Podil Sightseeing Walk, Kiev

Kiev is a city rich in history, much of which started in Podil. This is its oldest neighborhood, a place where the city's trade, commerce and industry were born and where the narrow streets are filled with old buildings, temples and courtyards. Tour Andriyivskyy Descent, one of the oldest streets in Eastern Europe, described as the "Montmartre of Kiev". A visit here is like strolling through the most fascinating open-air museum, where every footstep leads you to another intriguing building or piece of history. Over the years, prominent writers, sculptors, painters and scientists have called this place home. Along the way, you will come across several galleries, craft shops, theaters, museums and cafés. Here you will find the early home of Kiev-born Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov, which is now the Bulgakov Museum, dedicated to his life and work. Spend some time in Kontraktova Square, the oldest square in the city and where nearly every building is of historic or architectural significance, or both. Among them are the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Church of Bogoroditsa Pirogoscha, the oldest church in Kiev. Other architectural highlights include the Baroque wonder that is St. Andrew's Church and Saint Nicholas Church on the banks of the Dnieper River. On the weekends, walk along Sagaidachnogo Street. During this time it is closed to traffic, and many locals come here to promenade. For a fun thing to do while you are in the area, take the Kiev Funicular. This railway links Podil with the Upper Town (City Center).
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Podil Sightseeing Walk Map

Guide Name: Podil Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: Ukraine » Kiev
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: Dee

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

Kiev Souvenirs: 12 Distinctively Ukrainian Products to Bring Home

Kiev Souvenirs: 12 Distinctively Ukrainian Products to Bring Home

In recent years, Ukraine has made the news rather distant from welcoming tourism. Still, despite some controversial publicity, the country - for the most part - continues normal life and retains its traditional hospitality. There are quite a few things in Kiev, distinctively Ukrainian, that a...