Top Kiev Attractions
Andriyivsky Uzviz and St Andrew’s Church – Andriyivski Uzviz, also known as Kiev’s Montmartre, is one of the oldest and most picturesque places in the city. This serpentine, cobbled slope marks the heart of arty Kiev, the place to come for art, crafts and fun as its steep descent is lined with numerous art galleries, museums, unique souvenirs shops with traditional Ukrainian goods, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants. Climb to the top of the hill and you can feast your eyes on St Andrew’s. This church is the last work of Rastrelli, the Italian architect who built the Winter Palace in Petersburg. Completed in 1762, the building is a lovely piece of Baroque fantasy.
Mother of the Fatherland – One of the biggest monuments in Kiev (62 meter / 203 ft). It is part of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, built to commemorate the German-Soviet War.
Independence Square – Also known as ‘Maidan Nezalezhnosti’ is the central square of Kiev and the place for the Orange Revolution (2004). It is located on Khreshchatyk Street in the Shevchenko Raion. It’s a huge open space with fountains, the Independence Column, the famous Hotel Ukraina and across the Khreshchatyk street, benches and some stalls together with Lyadski Gate.