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Ukrainian Naïve Art: One-Day Guided Tour from Kyiv

Ukrainian Naïve Art: One-Day Guided Tour from Kyiv

A one-day tour from Kyiv to Yahotyn, Bohdanivka, and Berezova Rudka is one of the best routes that gives you incredible creative inspiration, and strength to live, fight, and create. The incredible life story of the self-taught Ukrainian artist Kateryna Bilokur, who was admired by Pablo Picasso, leaves no one indifferent. The works of Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko are represented in the museums of Yahotyn and Berezova Rudka. Usually, there are no crowds of tourists, so you can…

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Secrets of Ancient Trypillian culture in Ukraine

Secrets of Ancient Trypillian culture in Ukraine

The best museum, dedicated to the unique ancient Trypillian culture, is situated in Lehedzyne village, Cherkasy region (230 km south of Kyiv). The Trypillian culture existed during the Neolithic and Eneolithic periods in Ukraine, Moldova, and Romania from the 6th to the 3rd millennium BC. It was formed and existed before the Sumerian civilization and Ancient Egypt. We do not know what the Trypillians called themselves. The name “Trypillian” derives from the village of Trypillia in the Kyiv region, where…

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5 Popular Museums to See in Kyiv

5 Popular Museums to See in Kyiv

1. St. Sophia Cathedral (Sophia of Kyiv) St. Sophia Cathedral is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. It was built by Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century. In the Middle Ages it was the main cathedral of the city, the center of political, religious, and cultural life. It keeps the largest collection of mosaics and frescoes from the 11th century. The exterior was rebuilt in Ukrainian Baroque style in the 18th century, but the interior…

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TOP 5 museums on the open air in Kyiv

TOP 5 museums on the open air in Kyiv

One of the most popular questions is “What museums do you recommend to see in Kyiv”? Among others, the most popular are the museums on the open air. You can visit them all year round but the best time is from April to October. The most beautiful pictures are taken in spring with blooming flowers and in autumn with multicolored leaves. In the winter these museums have a special charm when it is snow and frost. How much does it…

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What to see in Kyiv? Five Best Cathedrals

What to see in Kyiv? Five Best Cathedrals

Kyiv is the one the most important centers of different religions including Christianity, Judaism, and other. There are about 250 temples, 49 of which have status of monuments of architecture. One can spend many days to see all churches and monasteries. Here is the list of five best cathedrals to visit in Kyiv which are known by unique architecture of different historical periods from the 11th to the 21th centuries. One of them are located on the territory of historical…

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Top 10 stunning places must see in Kyiv

Top 10 stunning places must see in Kyiv

Kyiv is a big megalopolis, a destination for tourists who like to research old history and explore modern life. As some tourists said: “I love your city, it’s very lively”. “It’s unique and not similar to other cities”. “There are so many great panoramic views”. We’ve chosen top places must see in Kyiv and feel the spirit of our city. All recommendations are based on the experience of many travelers. 1. Maidan and Khreshcatyk Street This is downtown that keeps…

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