The capital of Ukraine, the center of Kyiv region - Kyiv - stretches for 35 km from east to west and for 42 km from north to south along the picturesque banks of the Dnepr.
The city has a unique landscape and is widely known for its architectural ensembles, which are tactically inscribed in it. Despite the considerable loss, they create a complete image of the historic city, located along the waters of the ancient Dnepr-Slavutych. The area of Kyiv is 827 square km and includes 14 administrative districts. There are built on only 42% of the entire area of the city. The rest of the city is water bodies, green areas and parks.
Modern Kyiv is one of the largest cities in Europe, administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center of the country.
The capital of Ukraine is situated on both banks of the Dnipro, in its middle stream, below the confluence of the left tributary - Desna. The northern part of the city is situated on the Podillya lowlands, the south-western one (right bank) - on Pridneprovskaya uplands, the south-eastern one (left bank) - on Prdneprovska lowlands.
No doubts that Kyiv is one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine. Located in the centre of Europe it attracts a lot of tourists. Kiev local time is UTC +2. Kyiv has outstanding heroic history. From 1921 the city was part of the Soviet Union, since 1934 as a capital of Soviet Ukraine. After 57 years as the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union, Kiev became the capital of independent Ukraine in 1991.
Today Kyiv is the administrative, cultural, and financial core of Ukraine, represented by over 3 million citizens. Kyiv has regained its former glory as one of the most beautiful capitals of Eastern Europe. It will be enchantment ‘at first site’ as you take your first stroll along the chestnut lined streets of the old part of the city, feeling as though a time machine has sent you back into the very heart of history. Millennial Orthodox cathedrals, crowned with golden domes and diverse styles of old buildings – all bear imprints of the ancient splendor of Kyivan Rus, a mighty state of the Medieval Europe. Monuments once erected by old master builders and now restored and reconstructed anew can be seen reflected in modern high-rise architectural ensembles. Dozens of theaters, art galleries, and museums will invitingly open their doors for you.
Kyiv's most famous historical architectural complexes are the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), which are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. One of Kyiv's widely recognized modern landmarks is the highly visible giant Mother Motherlandstatue standing at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War on the Right bank of the Dnipro River. It is hard to describe the magnificence of Kyiv sights and sightseeing, you should see it with your own eyes.
At night you can see the beauty of Kyiv from the other side. Full of nightlights with its great architecture the capital of Ukraine becomes a wonderful place for a romantic car tour. Numerous nightclubs, disco bars, restaurants give great opportunity to fill nightlife of citizens and guests with wonderful impressions and emotions. Kiev travel guide will help you to know this beautiful city better. Below you can find the list of Kyiv attractions. You are welcome to visit Kyiv.