7 most beautiful locations in Kyiv that tourists love
Fall is the time to enjoy romantic dates and pleasant evenings. It's the perfect time for leisurely walks, photo shoots, or wandering around your favorite city streets. Kyiv is especially charming these days, so we've put together a roundup of the most beautiful places to visit. Choose a location and enjoy the unexplored corners of the capital!
Syretsky Arboretum (Podilskyi district, Volodymyr Salsky street)
The history of the arboretum dates back to the end of the XIX century, when a famous banker, Karl Meyer, founded a demonstration park of ornamental crops. Some of the trees planted back then have survived to this day and witnessed many historical events. Today, the Syretsky Arboretum is located on an area of 6.5 hectares and is home to more than 1,150 species of plants from all over the world: North America, China, Japan, and the Far East.
In the fall, you will admire the bright colors and enjoy the tranquility in the lap of nature. Fans of house plants will be able to buy a new pet in the pavilion located on the territory. The park is also home to many cats that can be found walking along cozy paths.
Kyiv's Paris (Pecherskyi district, Ivan Franko square)
The idea of creating this quarter belonged to the architect Georg Schleifer, who at the end of the nineteenth century began implementing a plan to build the estate of Professor Mehring. The large-scale project even included a pond with baths, but nowadays this place is Ivan Franko Square.
Today, you can visit the Franko National Drama Theater, see a two-story house with a glass dome, the Neo-Renaissance Ginzburg House, and the Continental Hotel, which is now a conservatory building.
A walk through these exquisite streets will bring you a lot of pleasure and aesthetic pleasure.
Kyoto Park (Desnianskyi district, Kyoto str.)
Founded in 1972 as a sign of friendly relations between Kyiv and the cultural capital of Japan. Nowadays, you can walk along the paved paths, see various oriental-style sculptures, or experience Zen in the traditional Japanese rock garden.
We recommend visiting the island, which is located in the center of the pond. You can reach it by crossing a decorative bridge, from which it is convenient to watch the red fish.
Orangery at VDNKh (Holosiivskyi district, 1 Akademika Hlushkova avenue)
A truly unique place. The collection of plants from three different climatic zones - desert, tropics and subtropics - is of extraordinary value, and it has been grown for 60 years.
In the fall, the facade of the building turns an amazing red color thanks to the decorative grapes, so you will get beautiful photos against the building. In rainy weather, it is especially cozy and comfortable to watch the weather through the glass walls. Here you can enjoy a coffee, listen to an audio tour, arrange a romantic date, or just play with the local cats. This is a real paradise for aesthetes and nature lovers.
Park of Eternal Glory (Darnytskyi district, 15 Lavrska street)
Located on a steep slope, the park is divided into two terraces - upper and lower. The first part is a large observation deck from which you will contemplate the breathtaking panorama of Kyiv. From this place you can see the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, and behind the earthen ramparts of the bastion you can see the domes of the ancient Church of the Savior on Berestovo. The lower tier has playgrounds, gazebos, and various green spaces.
There is also a complex dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, which is still under construction. Sculptures of a girl, angels, and the centerpiece - the Candle of Memory - have already been installed.
This location is perfect for an autumn outdoor recreation among the picturesque landscapes.
Not only one of the largest islands in Kyiv, but also one of the oldest on the Dnipro River. In ancient times, it was the residence of the wife of Prince Sviatopolk Izyaslavych, and later it became the village of Olzhychi, belonging to Princess Olha. Before the Second World War, the village of Vodnykiv was located here.
Nowadays, on Trukhaniv Island you will find several beaches, a bicycle route, and entertainment complexes. Here you can have a picnic on the banks of the Dnipro River, or take a break from the bustle of the city under the crowns of rare trees, which in autumn shimmer with different shades from yellow to bright red.
Mariinskyi Park (Pecherskyi district, Hrushevsky street)
Founded in 1874, it is one of the oldest parks in Kyiv. It was named after Maria Alexandrovna, the wife of Emperor Alexander II. The park is located next to the Mariinskyi Palace.
Here you can stroll along cozy alleys, relax in the shade of trees, admire sculptures or a unique cast-iron fountain made using recycled materials. On the territory you will find excellent observation decks overlooking the Dnipro River and the Left Bank.
Autumn adorns Kyiv with luxurious clothes and gives a warm atmosphere. Let your walks in the capital be unforgettable and leave you with wonderful memories.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you about the most beautiful cities in Ukraine that you can explore in a few days.