Top 10 Attractions in Kiev, Ukraine

1. Toilet History Museum

 

There are museums on all kind of topics, but have you ever heard about toilet history museum? This is one of the most unique and in the same time weird museums that I had visited. The collection of toilets in this Kiev museum is pretty big and allows you to check out the development of the toilets. It might seem weird and it is weird, but I guarantee you that you will enjoy the visit to this museum. I believe that people like to do surprising things and that is why this place is exactly for people who want to see new things. I bet that you had never been to the toilet history museum!

 

2. Hryshko National Botanical Garden

 

The Gryshko National Botanical Garden is one of the biggest botanical gardens in East Europe. The place was created in 1936 and the gardens cover an area of 120 hectares. In Gryshko Botanical Garden you can find more than 10 000 different flowers, trees and another kind of plants. The plants here are not only from East Europe and Ukraine but from the whole world. Give yourself a break from the busy Kiev and visit the most relaxing place in the city – The Gryshko National Botanical Garden.

 

3. The National Bank of Ukraine

 

One of the gorgeous and most interesting buildings in Kiev is the headquarter of the National Bank of Ukraine. The building had been built in the 18th century and through the years it changed its owners. The place became really interesting after a renovation in the 19th century, done by a local architect. The building started to fully operate in 1905 and later on in the 1930s, it received an expansion. Nowadays this is one of the most interesting buildings in Kiev. I strongly recommend you to visit it in the night time, when the place is even better looking.

 

4. Eternal Glory Park

 

One of the most interesting places in Kiev that I really recommend is the Park of Eternal Glory. Not a lot of international tourists visit this memorial because the place is mostly important for the locals. Still, this landmark is gaining more popularity. The Park is created in order to honor the soldiers of the World War II. The main attraction of this complex is the Glory Obelisk that is more than 20 meters tall. The combination of wonderful monuments and heroic history can attract not only the history ”fans” but can attract all kind of tourists. Do not hesitate to check this park if you are going to visit the capital of Ukraine.

 

5. Shevchenko Park

 

The Shevchenko Park is one of the really interesting places in Kiev, Ukraine. The place is situated just next to the famous Kiev University. The Shevchenko park is a great place for relaxation. In the middle of the park, you can see one of the most interesting statues in the city. The Taras Shevchenko statue is one of the symbols of Kiev. The park is one of the favorite places of the citizens of Kiev and it definitely deserves more attention from the international tourists.

6. The Lion Heart Castle

 

This Gothic style castle built in Kiev is one of the most interesting and different buildings in the capital of Ukraine. The castle’s name is in the honor of King Richardthe Lion Heart”, who was a character from the novel ”Aivengo”. You can easily find this ”castle” if you ask for the famous Andreevska church. Currently, the place operates mainly like a museum, in which you can see plenty of photos and other belongings of the people who used to live here. The interesting thing about this castle is that mainly because of its Gothic style, it differs from all other buildings in the Kiev area.

 

7. National Opera Of Ukraine

 

The National Opera of Ukraine or simply the Kiev Opera had been created in the 18th century and more specifically in 1867. Just like many other important facilities in Kiev, the Opera also holds the name of the famous Taras Shevchenko. The Kiev Opera originally was opened in 1901. Currently, you can visit the place at any time and enjoy the wonderful and gorgeous facade. If you are interested and if you are lucky enough, you can even buy a ticket to one of the shows of the Kiev Opera. I strongly recommend you to try and visit some of the plays.

 

8. Parkovy Bridge

 

The Parkovy Bridge is one of the biggest bridges in Kiev. Typically bridges are not a popular attraction among tourists, but this one can definitely offer some interesting views to the visitors. The bridge was originally built in 1957  and it is 400 meters long. The interesting part is that the Prakovy connects the main part of Kiev and the park area of Trukhaniv Island. Moreover, the bridge was mainly developed for pedestrian use. Take a relaxing walk around the Prakovy bridge and Trukhaniv Island and escape from the busy lifestyle of Kiev.

 

9. St. Nicholas Cathedral

 

The St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kiev is probably the most beautiful Roman Catholic Cathedral in East Europe. This amazing cathedral was built in the early 19th century. It is really interesting to see cathedrals that are Roman Catholic in a country that the predominant denomination is Christian Orthodox. Some parts of the cathedral are 60 meters tall which makes the facility really gorgeous. Do not miss your chance to visit this Roman Catholic Cathedral when you visit the capital of Ukraine.

 

10. Kiev Fortress

 

The Kiev Fortress is, in my opinion, the most interesting and yet not very popular tourist attraction in Kiev. The place originally was part of the Russian fortresses of the Russian Empire. The Kiev Fortress complex actually features few separate fortifications in different parts of the city. The biggest and the most interesting one is currently operating as a museum. You can easily visit the fortress that is located on Hospitalna Street in Kiev. I strongly recommend you to visit this Fortress, especially if you are a history lover.

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