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Things to do in Kiev

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Big shopping mall with a cinema, cafes, Georgia and Japan cuisine restaurant, different shops, optics store, child world and fish restaurant with а big aquarium. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Famous street where you can find variety of souvenirs, and also some local crefts and rare things. Must visit!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Cozy and beautiful park in the very heart of the city. You will enjoy a walk in this park during any season.”
  • 28 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Arena city is great place to eat, drink a couple of cocktails and totally enjoy your night. Additionally, you can find a number of good and sometimes even fancy eating places”
  • 28 locals recommend
Church
“Cathedral is comparable by age, byuty and history to Notre Dame De`Pari. UNESCO guarded. "Must visit". If you like ancient the architecture one day excursion you can buy a "3in1 ticket" for St. Sophia's Cathedral + Golden Gate + Kyrylivska cerkva, you need one day to cover the of them, but they are pearls”
  • 27 locals recommend
Monastery
“Kyivo-Pechers’ka Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves. Lavra was built in 1051 and it has been a preeminent center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a beautiful historical place, where you can get by 7 minutes walking from Tsytadelna. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Top brands for women, men and children, home comfort, sports and travel + entertainment such as cinema, bowling, children center, as well as concerts, exhibitions and autograph sessions of the stars. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Plaza
“That's quite a romantic place in the evening with all the musical fountains. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“I recommend this place as contemporary art museum with exhibitions of famous young artists from Ukraine and all over the world. There is a white cafe on the top floor where you can enjoy city spirit. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Cool and quiet park in city centre. Were we have celeb=rated our wedding day )))) ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“SHOPPING FOR ANY BUDGET Recent brands for women, men and children, comfort, sport and travel. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Cinema, bowling, children's entertainment center "HuliveriYa" as well as concerts, exhibitions and autograph sessions stars. SERVICES Beauty salon, bank, supermarket, car wash and more - all for your comfort. RESTAURANTS 3 15 conceptual restaurants and institutions with varied cuisine. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Торговый центр в самом сердце столицы - сотни магазинов-бутиков, кафе, ресторанов. Как добраться: станция метро Майдан Незалежности ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Opera House
“If you like ballet. This place is a must. :) The fly like butterflies dancing your feelings”
  • 21 locals recommend
Road
“The main street of Kyiv. Monumentalism architecture, a lot of tourists, cafes, shops.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Stadium
“The basic principle of the main Arena of Ukraine provides creation of something bigger than just the stadium. The purpose - to present the object, which everybody likes to visit regardless of age.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Skating Rink
“Really cool place, it's decorated in a lot of styles (greek, chinese, hollywood area, etc.)”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ukrainian Restaurant
“Cheap canteen with a vast range of Ukrainian dishes, self service. Try 'Chicken Kiev' , varenyki and cherry pancakes.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on Andrew’s Descent, one of Kiev’s most famous streets, Kanapa perfectly reflects the area’s historic and creative significance by serving modern reinterpretations of traditional Eastern European dishes like caviar and beetroot soup. Kanapa is a restaurant reminiscent of the literary salons of the 19th century: your meal may be accompanied by chamber music or a book reading, and all the artwork on the walls is for sale. In the summer, guests can enjoy a moment of peace on the terrace overlooking a wooded area. 📍10 minutes by walk ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“Grill do Brasil - the best steak-house tradition brought from Brazil! RODIZIO - the most popular tradition of service of Brazilian cuisine, also known as "eat as much as you like" and this exact unique concept offers in this restaurant. IT IS MORE THAN ABOUT THE MEAT! *Rodizio - “spinning” A special type of service. **Gaucho - cowboy. There is so called specially trained chefs who roast meat, and spread and perfectly slice it. ***Caipirinha - a traditional drink of Cachaca (Cachaca), fresh lime, sugar and ice. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
Ukrainian Restaurant
“This restaurant is an art and gastronomic space, a meeting place of free people - new generation, born with three modern Ukrainian revolutions: Student Revolution on the Granite 1990, Orange Revolution 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity (Euromaidan) 2014. Ostannya Barykada is a new platform for the implementation of social and cultural ideas, brainstorming, development and promotion of modern values. It is our “front line” for civil society to discuss long-term strategy for the country. Ostannya Barykada is a museum of three modern Ukrainian revolutions. Ostannya Barykada is 100% Ukrainian gastronomy and the first 100% Ukrainian bar.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tasty food with amazing whiskey collection from around the World. Impeccable service. A bit expensive though”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Lyubimy Dyadya is a citizen of the world, his life is made of travels and discoveries. Every corner of his house represents a place he has been to or is going to visit. World-classics books, scooters, an old piano, graffiti and paintings by Kharkiv artists, a collection of clocks, a fireplace and designer furniture. It’s always more interesting than at home, but as cosy and warm at the same time. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

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