Golden Gate served as a fortress and entrance to Ancient city of Kyiv. Its origins date back to 1037, around the time St. Sophia Cathedral was erected. Use the opportunity to immerse yourself into the ancient life by exploring the museum that exhibits the construction of the Golden Gate and the Ancient city itself. There is a wonder little "Golden Gate" summer terrace working during warmer seasons. Golden Gate attraction is a 10-minutes walk from InterContinental Kyiv.
Landscape alley (Peizazhna Alley) is a very popular city attraction, a favorite spot for locals and exciting part of walking route for tourists. Alley is located on Old Kiev Hill, which in the past was the center of ancient Kyiv. In X-XIII centuries there were lines of city defenses, and in 1980 on the site of the ancient walls laid Landscape alley. Landscape alley (Peizazhna Alley) is a 5-minutes walk from InterContinental Kyiv.
After a hectic day, head to the National Botanical Garden of M.M. Gryshko for some natural relaxation. Get some well deserved rest and see exotic examples of tropical and subtropical flora, enjoy the aromatherapy of the fragrant flowers and take the opportunity to enjoy a picnic among many blossoming bouquets. It will take you about 15 minutes to get from InterContinental Kyiv to the National Botanical Garden by car.
Travel around one of the most fascinating areas of Kyiv that encompasses numerous bars, cafes, boutiques and shops, historical and monumental sights with magnificent views over the Dnipro River. Take the opportunity to enjoy a short cruise on the river with the River Port station located right at Podil. The area dates back to the 18th century and has developed into a destination well worth a visit. It will take you 10 minutes to get from InterContinental Kyiv to Podol.
One of the most recommended landmarks of the city; if your time is limited this won’t be one to miss. This unique historical street is a pedestrian zone that is full of activities and entertainment. It features art galleries, the famous St. Andrew Church, the statue of Mikhail Bulgakov – author of ‘The Master and Margarita’, the One Street Museum and leads down to Podil – one of the oldest parts of the city. Andriivskiy Uzviz is a 5-minutes walk from InterContinental Kyiv.
Mykola Syadristy's microscopic sculptures have earned worldwide recognition. The gallery features such detailed masterpieces as a life-sized flea with miniature golden shoes, a life-sized mosquito with a ballerina under an umbrella on its nose and even a cobbler and a horse in the middle of the eye of a needle. It will take you 15 minutes to get from InterContinental Kyiv to the Microminiatures Museum.
Khreschatyk is Kyiv’s main and central street and is located within walking distance from InterContinental Kyiv. It hosts national holiday celebrations, firework festivals and concerts. There are many stores, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, underground shopping malls and markets to catch your attention. The best time to explore the street is during weekends, when it closes to become a pedestrian only zone.
The museum, located in front of Shevchenko Park, dates back to 1922. The gallery consists mostly of paintings once belonging to the noble Tereshenko family. In addition, it hosts the world’s third largest collection of famous painters like Repin, Rerikh and Vrubel. There is also a collection of exceptional icons dating back to the late 13th century. It will take you 10 minutes to get to Kiev national museum of Russian art from InterContinental Kyiv.
The park is dedicated to Taras Shevchenko, one of the greatest and most notable Ukrainian authors of all time. Whilst heading to the city centre, be sure to walk through this park that soothes all with its tranquillity. A popular place for the locals to relax in the sun, or the shade of a tree. It will take you 10 minutes to get to Taras Shevchenko Park from InterContinental Kyiv.
The Cathedral was built in the 19th century and dedicated to Saint Prince Volodymyr who baptized the country and made Christianity the official state religion. The cathedral itself is designed in the ancient Byzantine style. The internal frescos will leave an everlasting impression. Get ready to be charmed by vibrant colours and grand liturgies. It will take you 10 minutes to get to St. Volodymyr's Cathedral from InterContinental Kyiv.
Despite its small size, the Museum of One Street houses so many historical elements that its antique interior, postcards, clothing, manuscripts, photos, and historical documents manage to create a virtual time machine. It features stories of the lives of prominent figures from Ukrainian and Russian scientific and cultural circles starting from the 19th century. Don't miss this opportunity to travel back in time. The Museum of One Street is a 10-minutes walk from InterContinental Kyiv.
The National Opera House has entertained the elite and intelligentsia of Kyiv with magnificent balls since 1867. Today it is open for anybody who longs to see classic productions as well as those interested in contemporary ones. The true beauty of the Opera is that you don't need to be familiar with the local language, you rather search for emotions, within the musical tones and the dancing. The National Opera House of Ukraine is a 10-minutes walk from InterContinental Kyiv.
Over 40 thousand exhibits are presented in this museum, which includes Ukrainian art dating back to the times of the Ancient Kyivan Rus. The variety is rich, presenting Ukrainian baroque, ancient icons, exclusive contemporary art, and the ark work of Taras Shevchenko. Be sure to consult our concierge in order to book a tour in your preferred language. It will take you 15 minutes to get to National Art Museum of Ukraine from InterContinental Kyiv.
National cultural, art and museum complex and one of the world's largest exhibition spaces. Its mission is to combine Ukrainian achievements and culture into one massive national project, as an artefact of world heritage. Enjoy your day at Mystetskyi Arsenal, great for culture and leisure. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Mystetskiy Arsenal from InterContinental Kyiv.
The Kyiv Pecherk Lavra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is known as the soul of Kyiv. Orthodox Christians view Kyiv Pechersk Lavra as the second most important place of religious worship after Jerusalem. The excursion will feature a tour of the caves where the relics of the saints are buried. It will take you around 30 minutes to get to Kyiv Pechersk Lavra from InterContinental Kyiv.