Kiev or Kyiv... One of the greatest cities in Europe. Honore de Balzac, the famous French novelist, wrote: "Petersburg is a young city, Moscow is an ancient city, but Kyiv is the eternal city. It is a Northern Rome."
There are a lot of places you wouldn't want to miss in Kiev.
For example, Khreschatik Street is Kiev's, most famous "strip"and one of the cities most congested during the week.. It is a wide boulevard shadowed by an elegent array of ancient chestnut trees that add a warmness to Kiev's splendid architecture. The street includes three squares: Besarabs'ka, Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Yevropeis'ka (European). The area includes many shops, international boutiques, banks, luxurious restaurants, cafes, hotels and various governmental buildings.
With many administrative buildings, fine shops, theatres, cinemas, hotels and restaurants, the street became one of the very best streets of the city, the so called "Grand Avenue" of Kiev.
Today's modern Khreschatik remains one of Kiev's major attractions. Kievians adore this street, as well do guests to Kyiv who look forward to a stroll down Kiev's finest avenue, taking in all of it's charming atmosphere.
On the weekends Khreschatik Street is closed to traffic, so one may be able to enjoy the many different side-shows, street music, and various entertainers all competing for your attention.
There are a lot to see in Kiev and Ukraine. Kiev Sightseeing is "not to miss" part during your trip to Ukraine. “The city of 200 churches”, “the city of golden domes” and “the Jerusalem of the lands of Rus” – These were words that foreign merchants used to describe the glory and splendor of Kyiv in eastern and western lands.