With its 13 golden cupolas Kiev’s oldest church is one of the city’s most visible landmarks. Climb to the top of the huge bell tower for great views.
Every tourist visiting Kiev should go to a performance at the National Opera of Ukraine.
The Golden Gate of Kiev is a fortification that was part of the ancient city walls. It was built in the 11th century by Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev, but subsequently fell into disrepair and was buried underground.
Situated around 12 km south of Kiev, the Pirogovo open-air museum is one of the best in Ukraine. Numerous villages are scattered around the large grounds, each representing a different region of the country.
Essential tourist information
Kiev and Ukraine have a humid continental climate, characterised by large seasonal temperature differences, with harsh winters and fairly hot summers. Spring and autumn are brief but pleasant.
Kiev is as safe as most Western European countries. The city is not without its dangers and annoyances.