Kiev South Pechora Tour, Kiev

The Pechorsky district is one of the most interesting and picturesque sites in Kiev. Its southern section has several important monuments, sites and monasteries. The Botanical Garden occupies a big chunk of the Pechorsky district and includes some other hot spots listed in the current guide.
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Kiev South Pechora Tour Map

Guide Name: Kiev South Pechora Tour
Guide Location: Ukraine » Kiev (See other walking tours in Kiev)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: Cathy
Ivan Gonchar Museum

1) Ivan Gonchar Museum

The Ivan Gonchar Museum owes its name and existence to Ivan Gonchar, a Ukrainian sculptor, painter and public figure. The museum holds over 15,000 exhibits of folkloric origin, gathered by Mr. Gonchar in different parts of the country, providing great insight into the Ukrainian culture, its transformation, beliefs and way of life.

Ivan Gonchar started his collection in the 1950s and had continuously worked on it until his death in 1993. He travelled extensively throughout Ukraine in order to...   view more
Museum Of Great Patriotic War

2) Museum Of Great Patriotic War (must see)

The National Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is a 10 hectare complex dedicated to the history of war of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. The museum displays weaponry used in the battles and the battle scenes themselves, including the invasion of the Nazis, the Soviet resistance and the ultimate expulsion of the invaders from the Soviet territory. The famous Battle of the Dnieper is immortalized here in the sculptures placed along the museum’s alleys.

The idea of having...   view more
Mother Homeland Monument

3) Mother Homeland Monument (must see)

The Mother Homeland Monument is a titanium statue which commemorates the USSR’s victory in the war against Nazi Germany of 1941-1945. The statue presides over the Museum of the Great Patriotic War’s exhibition hall, rising to 102 metres (335 ft). The monument represents a woman who holds in her right hand a sword, and, in her left hand, a shield with the Soviet Union national emblem. The sword measures 16 metres (52 ft); the shield - 13 by 8 metres (43x26 ft). Legend has it that the sword...   view more
Monument of Kiev founders - Ladya

4) Monument of Kiev founders - Ladya

In keeping with its name, the Ladya (boat) monument features a boat with the figures of three brothers - Kyi, Schek and Khoryv - and their sister Lybid, who are believed to be the founders of the city of Kiev. According to a legend, each of the four siblings had their own settlements, which eventually merged into one, named after the oldest of the brothers, Kyi.

Located on the banks of the river Dnieper, near the Dnipro metro station, the monument was inaugurated on the 1500th anniversary of...   view more
Vydubitsky Monastery

5) Vydubitsky Monastery

Vydubitsky Monastery is an 11th century convent located in the southern part of the Ukrainian capital, on the shore of the Dnieper river. The monastery was built by Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavich in the second half of the 11th century; during 1070-1088 St Michael's Cathedral (part of the Vydubitsky complex) was erected. By the end of the century, in 1096, the monastery was attacked by the nomadic tribes of Cumans (also known as the Polovtsy). The monastery remained in ruin until the 17th...   view more
The Saint Trinity Yoninsky Monastery Church

6) The Saint Trinity Yoninsky Monastery Church

The Saint Trinity Yoninsky Monastery Church is a monastery on the territory of the Kievan Botanical Garden. It was opened in the 1860s. It is a monastery for monks and teaches obedience. In 1924, it was closed down by the Soviet authorities and was returned to the Orthodox church in 1991. The Saint Trinity Yoninsky Monastery Church is surrounded by caves, a bell tower and the monks'...   view more
Botanical Garden

7) Botanical Garden (must see)

The Central Botanical Garden, also known as the Botanical Garden of the Ukrainian Academy of Science, is located at Timiryazevskaya Street, no.1, in the close vicinity of the Vydubitsky Monastery. The garden was founded in 1936 and covers 130 hectares of land. About 13,000 species of plants are brought here together in one of the vastest green spaces of Kiev. Among other attractions, visitors to the garden can admire different species of coniferous trees, varied types of shrubs and numerous...   view more

Walking Tours in Kiev, Ukraine

Create Your Own Walk in Kiev

Create Your Own Walk in Kiev

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kiev is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kiev Daily Life

Kiev Daily Life

Kiev is a city with numerous interesting and intriguing places to visit during the day. Some of them are old and preserve hundreds of years of history and some are brand new and modern. Kiev itself is a city full of contradictions, thus making it more interesting.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Kiev is a very old city. It was initiated approximately 1500 years ago. Since 1934, it was Soviet Ukraine's capital and remained the main city of the country with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Being one of the biggest cities in Europe, it has a very specific history, architecture and cultural life. One can never be bored in Kiev, as it has endless interesting and captivating places to see.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra Tour

Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra Tour

Some sources say that Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra (Sichnevogo Povstannya Street, 25) was initiated in 1051, when Reverend Anthony arrived there. He, together with some of his followers, built an entire complex composed of caves and monasteries. When the monks moved to a monastery which is on Lavra's territory, the caves were utilized as burial sites. Nowadays it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Kiev Shopping Tour

Kiev Shopping Tour

Kiev is a big city and consequently, the shopping area is a huge one. It is completely on par with other European capitals in the area of malls, shops and markets. Kiev is not only rich in international brands, but it is also a very enticing spot for tourists as it offers numerous works of art, folk accessories and clothes.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Kiev Museum Walking Tour

Kiev Museum Walking Tour

Being the capital of Ukraine, Kiev is the city where all the Ukrainian culture and history is concentrated in museums. There are about 60 museums. Some of them are internationally renowned due to their exceptional collections of unique objects, history and their special atmosphere. They reflect Ukrainian mood and evolution in all its beauty and particularities.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Religious Tour of Kiev

Religious Tour of Kiev

Kiev is a city with many beautiful and unique churches and monasteries. Most of them are Orthodox and are noteworthy as grand architectural monuments -- this being one of the differences between the Orthodoxy and other religions. The interiors of the Kiev churches are just as well of a rare beauty and richness.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.6 km

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