The ancient and historical Kyiv - The mother of Slavic cities
Along the great Dnieper River lies Kyiv, Ukraine’s ancient capital and largest city. Today it stands as Europe’s 8th largest city, a successful cosmopolitan and an important cultural centre in Eastern Europe boasting green, flourishing gardens, robust Slavic culture and competent industrial strength.
Kyiv’s mixture of different architectural eras range from old historical buildings to contemporary infrastructure, giving the city a unique landscape complemented by blossoming gardens. There are many world-famous landmarks to be found in Kyiv. Most noteworthy is the historical Independence Square, the picturesque Golden Gate, and the numerous elegant churches and cathedrals such as the legendary Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and St. Michael’s Cathedral. You’ll find the heart of the city on vibrant Khreshchatyk, an unforgettable insight into the friendly and offbeat culture of Kyiv.
A city rich in sights, museums, theatres and gardens makes Kyiv a perfect travel destination. Freetour.com recommended walking tours are the ideal way to dig into the city’s major landmarks and rich history. Learn more about Kyiv’s ancient history, its association with the Russian Empire, the Soviet era and its many dramatic events in the past that have molded the city through the ages.