
Not only Rome, but also the capital of Ukraine stands on green hills that give the city a special charm. From them you can admire the panorama of the city even for a lifetime. Active tourists will be able to ride a funicular, a boat and a motor ship, catch fish in the Dnieper, sunbathe on the beach, and swim. For history lovers, Kyiv has prepared excursions to the Mariinsky Palace, built in 1745-1752, a trip to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War (Motherland), Victory Park with an exhibition of military equipment.
Believers can make a pilgrimage to the holy places of the city, from where Christianity spread throughout Russia. St. Andrew's and St. Sophia's churches, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral, Vydubitsky Monastery and, of course, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, will captivate with sophisticated architecture, rich decoration and melodic ringing of bells.
The capital of Ukraine is a city that is interesting for both theater-goers andshopaholics, and party-goers. Here you can take pictures near the famous monuments, walk along the legendary Khreshchatyk, admire the flowering of chestnut trees. This is a city that, like a fabulous Phoenix, rises from the ashes and sings its marvelous song. He survived the nightmares of the Mongol-Tatar yoke and two world wars, he remembers popular uprisings and revolutions, the triumph and rejoicing of independence. All the roads of central Europe led to it, it attracts tourists from all over the world today. No wonder the most reputable tourism giants of the planet named Kyiv one of the leading destinations of this year.