Kiev with a population of over 3 million people is one of ten largest cities in Europe. History of Ukrainian capital has more than 1,200 years, but precise date of the foundation of settlement's foundation is still unknown.
To feel the greatness of city and get a picture of its rich historical past, you can go on a observation excursion in English language accompanied by a qualified guide. This option is ideal for tourists, who are staying in city for a short time.
Time permitting, it is worth booking several thematic excursions for different days through the website of Excurzilla. Excurzilla service will offer options with different prices and departure dates. Special attention should be paid to the Orthodox churches. Within the city boundaries are located:
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral is also interesting. This is a magnificent Roman Catholic Church in Gothic style, which today houses the house of chamber and organ music.
There are many monuments dedicated to the Great Patriotic War in Kiev. One of the most impressive sightseeing objects is a giant Motherland Monument on the bank of the Dnieper River. The height of monument is 62 meters (without a basement). Inside there are two elevators, stairs, technical platforms.
The memorial in Babi Yar ravine reminds of the tragic events of war years. There more than 100,000 local residents were killed by Nazis.
A visit to Kiev is impossible to imagine without excursions:
Interesting facts from personal guides can be found during a visit to Water-Information Centre. To get acquainted with Water-Information Centre exhibits, you will have to go underground on a special elevator.
While in Kiev, be sure to take a walk along its famous Khreshchatyk, Sofia square and Andriyivskyy Descent. You can also have a great time in the Park Saint Vladimir Hill. It operates a rare form of transport - funicular railway. In a few minutes, funicular railway lifts passengers up the mountain. The distance is just over 200 meters. From stop above, you can enjoy magnificent views of Kiev.