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Kiev Attractions

Kiev has lots to offer. Whether you want fun adventures or you're eager to learn some local history, it won't take you long to fall in love with this place. With so many sights to explore in this buzzing national capital, you'll want to start organizing your travel itinerary sooner rather than later.

Find out what makes Kiev tick with the very best tours & day trips. Browse through our top 387 fun activities in Kiev, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Kiev with Kids

Kiev is a fabulous destination for a family escape. Take the kids along and try these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Kiev

There's no need to endlessly reach for your wallet in Kiev. The following won't even cost a penny.

Pharmacy Museum - Talk to the friendly staff and find out about the fascinating collections on exhibit here.

Shcherbenko Art Centre - Satisfy your appetite for arts and culture here and observe local talent at work.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Drop by this landmark and marvel at its unique design.

Fountain of Samson - If you're eager to explore the region's history through its landmarks, stick this one on your travel itinerary.

Kontraktova Square - This is a thriving place where you can absorb the ambiance and immerse yourself in local life.

Redkino (Ministerka) Lake - Shut your eyes and draw a deep breath — there's nothing like being beside the water for soothing the soul.

Kiev River Port - Make room in your itinerary to take a look at this site of local importance.

St. Cyril's Monastery - Stop for some quiet contemplation and learn a few things about this site's religious significance.

Hydropark - Be on the lookout for colorful shells and other ocean gems dotted along the foreshore here.

Volodymyr Hill Park - Bring along your camera and let Mother Nature capture your imagination.

Paulov Garden - Prepare a picnic and enjoy a stroll around the beautiful plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Kyiv

Podil

Unique features of Podil include the historic sites and art galleries. Make a stop by Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Youth or Kontraktova Square while you're exploring the area.

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Pechers'kyi District

Unique features of Pechers'kyi District include the cafés and historic sites. Make a stop by Kyiv Pechersk Lavra or The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War while you're exploring the area.

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Shevchenkivs'kyi District

Churches and cafés are highlights of Shevchenkivs'kyi District. Make a stop by Golden Gate or Independence Square while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Vokzalna Station to get around town.

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Dniprovs'kyi District

Travelers choose Dniprovs'kyi District for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Darnytsia Station or Livoberezhna Station and check out top sights like Hydropark.

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Svyatoshyns'kyi District

While you're in Svyatoshyns'kyi District, take in top sights like Lavina Mall and jump on the metro at Zhytomyrska Metro Station to see more of the city.

Solomjanskyj

Well-liked for its museums and breweries, Solomjanskyj is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like State Aviation Museum and Cosmopolite Shopping and Entertainment Center, and jump on the metro at Vokzalna Station to get around the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Kiev on a sunny day?

What to do in Kiev on a rainy day?

What should I not miss in Kiev?

You'll want to put these sights high on your sightseeing list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Golden Gate
  • Kiev Pechersk Lavra
  • Saint Sophia's Cathedral
  • Independence Square

Are there cheap things to do in Kiev?

What can you do in Kiev for free?

You could put your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • Kiev Pechersk Lavra
  • Saint Sophia's Cathedral
  • Independence Square
  • St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery