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Guidebook for Kyiv

Alexandra

Guidebook for Kyiv

Essentials
The best supermarket in town. Offers very rich selection of groceries, and has an in-house bakery and desserts shop. Open 24/7.
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Le Silpo
6 Baseina St
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The best supermarket in town. Offers very rich selection of groceries, and has an in-house bakery and desserts shop. Open 24/7.
Shopping mall where Essentials & Entertainment activities are available: grocery stores, dry cleaning & laundry, cinema, gym & fitness, shops, restaurants, cafes.
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Gulliver
1a Sportyvna Square
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Shopping mall where Essentials & Entertainment activities are available: grocery stores, dry cleaning & laundry, cinema, gym & fitness, shops, restaurants, cafes.
'Lypky', the nearest local store is just less than 2 minutes away from the apartment. Open 8 am to 9.45 pm.
Kruhlouniversytetska St, 30
30 Kruhlouniversytetska St
'Lypky', the nearest local store is just less than 2 minutes away from the apartment. Open 8 am to 9.45 pm.
'Bahata Khata' store
Pylypa Orlyka St, 10
10 Pylypa Orlyka St
'Bahata Khata' store
Another local convenience & grocery store located 5 minutes away.
Akademika Bohomol'tsya St, 7/14
7/14 Akademika Bohomol'tsya St
Another local convenience & grocery store located 5 minutes away.
Another local grocery store open until 10 pm.
Bankova St, 12
12 Bankova St
Another local grocery store open until 10 pm.
Grocery & convenience store located 5-7 minutes away.
Osoblyvyy Market
Grocery & convenience store located 5-7 minutes away.
"Redesign" is a dry cleaning collection point and a tailor's studio in the inner courtyard of the building, accessible through the arch.
ulitsa Institutskaya, 27
27 ulitsa Institutskaya
"Redesign" is a dry cleaning collection point and a tailor's studio in the inner courtyard of the building, accessible through the arch.
Getting Around
Khreshchatyk Metro Station has three exits located a 7 to 10 minutes walk away. Change here for Midan Nezalezhnosti Metro station.
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Khreshchatyk
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Khreshchatyk Metro Station has three exits located a 7 to 10 minutes walk away. Change here for Midan Nezalezhnosti Metro station.
Maidan Nezalezhnosti Metro station is a 15-minute walk away. Change here for Khreshchatyk Metro station.
Maidan Nezalezhnosti
Maidan Nezalezhnosti Metro station is a 15-minute walk away. Change here for Khreshchatyk Metro station.
Lva Tolsotoho Metro Station. Change Here for Palats Sportu Metro Station.
Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho Station
Lva Tolsotoho Metro Station. Change Here for Palats Sportu Metro Station.
Palats Sportu Metro Station. Change Here for Lva Tolsotoho Metro Station.
Palats Sportu Station
Palats Sportu Metro Station. Change Here for Lva Tolsotoho Metro Station.
Arsenalna Metro Station is also a 10-12 minute walk away.
Arsenalna Station
Arsenalna Metro Station is also a 10-12 minute walk away.
Klovska metro station is a 10 minute walk away.
Klovska Station
Klovska metro station is a 10 minute walk away.
Entertainment & Activities
Shopping mall where Essentials & Entertainment activities are available: grocery stores, dry cleaning & laundry, cinema, gym & fitness, shops, restaurants, cafes.
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Gulliver
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Shopping mall where Essentials & Entertainment activities are available: grocery stores, dry cleaning & laundry, cinema, gym & fitness, shops, restaurants, cafes.
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NSK Olimpiejsky
55 Velyka Vasylkivska St
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Poshtova Ploshcha is near the River port where you can get short 1 or 2-hour sightseeing boat tours, as well as 6-hour long tours to Mezhyhiria, the former residence of Yanukovich.
Poshtova ploshcha Station
Poshtova Ploshcha is near the River port where you can get short 1 or 2-hour sightseeing boat tours, as well as 6-hour long tours to Mezhyhiria, the former residence of Yanukovich.
Parks & Nature
The park is around 130 years old. It received its name from the nearby Mariyinsky Palace. It boasts scenic views of the river Dnipro, the city's Left bank and Podil district.
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Mariinskyi Park
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The park is around 130 years old. It received its name from the nearby Mariyinsky Palace. It boasts scenic views of the river Dnipro, the city's Left bank and Podil district.
A nice park is located directly across the road from the apartment. Suitable for morning walks, running and leisure.
Park Imeni Bohomolʹtsya
A nice park is located directly across the road from the apartment. Suitable for morning walks, running and leisure.
A small park with 2 lines of benches where I sometimes like to sit down and relax on my way home.
Ivana Kozlovs'koho Lane
A small park with 2 lines of benches where I sometimes like to sit down and relax on my way home.
A small, quite and beautiful green square with benches and a fountain; located in front of the Ivan Franko Theater building.
Ivana Franka Square
A small, quite and beautiful green square with benches and a fountain; located in front of the Ivan Franko Theater building.
