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Chernobyl

(Чорнобиль, Chornobyl) – tour the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster

80km

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Chernihiv

city in Ukraine

113km

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Uman

city in central Ukraine with the famous Sofiyivka Park

127km

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Odessa

city in Ukraine, the administrative center of the Odessa Oblast

294km

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Sights

Khreshchatyk

The main drag of the city centre is closed to traffic on some weekends and full of entertainers and people wandering around. A big happy crowd and very conducive to people watching.

290m

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Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev

The oldest remaining church in Kiev. Parts date from the 11th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has world biggest ensemble of frescoes and mosaics dating from 11th century, including the Virgin Orans mosaic. Several green-robed ladies maintain order and will shout at you if you look like you are planning to take a photo. The gatehouse and other restorations were completed in the 17th century. Outside the gates, there is a statue commemorating hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, who liberated Kiev in the 17th century... then gave the city to the Russian Empire.

648m

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St Andrew's Church, Kiev

Baroque church, constructed in 1747–1754. Length 31.7 m (104 ft). Width 20.4 m (67 ft). Height 50 m (160 ft). Both the external and internal decoration on the church was carried out at the same time. Cast iron floor slabs were delivered from Moscow. Also, forms were made for the church's windows, doors, walls, and for space under the cupola. The planned iconostasis, designed by the Italian architect Rastrelli, was also added. The wood for the iconostasis, altar canopy, pulpit, and tsar's place were carved out in Saint Petersburg in order to save time. The iconostasis' icons were carried out by Petersburg artists. For gilding, 1,028 slabs of gold were used in the interior.

665m

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Golden Gate, Kiev

This is a 1982 reconstruction of the Golden Gate of Kiev, described by Mussorgski in "Pictures of an Exhibition". It is quite a nice spot to visit and learn about the town walls. Some nice buildings are also there and you can inspect the Porsche Cayennes, Lexuses, Audis, BMWs and Mercedes of Ukraine's nouveau riche who are very much into conspicuous consumption.

745m

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Andriyivskyy Descent

At the top of this quaint, very rough, cobblestone street is St Andrew's Church (closed for restoration since 2011). Pavements are gradually being added to the Descent but, meanwhile, take a good pair of shoes. The street is lined with souvenir sellers, restaurants, galleries and museums. Touristy but retains its charm.

813m

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Mikhail Bulgakov Museum

The legendary Andriyivsky Descent was the street where the great writer lived with his family and where he ’lodged’ the heroes of his immortal novel "The White Guard."

965m

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St Volodymyr's Cathedral

Seven domed Ukrainian Orthodox brick cathedral in neo-Byzantine style, built in the 19th century. It barely escaped demolition by the Soviet authorities. Dome height (outer) 49 m (161 ft).

1.3km

50.4447222230.50888889

A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden

22.5 hectares, with 8,000 plant species. Garden is famous for its exotic plants. Building of greenhouse, which was built for the largest and the oldest palm trees in Northern Eurasia, long time had been considered one of the highest in the world. In 1935, the garden was named after the academician A.V. Fomin, who directed the garden for years.

1.6km

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Tarasa Shevchenka (Kiev Metro)

This is a station on Kiev Metro's Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line. The station was opened on December 19, 1980 in the northern part of the historic Podil neighbourhood and is named after the famous Ukrainian poet, writer, and painter, Taras Shevchenko. It was designed by T.A. Tselikovska, A.S. Krushynskyi, and A. Pratsiuk. The station is located shallow underground and consists of a central hall with rectangular marble pillars. The walls along the tracks have been finished with dark red marble and ceramic tiles with a plant motif. The lighting comes from large round lamps hanging from the ceiling. At the end of the hall is a white stone bust of Taras Shevchenko, surrounded through the same plant motif that is located on the station's walls. The station is accessible by passenger tunnels on the Mezhyhirska and the Olenivska Streets

2.3km

50.4730555630.50527778

Church of the Saviour at Berestove

Berestovo was a suburban residence in 11th century. - Its vaulting may have been unusually complicated, probably echoing the trefoil roofing of the porches. The outside of the church formerly displayed intricate brick patterns: double and treble niches, the meander, and decorative crosses.

