Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine and the country’s largest city. Sitting on the banks of the Dnieper River, it is one of the most ancient cities in Europe, known for its spectacular monuments and religious architecture.
There are many churches and monasteries located in Kiev, the most iconic being the 11thCentury Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a monastery found in 1051, with its gold-covered domes, soviet tower blocks and fascinating underground catacombs. Also form the 11thCentury, and a famous site in Kiev, is the Golden Gate. It is a massive city gate and was once the main gate in the fortifications of Kiev. It is also one of very few historical monuments remaining from the Kyivan Rus period.Not to be missed is the Maidan Square, the central square of Kiev and one of the city’s main squares.
Discover all that Kiev has to offer, take a river cruise on the River Dnepr, for a relaxing way to experience central Ukraine. Down the river you will find historical Cossack towns, monasteries and fishing villages. Kiev comes alive at night, full of pubs and clubs, cafes and pop-up bars. There are also markets everywhere, especially in the underground areas beneath the major streets, creating an electric atmosphere.
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