This large botanical garden is a very peaceful place set atop hills overlooking the Dnipro River
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M. M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden
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This large botanical garden is a very peaceful place set atop hills overlooking the Dnipro River
A very serene local park with a few benches and a fountain.
Shovkovychna St, 8/20
8/20 Shovkovychna St
A very serene local park with a few benches and a fountain.
A beach bar by day and a great riverside music bar by night, this venue called the Kyiv South Bank, also hosts movie nights and offers with great views of the city lights reflect in the river's water.
Южный Берег Киева (UBK beach)
A beach bar by day and a great riverside music bar by night, this venue called the Kyiv South Bank, also hosts movie nights and offers with great views of the city lights reflect in the river's water.
Drinks & Nightlife
Come here for nice cocktails, food, Dj's and live music.
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Alchemist Bar
12 Shota Rustaveli St
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Come here for nice cocktails, food, Dj's and live music.
Here you'll find nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and shops, a few of which are open 24/7.
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Arena City
2a вул. Басейна
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Here you'll find nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and shops, a few of which are open 24/7.
Loggerhead is a great spot for unique cocktails with an amazing atmosphere. The entrance door is concealed as an electrical utility room, with a high voltage sign painted on it. After you pull the lever on the left-hand side to ring the doorbell, a security guard will open the small window and ask you for the password, which is the bar's title.
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Loggerhead Bar
3 Tarasa Shevchenko Blvd
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Loggerhead is a great spot for unique cocktails with an amazing atmosphere. The entrance door is concealed as an electrical utility room, with a high voltage sign painted on it. After you pull the lever on the left-hand side to ring the doorbell, a security guard will open the small window and ask you for the password, which is the bar's title.
Parovoz Speakeasy is a unique bar located in the basement level of the Kyiv cinema building.
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Parovoz Speak Easy
19 Velyka Vasylkivska St
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Parovoz Speakeasy is a unique bar located in the basement level of the Kyiv cinema building.
A vibrant open-air nightclub in an old factory complex that has been remastered as a new public space. Boom Boom Room is a cult Kievan nightclub with a history going back to the early 00's. A few years ago it was closed due to diminishing popularity and reopened in June 2016 in a new hip location. Great DJ's come from all over Europe and other parts of the world to play here almost any weekend during the opening season. Check out their Facebook page for event details.
Boom Boom Room
1а Mahnitohorska St
A vibrant open-air nightclub in an old factory complex that has been remastered as a new public space. Boom Boom Room is a cult Kievan nightclub with a history going back to the early 00's. A few years ago it was closed due to diminishing popularity and reopened in June 2016 in a new hip location. Great DJ's come from all over Europe and other parts of the world to play here almost any weekend during the opening season. Check out their Facebook page for event details.
Food Scene
Posh Italian restaurant
La Piazza
Posh Italian restaurant
An upscale restaurant with a laid back atmosphere offering simple dishes of franco-Italian cuisine. Their menu is available on the website: http://www.laveranda.com.ua/
La Veranda
7/14 Akademika Bohomol'tsya St
An upscale restaurant with a laid back atmosphere offering simple dishes of franco-Italian cuisine. Their menu is available on the website: http://www.laveranda.com.ua/
Boulangerie is a chain of tasty french bakeries and dessert shops.
Boulangerie Artisan
Boulangerie is a chain of tasty french bakeries and dessert shops.
Great views of Arena city and the rooftops of Bessarabsky market and Khreshchatyk street, amazing contemporary design, lots of books on travel and architecture, great desserts and vegetarian cuisine. Dj's & cocktails on weekends.
Onelovecoffee
2 Baseina St
Great views of Arena city and the rooftops of Bessarabsky market and Khreshchatyk street, amazing contemporary design, lots of books on travel and architecture, great desserts and vegetarian cuisine. Dj's & cocktails on weekends.
Delicious deserts, great view of the gothic cathedral located across the street.
ONE LOVE espresso bar St. Nicholas Cathedral
100 Velyka Vasylkivska St
Delicious deserts, great view of the gothic cathedral located across the street.
Authentic French cuisine and live jazz music on occasional nights
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Tres Francais
3 Костьольна вулиця
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Authentic French cuisine and live jazz music on occasional nights
Squat 17b Yard Cafe is located in an iconic Kyiv squat. It's a place with a unique atmosphere, open 11 am to 11 pm daily.
Squat17B
17Б ulitsa Tereshchenkovskaya
Squat 17b Yard Cafe is located in an iconic Kyiv squat. It's a place with a unique atmosphere, open 11 am to 11 pm daily.
Bar & Restaurant with great burgers, cocktails and desserts, and a great interior design to top it all off.
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True Burger Bar
42 ulitsa Bogdana Khmelnitskogo
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Bar & Restaurant with great burgers, cocktails and desserts, and a great interior design to top it all off.
