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Sightseeing in Kiev - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

Architecture, Museums, Cathedrals & Monuments


Among the spectacular sights of Kiev there are religious sites, unique monuments of architecture, and a variety of museums, so every traveler could choose an interesting cultural program. Church of St. Andrew is a true sample of the baroque; it was constructed in the second half of the 18th century. The church is located on a high hill. Today this famous religious monument is converted into a museum.
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Another interesting historical site is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra. This monastery was founded in 1051; it is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a world-class attraction; in the territory there is the tomb of Peter Stolypin and a lot of religious artifacts.
One of the most unusual and famous monuments is the House with Chimeras. Its construction began in 1901 and lasted for just over a year. The author of the Art Nouveau original is Vladislav Gorodetsky. Another world-class monument is Sophia Cathedral built in the 11th century. Few centuries after the discovery the cathedral was rebuilt; today visitors can see a building in the Baroque style, which has been existing since the 13th century. The cathedral preserved frescoes and mosaics that attract numerous visitors.
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St. Vladimir's Cathedral, opened in the late 19th century, is also an important religious site. The work under its construction lasted for almost 50 years. Cathedral features a refined decoration; its walls keep many important religious artifacts. Among the cultural places of the city we should mention Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine. This is a large-scale open air museum complex with an exhibition that features more than 300 exhibits. There visitors can see ancient windmills, crafts and household items of indigenous people.
An unusual sight is the Pharmacy Museum, which first welcomed its visitors in 1986. Its collection includes a variety of exhibits related to the pharmacy business, from pharmaceutical instruments and bottles to crabs and snakes preserved in alcohol. The most famous monument of defensive architecture is the Golden Gate, which had served as the main entrance to the city until the 17th century. The powerful fortress tower with a wide thoroughfare has preserved perfectly. Near the gate there is a small museum dedicated to the history of the edifice.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Kiev, Ukraine. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Kiev: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Kiev.