Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine and is located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro and is the sixth largest city in Europe after Moscow, London, St. Petersburg, Berlin and Madrid.
Kiev’s most famous historical architecture complexes are the St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), which are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Noteworthy historical architectural landmarks also include the Mariyinsky Palace (designed and constructed from 1745 to 1752, then reconstructed in 1870), several Orthodox churches such as St. Michael’s Cathedral, St. Andrew’s, St. Vladimir’s, the reconstructed Golden Gate and others.
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- Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves See view on Google
- Museum of Folk Architecture and Folkways of Ukraine See view on Google
- Saint Sophia’s Cathedral See view on Google
- Ukrainian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Taras Shevchenko See view on Google
- Museum of Western and Oriental Art See view on Google
- St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery See view on Google
- Mariyinsky Palace See view on Google
- Khreshchatyk See view on Google
- St Volodymyr’s Cathedral See view on Google
- Andriyivskyy Descent See view on Google
- Saint Andrew’s Church See view on Google
- Golden Gates of Kiev See view on Google