Weekend route. Kiev

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Now the route is not for everyone, but I hope it's not for long. Kiev is ideal as the direction of travel during the May holidays, which we did at the time.

Weekend route. Kiev

The whole trip took us four days, two on the road and two on walks around the city. The first day completely passed on the road, arrived in Kyiv in the evening, checked into a hotel and so overeat at a nearby restaurant, which forces a walk not already left.

The next morning, the first thing went to the Bessarabian market, located in the eponymous square not far from our hotel:

Weekend route. Kiev

Marched on Khreshchatyk:

Weekend route. Kiev

Chestnut trees in bloom:

Weekend route. Kiev

We got to Michael's Monastery - one of the oldest monasteries in Kiev. Includes destroyed in 1930 and re-built in the mid-1990s, the cathedral church in honor of the Archangel Michael in the Ukrainian Baroque style, as well as the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine, and the bell tower:

Weekend route. Kiev

According to legend, St. Michael's Cathedral was the first temple with a gilded top, where in Russia and went to this tradition:

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Interior of St. Michael's Cathedral:

Weekend route. Kiev

The monument to Princess Olga:

Weekend route. Kiev

The bell Tower of the monastery built in 1719:

Weekend route. Kiev

Located in front of St. Michael's Monastery Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia Cathedral) - a temple built in the first half of the XI century, according to the Chronicle, Prince Yaroslav the Wise on the site of the victory in 1037 over the Pechenegs. At the turn of XVII-XVIII centuries it was rebuilt in the Ukrainian Baroque style:

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You can climb the bell tower of St. Sophia Cathedral and see the city from a height of 76 meters:

Weekend route. Kiev

Sophia Street and Independence Square:

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Vladimir Street:

Weekend route. Kiev

Sofia area:

Weekend route. Kiev

Michael's Monastery:

Weekend route. Kiev

Cute courtyard:

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Sophia Cathedral in all its glory:

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details:

Weekend route. Kiev

The National Opera and Ballet Theater:

Weekend route. Kiev

How cool when in a lot of trees:

Weekend route. Kiev

Evening:

Weekend route. Kiev

Night view of the Bessarabian market:

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and the Independence Square:

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