Kiev happens to be the third largest city in Europe in terms of being the greenest capital city. There are parks covered in green that run along the Dinpro River. The city is covered with a green cover so thick that some streets look literally like forests. That gives an out of the world view to the city and there is a lot to explore.
Tourist Attractions In Kiev Ukraine
The Babi Yar
The Babi Yar is the memorial to the Kiev’s Jews. The Nazis slaughtered them in the World War II, who were around 100,000 in number. The Babi Yar is in reality a ravine.
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The Nazis behaved like cold-blooded animals that shot the Jews with machine guns. The tourists pay respects whenever they visit the Babi Yar.
The House with chimeras
The House with chimeras is one of the unique structures in the world. It is a house with an only one of its kind shape. The House with chimeras is the first to be built in cement in around 1902.
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The house is abundant with art and imagination. You will see a range of fantasy creatures, wild animals and reptiles all along the walls. You will hardly get to see such a unique combination anywhere else in the world.
The Mariyinsky Palace
The 18th century Mariyinsky Palace is built in the baroque style. It houses the ceremonial purposes of the president of Ukraine.
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The palace was built intended for Empress Elizabeth in the year 1755. It is a site worth watching if you ever happen to visit Ukraine.
The Mikhailovskaya Square
The Mikhailovskaya Square is actually the golden domed Mikhailovskiy Monastery. In the due course of time, the monastery had to undergo renovation due to various reasons.
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However, the seven domes painted in domes are still intact. There are statues and mosaics inside the monastery. Use the observation platform to click unforgettable pictures.
The National Opera house
The National Opera house is as eye-pleasing from the outside as it is from the inside. The prices for the seats of even the best category for ballets and operas come at cheap prices.
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The operas here are of the highest quality and so are the ballet productions. If you are an opera freak, then it is your chance to experience the best of the opera.
The Independence square
The Independence square is also known as the ‘Maidan Nezalezhnosti’. It is known for the Orange Revolution of 2004-05. It is the best location to start your vacation and explore more of the Ukraine capital.
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Amongst the many attractions, the ‘Friendship of Nations’ fountain is a prominent one. Restaurants and shops are scattered all over the place that will make your shopping an easier task.
St Andrew’s Church
It is key religious structure that you invariably should pay a visit to. Built in 1744, the church has been related to many legends until now.
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The church was constructed for the Russian Empress and it is said that it was she who led its first brick. There are five cupolas of smaller size that gives the church an imposing view. The St Andrew’s Church is a must visit location for sure.