Another good place offering authentic French cuisine
Très Branché
4 Mykoly Lysenka St
Another good place offering authentic French cuisine
An authentic Cuban restaurant and bar with live music on weekends
La Bodeguita Del Medio
21/20 Yaroslaviv Val St
An authentic Cuban restaurant and bar with live music on weekends
It's an authentic cafe with delicious Lviv styled coffee, desserts and Ukrainian cuisine
Золотий Дукат
16 Институтская ул.
It's an authentic cafe with delicious Lviv styled coffee, desserts and Ukrainian cuisine
This delicious buffet-type restaurant offers simple traditional Ukrainian home-made food and is admired by everyone for its variety of local dishes and surprising affordability.
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Puzata Hata
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This delicious buffet-type restaurant offers simple traditional Ukrainian home-made food and is admired by everyone for its variety of local dishes and surprising affordability.
Sightseeing
The President's Administration - 2 minutes away Boasts stunning views of Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the infamous Independence square)
Presidential Administration of Ukraine
11 Bankova St
The President's Administration - 2 minutes away Boasts stunning views of Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the infamous Independence square)
The Supreme Council of Ukraine (the Parliament) is located on the edge of Mariinsky Park, next to Mariinsky Palace and opposite from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
5 Mykhaila Grushevs'koho St
The Supreme Council of Ukraine (the Parliament) is located on the edge of Mariinsky Park, next to Mariinsky Palace and opposite from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Also known as the House with Chimaeras, it's an iconic building with various mythical creatures made out of concrete, designed by architect Gorodetsky in 1901-1902, situated in Bankova street, which is closed off for traffic, opposite the Presidential Administration building.
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Gorodetsky House
10 Bankova St
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Also known as the House with Chimaeras, it's an iconic building with various mythical creatures made out of concrete, designed by architect Gorodetsky in 1901-1902, situated in Bankova street, which is closed off for traffic, opposite the Presidential Administration building.
It's a beautiful building dating back to the 1900's that I highly recommend seeing on your way to Maidan (Independence Square)
National Bank of Ukraine
9 Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka
It's a beautiful building dating back to the 1900's that I highly recommend seeing on your way to Maidan (Independence Square)
The infamous Independence Square, where events of the Revolution took place.
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Maidan Nezalezhnosti
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The infamous Independence Square, where events of the Revolution took place.
One of Kyiv's iconic spots. It's a historic Orthodox Christian monastery that was founded by Greek St Antony in 1051. Built as a cluster of gold-domed churches, set on hills overlooking the Dnipro River.
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Holenklooster van Kiev
15 Lavrska St
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One of Kyiv's iconic spots. It's a historic Orthodox Christian monastery that was founded by Greek St Antony in 1051. Built as a cluster of gold-domed churches, set on hills overlooking the Dnipro River.
A 70+ meter tall monument of the protecting 'Mother Motherland', holding up a sword and a shield in each hand. There's an observation deck atop her shield, too, with another great view of the city.
Rodina Mat Statue
44 Ivana Mazepy St
A 70+ meter tall monument of the protecting 'Mother Motherland', holding up a sword and a shield in each hand. There's an observation deck atop her shield, too, with another great view of the city.
Andrew's Descent is my favourite street in Kiev. Throughout history, artists and craftsmen came here to perform and set up workshops. The wonderful atmosphere remains here to this day.
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Andriivs'kyi descent
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Andrew's Descent is my favourite street in Kiev. Throughout history, artists and craftsmen came here to perform and set up workshops. The wonderful atmosphere remains here to this day.
A very unique and part of Kyiv with nice architecture, art galleries and designer studios, cafes, restaurants and the like.
Vozdvyzhens'ka Street
A very unique and part of Kyiv with nice architecture, art galleries and designer studios, cafes, restaurants and the like.
Located opposite Sophia's Square and home to the peaceful St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery it's open to visitors daily.
Mykhailivska Square
Located opposite Sophia's Square and home to the peaceful St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery it's open to visitors daily.
Go up to the dome of Saint Sophia's Cathedral for a breathtakingly beautiful 360 degree view of the city.
Sofiyskaya Square
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Go up to the dome of Saint Sophia's Cathedral for a breathtakingly beautiful 360 degree view of the city.
A beautiful Catholic Cathedral that also holds regular classical music concerts, including organ music.
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St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral
75 Chervonoarmiiska St
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A beautiful Catholic Cathedral that also holds regular classical music concerts, including organ music.
Mezhyhiria is the former residence of Yanukovich, the Ukrainian president, who was forced out of his position during the Revolution. It is now home to the Museum of Corruption, surrounded by hectares of green golf courses, a zoo, forests, and the Kyiv sea. You can get here by yourself or take a boat tour from the River port near Poshtova Ploshcha in Kyiv city center.
Mezhyhirya Residence
Mezhyhiria is the former residence of Yanukovich, the Ukrainian president, who was forced out of his position during the Revolution. It is now home to the Museum of Corruption, surrounded by hectares of green golf courses, a zoo, forests, and the Kyiv sea. You can get here by yourself or take a boat tour from the River port near Poshtova Ploshcha in Kyiv city center.