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    Kiev will fascinate anyone who first set foot on its centuries-old ground, visiting old churches, will visit the protected mountains, will be the old streets and feel the breath of the ancient capital of Ukraine, the friendliness and hospitality of its inhabitants.
     According to legend, by Nestor the Chronicler wrote in his "Tale of Bygone Years", Kiev was founded by three brothers - Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister LYBID and named after his elder brother - Kiev. A place for the city was well chosen - high slopes of the Dnieper is a good protection against the raids of nomadic tribes. In 882, Prince Oleg of Novgorod, captured the Kiev and made it the capital of the powerful princely state of Ancient, the cradle of three fraternal peoples - Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian.

Major attractions:
Sophia Cathedral
Address: ul. Vladimir, 24
Hours: from 10:00 to 17:00, Wednesday to 16:30, closed - Thursday
Getting to St. Sophia's Cathedral: to reach by subway to the station. Golden Gate, down the street. Vladimir to St. Sophia's Square, get to the station. Maidan Square, walk down the street. Sophia 2 blocks to St. Sophia's Square
      Saint Sophia Cathedral is located in the center of Kiev. This is the main religious building of Kievan Rus from the reign of Yaroslav the Wise (1019-1054 years), it was under its walls gathered Kiev Chamber. St. Sophia Cathedral became the first Ukrainian historical monument, made to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
At the time of Kievan Rus greatness in him crowned prince of Kiev. St. Sophia's Cathedral and still impresses visitors with beautiful frescoes and mosaics, made by masters 11 century. Saint Sophia Cathedral - this source of art, to which historians and tourists come to see and admire this divom Byzantine and ancient Russian architecture.

St. Andrew's Church
Address: St. Andrew's descent, 23
Opening hours: from 13:00 to 17:00.
Closed: Wednesday.
In the morning (from 10:00 to 13:00) and evening (from 17:00 to 19:00)
conducted church services.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 19:30
concerts of classical chamber music.
      Baroque Pearl, planted in 1744 in connection with the arrival of Elizabeth in a Kiev. Built in 1749 - 54 years. Project VVRastrelli at St. Andrew's Hill, at the beginning of Andrew's descent, is the only surviving work in Ukraine architect.
There is a legend that the place where now Dnipro was the sea. When St. Andrew came to Kiev and put it on the mountain, where now stands St. Andrew's Church, the cross, all the sea went down. But some part of it remained hidden under the mountain. When later a church was built here, then under the altar well.
The St Andrew's church has no bells, because, according to legend, at the first impact water would awake and flood not only Kyiv, but all the Left Bank.

Andrew's Descent
Address: ul. Andrew's Descent
Getting there: to get to the station. Metro Area Postal, ascend by cable car to the Mikhailovsky Square and walk down the street. Vladimir (or Three Saints) before moving ahead rapidly, to get to the station. Metro Kontraktovaya, pass Samson fountain, past the Cathedral of the Assumption rise to propaganda.
      Andrew's descent - the second most popular street in Kiev after Kreshchatik. Andrew's descent is from Vladimir streets to Tithe and Kontraktova Square, which is located on Podil. The upper section of the street still existed at the time of Kievan Rus, he combined the Old Kiev and hem, and ran between St. Andrew's and the castle hill, but it could move only on foot and horseback. The name of my street is named after Andrew.
Andrew's Descent - a street-museum. At every step you can see something interesting on the street a great bohemian feel the end of the 19 - early 20 th century.
On this street, once lived and worked, MA Bulgakov. Now his house is a museum, near a monument to the writer.


Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Address: ul. Ivan Mazepa (January Uprising), 25
Hours: 9:30 to 19:00 daily
Phone: +38 (044) 28 046 27
Getting to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra: get to the station. Metro Arsenal. At the exit turn left and go 10 minutes or drive any kind of transport to the station to the stop Museum of the Great Patriotic War, or The Crypt Reserve
      On the high hills of the right bank of the Dnieper rises majestically crowned with golden domes of the Holy Assumption Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - the inheritance of the Blessed Virgin, the cradle of monasticism in Russia and the stronghold of the Orthodox faith. On the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra are churches dating back to the 11 century, as well as world-famous caves, bell tower, the museum's collection.


Golden Gate
Address: ul. Vladimirskaya 40a
Getting there: to get to the station. Metro Golden Gate
      The main gate of the ancient Kiev got its name from the similarity with the Constantinople Golden Gate. On the construction of them, along with Sophia's Cathedral, mentioned in chronicles in 1037, but from the records of travel 16-17 Art. known that even then Golden Gate were dilapidated. In the late 17 century. before the gates were built earthen ramparts, and in the mid 18 th century ruins of the once main entrance to the city were covered with earth.


Vladimirsky Cathedral
Address: Shevchenko 20
Hours: 9:00 - 18:00.
      Cathedral of St. Vladimir built in the so-called Russian-Byzantine psevdostile. Cathedral in the plan - the traditional Old Russian shestistolpny triapsidny temple, but crowned with seven towers. Considerable artistic value are internal wall paintings that performed in 1885 - 96 Russian artists V. Vasnetsov, MV Nesterov, MO Dress.


Mariinsky Palace
Address: ul.M.Grushevskogo, 5
      The palace was designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli for Count Rozumovskogo and was built in 1750 - 1755 years. The building of the palace led the famous Russian architect I. Michurin. The main facade of the Mariinsky Palace "looks" at the Marii

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