What To See In Kiev

Kiev Tours Saint Sophia Cathedral.
One of the city’s best known monuments, the Saint Sophia Cathedral is an outstanding architectural artifact which boasts an ensemble of supporting structures such as the bell tower, a house of metropolitan, and others. The cathedral is designed to rival the prestigious Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The first foundations were laid out in the 11th century, and the prestigious cathedral still stands tall at a length of 30 meters. The complex structure is styled in both the Byzantine architecture, and the Ukrainian baroque. The cathedral has withstood the test of time, and was on the brink of destruction when during the Russian Revolution of 1917, during the Soviet antireligious campaign of the 1920’s, the government plan called for the cathedral’s destruction and transformation. The destruction, thankfully, never happened.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra.
Kiev Pechersk Lavra is also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves. It is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev, Ukraine. The Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in eastern europe. While being a cultural attraction,, the monastery is currently active. The lavra contains numerous architectural monuments, ranging from belltowers to cathedrals to underground cave systems. The main attractions of the Lavra include the Great Lavra Belltower, the notable feature of the Kiev skyline, and the Dormition Cathedral, destroyed in World War II and fully reconstructed in recent years. Not only is the Lavra a monastery, it is also a museum which houses many architectural relics of ht past. The collection includes precious metals, prints, higher clergy portraits and rare church hiearchy photographs.
St.Andrew's Church.
One of the famous sights in Kiev is St. Andrew's Church, built by order of Empress Catherine in honor of the Apostle Andrew. It was erected in 1754 by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. According to legend, the mountain, on which the cathedral is situated, is sacred. The Apostle Andrew has erected a cross on this mountain. Located over the historic Kiev, the church is situated on the right bank of the Dnieper and now attracts a huge number of tourists with its rich decoration, unsurpassed icons, and architecture. The picturesque view, cobbled stone roads, the remoteness of the city business center - all this helps to feel the atmosphere of peace, serenity and grace. The steps leading to the church make man closer to God, according to a popular legend.
St Andrew’s descent.
St Andrew’s descent is not only one of the most interesting and mysterious streets of Kiev, but also considered to be the soul of the city. It is a street museum that reflects a bohemian atmosphere and the beginnings of 20 centuries reign here. Number of the most known sights that area situated along the spusk, including the Andreevskaya church, the Castle of Richard the Lioneart, St. Andrew’s Church and other monuments,. Famous writer M. Bulgakov lived and worked at this street. His house is currently a museum situated on the street. The descent, is constructed of laid cobblestones and is at a length of 720 meters. There has been recent talk of reconstruction, the The Kiev City Council has approved plans for the reconstruction of the Descent.

What To See Around Kiev

river cruises Pyrohiv/Pirogovo.
Pirohiv, or Pirogovo, is a Ukrainian village that contains authentic examples of Ukrainian folk architecture. This outdoor museum reproduces Ukrainian village existence and illustrates Ukraine's agricultural heritage, folk culture, and rural life. Originally a village south of Kiev now Pyrohiv/Pirogovo, is an unique open-air museum of traditional Ukrainian architecture and way of life. It's a must see attraction for tourists and everyone who is willing to learn more about the life of the Ukrainian rural population in the past. This museum was found in 1969 year and is with area of 370 acres, it is exhibiting around 300 buildings from different Ukrainian regions. These original buildings from Middle Ages until early XX century were disassembled by parts in different regions of the country, transported to this museum and rebuilt on the spot. There is also a huge collection of folk costumes, furniture, utensils, musical instruments.
Pechersky botanical garden.
Pechersky Botanical garden was founded in 1935. It is the largest botanical garden in Kiev — it covers the territory of 130 hectares. In spring the botanical garden is especially charming, when numerous bushes of lilacs are blossoming. There are also whole-year-round excursions in hothouses (tropical plants, orchids, camellias and azaleas.
Mariinsky park.
Mariinsky park is the central park of Kiev, one of the most favorite places of the city dwellers and visitors. Especially in the morning, away from the city's noise, it is very pleasant to take a walk in the park, where in shady alleys, beneath the huge crowns of centenary old trees it is still peaceful and quiet. The Mariinsky park is truly an embodied harmony of nature. On its large territory visitors can all find their own favorite private corners for reflection and relaxation. And do not miss a legendary "bridge of the lovers" where they believe the wishes come true.

What To See In Crimea

crimea tour Cave Towns of Crimea.
In south-west of Crimean peninsula there are very interesting Middle Age monuments - so called Cave towns. They are situated on separate hills of the Internal Ridge over wide valleys at the middle of Alma, Kacha and Belbek rivers. At their appearance cave towns were strengthened settlements, but in future together with development of feudal relations some of them turned gradually into rather big fortified towns (Eski-Kermen, Mangup, Kyz-Kermen, and from the 10th century - Chufut-Kale).Other smaller fortified settlements placed at hard-to-get heights and protected by guarding walls, were feudal castles or small citadels (Bakla, Tepe-Kermen, Syuiren Fortress, Kyz-Kule, Kalamita and others) but they are too called cave towns.
Sevastopol and Balaclava.
Sevastopol is a port city in Ukraine, located on the Black sea coast of the Crimea peninsula. The city is now home to a Ukrainian naval base and a Russian naval base in facilities leased by the Russian navy. The geographic location and navigation conditions of the city’s harbours make Sevastopol a strategically important naval point, as well as a popular tourist destination. The city is important for the study of marine biology as well. The studying and training of dolphins has been conducted in the city since the end of World War II. Important attractions in Sevastopol include, the Chersonessos National Archeological Reserve, The Panorama Museum, the Black Sea Fleet Museum, and the Fraternal War Cemetery.

What To See In West Ukraine

Carpathians tours Lviv - is the city in the Western Ukraine, specific frontier between east and west, between orthodox and catholic religions.Lviv's historic center was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Carpathians: It is a mountain chain famous for its ancient forests that are unique for Central Europe.