Attractions

Guests of the Kozatsky Hotel Apartments get the most convenient location at the intersection of streets and traffic: just a few steps from the main entrance - the metro "Maydan Nezalezhnosti", a trolleybus to the UNESCO memorial of the 11th century church. Sophia Kievskaya and to Lvivska Square, in ten minutes on Mikhaylovskaya Street - Andreevsky Descent to Podol, a couple of blocks to the European Square - Hrushevsky Street to the National Art Museum, Dinamo Stadium named after V.V.Lobanovsky, Mariininsky (Tsarskimi) Park and the Palace, the Cabinet and the Verkhovna Rada.

Along the Kreschatik to the right of the apart-hotel are Central Department Store (Universal Store), Kyivrada and KMDA (City Hall), Bessarabsky Market, Arena City, Gulliver Shopping and Entertainment Center, Sports Palace.

Guests can use the services of any tourist guide on this page. And also to order individual and group excursions through the art galleries of Andreevsky Descent (60-120 min), or architectural objects of Kostelnaya Street very close to the hotel (30-45 min). To do this, call the Event Manager +38 067-224-57-12.

Churches

Ancient Kiev is one of the centres of Eastern Orthodoxy. According to the legend, the apostle Andrew stuck his cross on the hill above the Dnipro. In the city, there is a temple of Sophia of Kiev of the XI century, which construction began by Vladimir the Great (Prelate of Rus) and was finished by his son Yaroslav the Wise. This temple survived the Tatar-Mongol conquest.

Today, this UNESCO memorial has a unique cultural heritage in the form of frescoes, mosaics and graffiti. In addition, worthy of attention is the Vydubitskiy monastery of the 11th century, the restored St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery of the XII century with preserved murals, St. Cyril's Church of the XII century with the late frescoes of Mikhail Vrubel, the Ilyinsky church on the site, where in the X century the soldiers of Svyatoslav were baptized before the march to Byzantium, the architectural complex and caves of the Kyivo-Pecherskaya Lavra, the Vladimir`s Cathedral of the late XIX century with murals of the best artists of the Russian Empire and many other temples and monasteries of modern times.

Museums

In Kiev, there are several interesting museums, the beginning of the collections of which were laid by private collections of local patrons of the late XIX-early XX centuries. So formed the collection of Russian painters, Western and Oriental art, Ukrainian painting, handicrafts, artefacts of the Soviet era. Modern art is developing rapidly.

Almost all the museums are located in the central part of the city near the Kozatskiy Hotel: the National Art Museum of Ukraine - at Grushevsky, 6, the Kiev Art Gallery (the Russian Art) and the Khanenko Museum (Western and Eastern Art) - at Tereschenkovskaya 9 and 15. Many museums are located on the territory of the historical and architectural reserve "Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra" - this is the branch of the Museum of History of Kiev - the Museum of Historical Treasures, and the Museum of Decorative Ukrainian Art, and the Museum of the Book, the Museum of Music, Theatre and Cinema of Ukraine. And next is the Museum of Folk Culture dedicated to the name of Ivan Gonchar. Opposite the Lavra is the huge art exhibition complex Mystetskyi Arsenal.

Landscape

The city of Kiev originated in the hills above the Dnipro River. Naturally, there were ravines between the hills, brooks flowed over them and this determined the urban development plan. Many ancient rivers (Pochayna, Lybid, Glybochitsa, etc.) are now flowing underground in stone tunnels. The low and flat hem was always a port and trading district of the prince's castle.

Since ancient times such mountains of Kiev as Zamkovaya and Starokievskaya have been known - there were residences of Kiev princes. In addition, there are mountains named after the legendary founders of the capital - Schekavitsa and Horevitsa. Some are named after famous princes - for example, the Vladimir hill with a monument dedicated to the Saint of Russia. A special place now occupies the hills of Pechersk - they have the National Bank, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) and the Presidential Administration.

One of the ravines along which the brook once flowed, a hundred years ago became the central street - Khreshchatyk. A Podol is divided into an old and a new part of the Lower and Upper Shaft - the banks of the once flowing in the Dnieper direction of the Glybochitsa River.

On the very Dnieper in the city, there are about 15 islands, some of them very large - with beaches, attractions, cafes and green areas for a barbeque. The most famous are Trukhanov Island and Hydropark. Those are the places people like to visit from both sides of the bank of the Dnipro. In addition, there are many lakes in Kiev on both sides of the river, and in the north stretches a huge Kiev Sea.

The capital of Ukraine is located on the border of the forest (northern) and steppe (southern) climatic zones and is located on the eastern and western shores of the main water artery, which determines its unique climate and political destination.