Just steps outside your hotel in Kiev, you're likely to find a famous church. The city is full of them! Devote a half-day to the ancient monastery at Kyevo-Pecherska Lavra by getting a guided tour and visiting underground caves where the monks toiled and are now buried. St. Sophia's Cathedral is the city's oldest church, known for the mosaics and frescoes that dominate its interior.
If you enjoy the ballet or classical music (or pretend to enjoy it to keep your travel companions happy), watch a performance at the National Opera House of Ukraine. To learn more about the country as a whole, visit the Pyrohovo Museum of Folk Architecture—an open-air space that has one "village" representing each part of the country. For a more relaxed outdoor experience, check out the green space and fountains in the Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square). This central square of the city has been the site of political protests since the 1990s, and is still a hub for community activity.
Kiev has an extensive public transit system, including the metro and buses. The funicular (think of it like a tram) has only two stops and connects historic Uppertown with the commercial centre of Podil. Start planning your trip to Kiev with Wotif. We offer a world of choice on affordable Kiev hotels that can be packaged with airfare to save the most money. Book your flights to Kiev today and you’ll soon be exploring one of the most interesting cities in Eastern Europe.
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