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Attractions in Kiev

Golden Gate – was the main gate in the 11th-century fortifications of Kiev, the capital of Kievan Rus`. It was named imitating the Golden Gate of Constantinople.

Hedgehog Monument – Hedgehog in the Fog is a really famous Soviet cartoon. Since January 2009 there is a sculpture of the main character in the city center.

Saint Sophia’s Cathedral – an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus’. The cathedral is one of the city’s best known landmarks.

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery – Ukrainian Baroque cathedral. The original cathedral was demolished by the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, but was reconstructed in 1999 following Ukrainian independence in 1991.

Andriyivskyy Descent – a historic descent connecting Kiev’s Upper Town neighborhood and the historically commercial Podil neighbourhood.

House with Chimeras – is an Art Nouveau building located in the historic Lypky neighbourhood
Kiev Pechersk Lavra – also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery which gave its name to one of the city districts where it is located in Kiev.

The Motherland Monument – the stainless steel statue stands 62 m (203 ft) tall upon the museum building with the overall structure measuring 102 m (335 ft) and weighing 560 tons.