Kyiv is a very diverse city. Tourists fall in love with it every time they come. And residents discover new places every day. Modern Kyiv combines history, trendy public squares, spaces for work or leisure, and cultural landmarks. There is something to see in the capital for the native-born, the experienced traveler, and especially the first-time visitor.

Khreshchatyk Street

Is the most famous street in the capital. It is also one of the shortest central streets in Europe. There are many stores, boutiques, and souvenir shops here. On weekends and holidays, the street becomes a pedestrian zone with festivities.

Majdan Nesaleshnosti (Independence Square)

For more than a decade, this square has been the scene of the major events in the life of Kyiv and Ukraine. Today's Maidan is full of patriotic spirit. Visitors can see installations of heroic events of 2014-2022 here, the Independence Stele, and the beautiful architecture around it.

Sofiyivska Ploshcha (Sofia Square)

It is impossible to count the legends surrounding this corner of Kyiv. Next to the cathedral stands the monument to the legendary Hetman Khmelnytsky. If you come here during the New Year's holidays, you can see the country's Main Christmas Tree and meet almost all the Kyiv inhabitants.

Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate)

This historical corner originally served as a defensive fortification during the Kyiv Rus period. The historical monument has been restored in 1970 and turned into a landmark. A large wooden structure and a monument to Prince Volodymyr adorn the exit of the Zoloti Vorota metro station.

Kyievo-Pecherska Lavra (Kyiv Pechersk Lavra)

The most spiritual vacation in Kyiv takes place here. Today's Lavra consists of numerous caves filled with a mysterious spirit and sacred atmosphere. This place has been a center of Orthodox believers and a part of the UNESCO World Heritage for thirty years. The Kyiv Cave Monastery, with beautiful architecture, ancient icons, and magnificent sceneries, opens its doors on holidays and weekdays.

If you are looking for the most beautiful places in Kyiv, you could visit the Khanenko Museum. It exhibits artworks collected by Ukrainian collectors Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko from various parts of the world.
The museum consists of two buildings. One is the Khanenko family mansion, a historical and architectural monument dated to the late 19th century. Its facade and interiors feature the historicist style with Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo elements. The second building served the Sakhnovsky family, relatives of Khanenko, until 1919. It now houses a permanent exhibition of Asian art.
Fortunately, the buildings survived the rocket attack on October 10, 2022.

Miniland is a miniature museum and the largest railway installation in Ukraine.
There are miniature replicas of Ukrzaliznytsia trains, electric trains, cars, trucks, and 1465 figures in 87 m2. The trains are loaded with coal in a replica of a mine in the Donetsk region and unloaded in a replica of the Trypillia thermal power plant.
More than 40 specialists are working on the model's design, construction, and maintenance. The largest model will be equally enjoyable for children and adults. Exploring the model will take at least 2 hours, so it is better to plan a trip.

Orangery in the National Exhibition Center "Expocenter of Ukraine" (VDNH)

Many Instagram spaces have sprung up in Kyiv over the past few years, and the number is growing. One of them is the Glass House at the VDNKH. This greenhouse displays plants from three climate zones: Desert, Tropical, and Subtropical. Its value lies in the unique plants gathered in one place and planted more than 60 years ago. The location is available for rent for professional photo or film shoots and private and public events. There is a restaurant with live music inside the greenhouse.

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