4.0km

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Gate Church of the Trinity (Pechersk Lavra)

In 1108 being built as a Kievan Rus' style church, the Gate Church of the Trinity is now decorated in the Ukrainian Baroque style, having been reconstructed many times through its history. Inside: a three-storey wooden gilded iconostasis, (1735); a large sixteen-candle chandelier (1725); The church's frescoes were based on Biblical scenes, and the exteriour decor was based on Ukrainian folklore, including: "Faces of the Holy Martyr," "The Traders Cast Out of the Temple," and "The Council of Nicaea." - Interior frescoes: Allegorical and historical Biblical topics are given in a noncanonical way; some of them are made with Ukrainian national ornaments. Wood-carved chairs, are installed along the western wall. The chairs are covered with oil paintings.

4.1km

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Refectory Church (Pechersk Lavra)

a refectory and an adjoining church of Saint Anthony and Theodosius. Built in 1893-1895. The sturdy dome of the church incorporates some aspects of ancient Byzantium. The interior decoration of the building was designed by Aleksey Shchusev. The marble icons are in the Neo-Russian style. The paintings in the refectory and the church, painted in the beginning of the 20th century. In 1973-1977, the Refectory interior was thoroughly renovated.

4.4km

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Ivan Honchar Museum

The collection consists of over 15,000 items from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Icons from the 16th century, 100 paintings by famous Ukrainian artists, over 2,500 textiles from the 18th and 19th centuries, pottery, toys, Easter eggs, wood carvings and Ukrainian folk music instruments.

4.4km

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Near Caves

are historic caves and a network of tunnels with a total length of 383 m and depth of 5-20 m with the width reaching 1.5 m and the height 2.5 m. Here is buried the founder of the Cave Monastery of Saint Anthony. Of the three existing entrances to the Near Caves, the original was probably the western one in which you can enter from the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A candle is required to enter the caves. Candles are available for purchase for 3 грн,

4.7km

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National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War

A fairly large museum starting with World War II, going through Nazi occupation until Ukraine's independence. The museum is at the base of the massive Motherland statue. While the displays are mostly in Ukrainian. The museum has laminated cards in each room with varying languages including English, German and French. The museum also offers guided tours in several languages.

5.1km

50.42663430.5636

Hryshko National Botanical Garden

The perfect place for a stroll in any season. There are unique floristic complexes on 130 hectares: 'Forests of the plain part of Ukraine1, 'Ukrainian Carpathians', 'Steppes of Ukraine', 'Crimea', 'Caucasus', 'Central Asia', the 'Altai and Western Siberia', 'Far East'.

5.3km

50.4152777830.5625

St. Cyril's Monastery

A medieval monastery. Founded in 1140. Reconstructed by the Ukrainian architect Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi during 1750–1760. Saint Cyril's Church, including the medieval interior frescoes and the 1880s murals by the famous Russian painter Mikhail Vrubel, were fortunately preserved. The remaining constructions of the complex, the rest of the monastic walls, one corner tower (see picture), and two buildings constructed by Barskyi were also preserved. Of the monastery's cemetery, only two 18th-century graves remained.

5.9km

50.48309130.471772

Hydropark in Kiev

Island in the Dnieper River. Kiev is endowed with natural city beaches that line Dnieper. Many a summer day can be spent in the parks and on the beaches of the islands, where you can buy shashlyk from stalls, play beach volleyball, swim in the river or in the pools on the island, or just soak up the sun.

6.3km

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Kiev TV Tower

A 385m-high (1,263 ft) lattice steel tower built in 1973. It is not accessible for tourists. The operational platform is at 200m.

7.6km

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Vyshhorod

town in Ukraine

9.7km

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Mezhyhirya Residence

12km

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Bila Tserkva

city in Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

64km

49.7988888930.11527778

Fastiv

town in Ukraine

71km

50.0833333329.91666667

Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi

city of Ukraine

106km

50.0661111131.44222222

Kaniv

city in Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine

116km

49.7531.46666667

we will see

Kiev

Ukraine
Kiev, Europe's city of intrigue, is the capital of Ukraine and its largest and most vibrant city with 3 million inhabitants. It is in the north of central Ukraine on the Dnieper River.

Personal note

Kiev is a good jumping off point for a trip to [Chernobyl, Ukraine](Chernobyl, Ukraine)... Either fly in or take the 10 hour train ride from Moscow or the 24 hour train ride from Berlin

In Kiev there is the Kievo-Pecherskaya Larva to see:

There are also some rather interesting statues here. Such as the Motherland Kiev.

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