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Weekend in Kyiv: where to go and what to see this weekend?



Weekend in Kyiv: where to go and what to see this weekend?

Kyiv is a city with a rich history and an incredible number of places worth visiting for both Ukrainians and foreign visitors. And we are sure that the capital of Ukraine can surprise even those who have lived here all their lives. We tell you where to spend a weekend in Kyiv and what to see when you think you've seen it all

Tours to the heart of Ukraine - Kyiv. Find out more on the website
Tours to the heart of Ukraine - Kyiv. Find out more on the website

The capital of Ukraine is a major European city with a rich history and an incredible number of attractions. However, Maidan and the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra are not the only places that deserve the attention of Ukrainians and foreign visitors, so we offer you a selection of lesser-known but definitely worthy of your attention locations to visit in Kyiv on weekends or even during a regular walk.

Top places to visit in Kyiv

St. Nicholas Church

The author of this building in the center of the capital is the so-called "Kyiv Gaudi", Vladimir Gorodetsky, who designed the famous House with Chimeras. And, strangely enough, even many Kyivites have not seen this church with their own eyes. And it really deserves everyone's attention, because the incredible amount of details in the decoration and sculptures will make you peer at every meter with bated breath.

Address: 75 Velyka Vasylkivska Street (near the Palace of Ukraine metro station)

Khanenko Museum 

This is, without exaggeration, one of the most favorite museums among the residents of the capital. And if you haven't been here yet, we recommend that you plan a trip next weekend. The museum consists of two main buildings, one of which is the Khanenko family mansion and a unique historical and architectural monument.

Photo: @anastasia.chernencko

Here you will find the most prominent collections of European, Asian and Ancient art in Ukraine, as well as the art collection of Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko.

Address: 15 Tereshchenkivska Street (Universytet metro station).

Sea Fairy Tale Oceanarium

If you've already visited all the sights of Kyiv, it's time to move on to exploring the underwater world. And the Kyiv Oceanarium is ideal for this purpose, as it features more than 3000 aquatic inhabitants: fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The underwater tunnel located here is worthy of attention, but this is not all the attractions of this place.


Address: 3 Malyshka St., Kyiv (Darnytsia metro station, Detsky Mir shopping center)

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Market on Pochaina (Petrivka)

he market is not only the most famous flea market in Kyiv, but also a paradise for lovers of curiosities and unique things. Here you can find everything and even a little more than you could ever imagine. Especially those who love books will like this place, because here you can find publications that have not been sold in stores for a long time.


Address: Verbova Street (Pochaina metro station).

Jellyfish Museum

This is the first and only museum of living jellyfish in Ukraine, which was opened only at the end of 2018. And not only children but also adults can get a lot of unforgettable impressions here. After all, the museum has an incredible atmosphere, and the design of the room itself and ultraviolet light will only add to the excitement of the visit.

Photo: Elena Kolesnikova, kyivmaps

Address: 7 Khreshchatyk St. (the museum is located under the Independence Square)

Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine

This place can be called the heart of Ukrainian literature, because it is the largest book depository in Ukraine in terms of the number of books and other documentary and information resources and one of the largest national libraries in the world. However, this place also deserves special attention because of its special exterior and interior. Performers from all over the world came here to shoot their music videos.

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Address: 3 Holosiivskyi Avenue (Demiivska metro station)

Pinchuk Art Center

This is an international center of contemporary art of the XXI century that everyone should visit. It is one of the largest centers of contemporary art in Europe, so everyone will find something interesting here. You can find the announcement of exhibitions on the official website of the art center and plan your visit in advance.

Photo: Pinchuk Art Center

Address: 1/3-2 Velyka Vasylkivska/Baseyna St. (block A, Bessarabskyi Quarter)

Kyoto Park

The park was founded in 1972 as a sign of friendly relations between Ukraine and Japan. Today, this place is one of the most favorite locations on the left bank of Kyiv. In 2012, Kyiv Sakura Alley was recognized as the longest in the world. The park has a special atmosphere during the cherry blossom season.