parks and gardens
Kiev Parks And Gardens
Kiev (Kyiv) is one of the most beautiful and greenest capitals in Europe. You are never too far away from colourful flowers or the shade of chestnut tree (the symbol of Kiev) in the many parks and Gardens. The first park in Kiev was built in 1631, and subsequent parks were built all along the right bank of the Dnipro river. The main Parks in the centre of Kiev are Mariins’kyi Park, Volodymyr’s Hill, Khreschatyk Park, Pechersk Landscape Park, The City Garden, and Askoldova Mohyla. Kiev is especially beautiful in spring, summer and autumn.
Kiev Fashion Park
Gryshko Central Botanical Garden
Address: Vladimirskaya St., 2 - Zhitomirskaya St., 36, Kiev, Ukraine
Nearest Metro: Poshtova Ploscha
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This is a great place to visit for adults and kids alike. Lots of fun sculptures and artistic objects scattered over a hilly area where you will have great views over the city. The park includes sculptures and installations created by Ukrainian artists. There are also the unique garden benches designed from the sketches of well-known Ukrainian fashion designers. Do not forget your camera and wear a good pair of walking shoes.
Address: Centre of Kiev (Kyiv)
Nearest Metro: Maiden Nezalezhnosti
The oldest and one of the most beautiful parks in Kyiv. Like many parks in Kyiv Mariinsky park is full of wonderful monuments, beautiful bridges and romantic couples strolling hand in hand. There are some great viewing points, great views of the river Dnipro and many interesting sights to see. Look out for "Lovers bridge" near the old Dynamo Kyiv stadium. Great place to take a stroll or just sit and relax.
Park Of Eternal Glory
Address: Slavy Square, Kiev, Ukraine
Nearest Metro: Arsenalna
Not to be missed. Allow yourself a full day to take in this place (Park of Eternal Glory), Holodomor Museum, Pechersk Lavra and the Great Patriotic War Museum in the military park. Park of Eternal Glory is Kyiv's version of the WW11 memorial to the unknown soldier. As you walk toward the memorial you will see the many names of young soldiers who died so pitifully young. There are some fantastic views here across Kyiv and towards the Peschersk Lavra so make sure you have your camera with you.
Address: Timiryazevska Street, Kiev, Ukraine
Nearest Metro: Vydubychi
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This beautiful Botanical Garden has a wide variety of plants and is one of the leading and largest botanical gardens in Europe. Lots of places to stop and relax, great views across Kyiv and amazing flora and wildlife. If that is not enough then look out for the church located in the park and a beautiful monastery. Best time to visit is in spring and summer, but anytime of year is fulfilling and peaceful.
Taras Shevchenko Park
Address : Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, Kiev, Ukraine
Well maintained park, not so large but full of life and atmosphere. Always something interesting happening here. Could be salsa dancing or music playing or whatever the moment brings. A place where the older generation come to play chess and where the younger generation can ride donkeys in the summer. Good restaurant called O'Panas and you will also find a Tourist information bus near one of the entrances.
Volodymyr Hill Park
Address: Park at Vladimirskaya Gorka, Threhsvyatitelskaya street, Kiev, Ukraine
Nearest Metro :
Not an exceptional park and quite a steep walk but some great views across the Dnipro here. The best thing about this park is the fantastic monument to Prince Volodymyr.