In May of 2018 I decided to visit Kiev, one of the great capitals of Eastern Europe and in which there are impressive monuments. It is a city in which there is a lot of history and a great unknown, to visit it I recommend at least 2 days.
It is a city where most visits are concentrated and can be visited by foot, but it has a good metro network.
The best time to visit Kiev is from the months of May to September, in Winter it is quite cold and there is usually snowfall and you can enjoy a different landscape.
These are the main places to visit in Kiev:
Saint Andrew's Church
The Church of St. Andrew is an important baroque temple located in Kiev.
It was built between 1747 and 1754, following the designs of the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli and is located on a hill.
It stands out for its color and its gold details.
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
The Monastery of St. Michael of the Golden Domes is located in the upper city, the historical core and administrative district of Kiev, overlooking the commercial part of the city.
Surprising for its blue and gold color and the interior is fully decorated.
Admission is free.
The Independence Square is located in the center of Kiev.
It was completely rebuilt in 1941, after the Soviets dynamite it.
At the top of the main column is the statue of Mother Ukraine.
It is the main street of Kiev and has a length of 1.2 km.
It extends from the European Place to the Bessarabska Square, where the Besarabsky Market is located, passing through the Plaza de la Independencia.
During weekends and public holidays, the street is closed to traffic and reserved for pedestrians.
Golden Gate of Kiev
The Golden Gate of Kiev was erected during the reign of Yaroslav the Wise, Great Prince of Kievan Rus in the middle of the eleventh century.
His name is the same as that of the famous gate of the walls of Constantinople, expressing Yaroslav's ambition to equate himself with the mighty Byzantine Empire.
House with Chimaeras
The House with Chimaeras is one of the main architectural sites that we can visit in this city, and stands out especially for its Art Nouveau style.
Its transcendence linked to Ukraine is so important, that since 2005 this location has been conditioned to become a presidential residence for diplomatic and official ceremonies.
Kiev Monastery of the Caves
The Monastery of the Caves is a unique place in the world, a complex of gigantic proportions. Within its 28 hectares there are many churches, monasteries, bell towers, museum and caves.
The monastery was founded in 1051 and is the oldest in the country and one of the holy sites of the Eastern Orthodox religion
The Motherland Monument
The Motherland Monument is a monumental statue of Mother Russia. The statue is part of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War of Kiev.
The statue is 62 meters high and was built with steel. In total, the structure that forms the statue and the base measures 102 meters in height and weighs 560 tons.
The Mariyinsky Palace is a picturesque baroque palace located on the banks of the Dnieper River.
The palace is the official residence of the President of Ukraine and adjoins the Ukrainian parliament.
The palace was finished in 1752 although it was commissioned to be built in 1744 by Elizaveta Petrovna.
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Located in the historic center of the Ukrainian capital, the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev has more than a thousand years of history behind it.
In addition, it was the first national monument to be inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List.
The name of Saint Sophia is related to that of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral of the old Constantinople.
Tours around Kiev
Tour through the center of Kiev: Independence Monument, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, Saint Andrew's Church, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Golden Gate, Khreschatyk Street.
Dnieper river tour: House with Chimaeras, Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, Mariyinsky Palace, Kiev Monastery of the Caves, The Motherland Monument.
Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium
The Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium, in honor of Váleri Lobanovsky, is a football stadium that hosts football matches of FC Dinamo Kiev and FC Arsenal Kyiv.
Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
With a capacity of 70,000 spectators, it is the second largest stadium in Eastern Europe behind the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and is classified as an elite stadium by UEFA.
It hosted the final of Euro 2012 and the final of the Champions League in 2018.
The soccer shirts buy during the trip were those of the national team of Ukraine and that of Dynamo Kiev.