Welcome to Kiev !
Welcome to the Kiev – The old soviet city
Informations and facts
As the Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev preserved all its old values including medieval buildings, landscapes and lifestyle. This most populated city of Ukraine counts about 2,8 million people and is the political, cultural and economical capital city.
Kiev is a wonderful destination for tourists who would like to discover impressive sights. It offers endless opportunities to be blinded by its old churches and magnificent natural places.
You will find below all the attractive places you can't miss if you travel to Kiev. Obviously there is the famous Maydan square where you can enjoy the symbolic female winged statue which represents the independence of the country. Not far from this monument, you can stay religious elaborated architecture buildings such as the Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra, the Saint Sophia's Cathedral, the Saint Michael's Monastery, the Saint Andrew's Church and the Saint Volodymyr's Cathedral. The interesting common point about these three buildings is their huge golden crosses on the cupolas and that is why you will see it by far.
You can also enjoy sights like the National Opera house, the Museum of the Great Patriotic War which is under the high Motherland's statue. But basically, you can just walk through the city to see how beautiful the streets are and the villages surrounding.
Kiev by night will give you all the reasons to like this lively city. Many pubs and discotheques will reveal if you a party-goer like never before ! Let's see together what are the good spots to have crazies nights. For the ones who really want to dance all the night long after sharing the tastiest cocktail with good looking girls, come in Faberge, Decadence House or Arena, the most popular club of the town. Sometimes, parties are organized in the Privilege with open-air spaces, so for a while you will think you are in Ibiza. For the ones who'd rather spend their night by drinking delicious beers, you will be glad to know there are lots of Irish pubs and taverns. The O'brien and the Golden Gate will probably be more attractive for middle-aged people whereas the Shato or Viola's Biersube are maybe more pleasant for the young atmosphere.
As many capital cities, Kiev incorporates many shopping centres representing many international brands. The biggest one named City Center spreads over 1'500 square meters including 40 stores. Find also Globus, Mandarin-Plaza or Metrograd near the city centre.
Standard time zone GMT/UTC +2hours . Summer time zone GMT/UTC +3hours.
As a large city, Kiev has many way to move around town. There are buses, trams street and trolleybuses, and also a funicular. But the Marshrutkas are the preferred means for local transport because they often come and go. Taxies are also a good way to get around as they are cheap.
Find below the average temperature in Kiev, in Fahrenheit.
Now that you know the mains facts about Kiev, I just have to wish you a good travel in the old soviet city !