TOP 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT KYIV. VERSION OF JC TRAVEL UKRAINE
1. KHRESHCHATYK STREET
Khreshchatyk street – the shortest main street of the world! Do little more than 2800 steps to admire its beauty! In the context of architecture we can talk about gathering of different epochs! Among the rest of 2300 streets it is also the widest street of Kyiv which is named American long mile by locals.
2. MOTHERLAND STATUE
Motherland Statue in Kyiv is in the list of the hugest constructions in the world! It is 102 meters high! During visit of L. Brezhnev to Kyiv he noticed while passing by Kyiv hills that only church cupolas are well seen but no monument of social epoch. Today the monument represents a female figure which holds a 16 meters sword of 9 tones one hand and a shield of 13 tones in another hand. The weight of the total construction is 450 tones.
3. VLADIMIR CATHEDRAL
Vladimir Cathedral – the main cathedral of Kyiv and temple of the soul. The pearl of spiritual life of Kyiv is famous all over the world not only by its outer beauty but also by its inside painting which have been created by more than 96 artists. Just imagine: the cathedral has been constructing within 34 years.
4. CAVES OF LAVRA MONASTERY
Caves of Lavra Monastery has been dug more than 1000 years ago! It is a monument of the underground architecture. Today it is a complicated system of underground connected passageways connecting the underground premises. Their average length is 800 meters.
5. SAINT SOPHIA CATHEDRAL
Saint Sophia Cathedral. Kyiv is impossible to imagine without Saint Sophia cathedral. It is the architectural fairy tale! The interior of the temple is being preserved since 11-th century. The coloring of its mosaic contains more than 177 shades. This temple is a great sample of Byzantine architecture. It is under protection of UNESCO. On the bell tower of 76 meters there is the biggest bell in Ukraine of 13 tones!
6. METRO STATION “ZOLOTI VOROTA”
Kyiv metro station “Zoloti Vorota” is recognized by Daily Telegraph as one of the most beautiful metro stations in the world! Each day it serves more than 20 thousands of passengers! The decoration of this station amazes by its delicacy! If to follow arch by arch it is possible to trace chronologically the formation of Kyiv state from the 11-th till 13-th century!
7. BRIDGE OVER THE DNIPER RIVER
Pedestrian bridge over the Dniper river is most adorable among kyivans! It is the longest pedestrian bridge of Europe! This breathtaking place of 400 meteres long is for love declaration and discovery. Fantastic place for the romantic date. Night illumination of the bridge is incredible! Impressions are guaranteed!
8. ANDREW DESCENT
Andrew Descent is a street and the museum. It is one of the most interesting sights of the city saturated with diversified architecture, lots of legends and tellings, ambience of creativity and freedom. This is what attracts lots of tourists. Kyiv Montmartre will always surprise you with its charm. Come here to bargain for fun and enjoy delicious coffee.
9. ELITE CITY AND PHANTOM
Elite city and phantom right in the downtown. City of millionaires or the dead project. This is how Kyivans describe it. Dozens of beautiful buildings in architectural style of the 19-the century is absolutely deserted at night. Scaring but interesting for the bravest people to face this challenge! It is monument to the insanity of the blindfold idea to spend money. Though it is a perfect place to shoot films, wedding and advertising photo sessions.
10. KYIV ACROPOLIS
Kyiv Acropolis – from the past to nowadays. When you talk about Acropolis the firstling which comes to mind is Greece. Right there one of the greatest architectural ensemble has arisen the ruins of which is the main monument of Greece. The oldest part of prince hill in Kyiv is called Kyiv Acropolis. By its outer look it reminds the historical significance of Acropolis. Today Kyiv Acropolis is an architectural museum under the open air. It is a reserve of ancientness.