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My name is Tatiana and I am happy to be a Kievite.

I love crafts and we have a great International Craft and Doll Show in Kiev. It is called Masters` Golden Hands, and it is held twice a year. We usually meet our foreign guests and arrange a tour around the city for them. As a citizen of Kiev I would like to say: everybody is welcome to our beautiful ancient and still young city all the year round. But for craft lovers I would recommend to attand it during the time of the Show to enjoy both. Please, browse here for the Show schedule.

Here I want to tell you what is worth seeing in Kiev, and give some information about Kiev most famous places.

 

I would like to start with the words of  Michael Bulgakov, a famous Kiev writer of the beginning of XX century:

 

There is no other city in the world, being as beautiful as Kiev is.

 

 



St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery


While approaching St. Michael`s Golden-Domed Monastery, which is located in Mykhailivska Square not for from St. Sophia Monastery, one feels, that their bell-towers face each other as if they were native sisters. Indeed, both monasteries are almost of the same age. It might have a similar faith as well, but in 1934 the Soviet Power blew up the monastery, remaining only St. Joan`s Refectory Church.

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Saint Vladimir`s cathedral


The cathedral is unique for being built during the reign of4 emperors, 3 metropolitans and under the guide of 5 architects. And it is one of the last Kievtamples built before the revolution 1917. This110-year-old cathedralwas constructed to commemorate the 900th anniversary of Kiev Russ baptizing. Therefore it is dedicated to Saint Prince Vladimir, who baptized Russ and made Christianity official state religion.

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St. Andrew`s church


You may probably have heard of the famous Russian Tsar Peter the Great, who founded St. Petersburg and brought a fresh energy to political, economic and military development of Russia. His daughter Elizabeth, having become Russian Empress, once arrived to Kiev and ordered to build a church on one of Kiev hills. She wanted to construct a summer residence for herself, consisting of a palace and a church.

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St. Sophia Cathedral


Saint Sophia Cathedral is a world famous monument of the first half of the 11th century. It was built by Kiev Prince Yaroslav the Wise and got its name from the Greek word sophia which means wisdom. The 11th century was the time when art, education and culture prospered and Kiev became one of the most beautiful cities of Europe and Asia. Prince Yaroslav forged ties with European states, destroyed Pecheneg hordes

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The Golden Gate


The Golden Gate is a unique fortification monument, some parts of which have survived until nowadays. It was constructed in 1017-1024 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Historians still quarrel as to the origin of its name. Some of them think it reminds the famous entrance to Constantinople. Others consider that to pass it through one had to pay a coin of gold. The third version says it took its name from gilded decorations.

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