Culture and art
In this section you can find useful information about the Ukrainian museums. Kiev is a beautiful city with a rich history; there are more than 60 museums here, preserving memorials of ancient culture. One of the most famous Ukrainian museums is the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra – a cradle of orthodoxy and the centre of world pilgrimage. On its territory you can visit caves where monks used to live in ancient times; and now there are the holy relicts there. At Taras Shevchenko National Museum you can get acquainted with the life of the great Ukrainian. You can also visit the ancient street of the city – the Andreyevsky Decsent where there are a lot of museums now: the One Street Museum, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, St. Andrew’s Church. Here you can buy Ukrainian souvenirs to remember Kiev.
History of the Kiev theatre numbers several centuries. Today there are more than 50 theatres in Kyiv; and on the pages of this section you can find the information about them. The most famous of them are Taras Shevchenko National Opera House of Ukraine, where you can enjoy the music of composers N. Lysenko, S.Gulak-Artemovsky, P.Tchaikovsky, M.Mussorgsky and others; Ivan Franco National Academic Drama Theatre of Ukraine the repertoire of which includes more than 30 staging of national and world classics; Lesia Ukrainka National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama where many famous actors such as Michael Romanov, Kirill Lavrov, Ada Rogovtseva and others have played.
Today exhibitions are an important element of marketing communications. It is always interesting and large-scale event, due to which you can get acquainted with new products and services of many companies. In this section you will find the information on the largest exhibition centres in Kiev. The International Exhibition Centre is one of them; here the exhibitions, conferences and assemblies are held. You can also visit the National Complex «Expocentre of Ukraine»; it is one of the leading exhibition centres in Kiev. The exhibitions, presentations, corporate events are held here; designing and advertising services are also provided.
The hilly land of Kiev is very suitable for the establishment of observation points. In this section you can find information about the points from which you can admire the panorama of the city. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War is one of them; on its territory the monument «Motherland» is situated. It offers a magnificent view on the left bank of the Dnieper and of The Paton Bridge. One of the most popular sites is the People’s Friendship Arch with the panorama of the Dnieper and Truhanovsky Island. Another observation point of Kiev is The Castle Mountain from which you can admire the view of Podil and St. Andrew’s Church.
Kiev is amazingly beautiful city with a few botanic gardens and numerous amusement parks. In this section you can get some information on the gardens and parks of the city. M.M. Grishko National Botanic Garden on the banks of the Dnieper River for instance is one of the largest gardens in the world; here you can see the flora from all over Ukraine as well as the peculiarities of its relief. At the heart of the city you can visit the Glory Park, established in honour of the victors in the World War II. One of the most famous parks in Kiev is the Mariinsky Park. Here you can find the People’s Friendship Arch as well as the Mariinsky Palace which is the architectural monument of the city.