A must visit place for everyone. This huge complex of Cave Monasteries is over 1000 years old and is listed on UNESCO World’s Heritage List. Since the foundation it’s been the very center of Eastern Orthodox Church in that part of the world. The monasteries are incredibly beautiful, with golden domes that shine in the sun. But the insides are even better!
Saint Sophia’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Golden Domed Monastery
Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Kyiv that is also on UNESCO World Heritage List. The complex isn’t as big as Pechersk Lavra but consists quite a few buildings, among them are the Cathedral, Bell Tower or the high school. This unique place got its name from Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and is of such an outstanding beauty too.
Andriyivskyy Descent and Podil
This part of Ukrainian capital feels like a small town and not a huge city. It’s the area where Kyiv’s artists and bohema used to live and places. Probably that’s why it’s often called "Montmarte of Kyiv”. It’s the best to see the area from the surrounding hills and Zamkova Hora that offer a spectacular views or this colorful part of the city.
If you’re prepared to go off the beaten track, ask around for Sculptures Alley. Founded in the 1980s, it’s an ever-evolving art installation featuring bold and exciting sculptures. More are added each year, so it’s worth travelling to Kyiv just to see the latest additions.