Kyiv: Political Lypky Tour in German
- Duration: 3 hours
Kiev is a city with a history spanning more than 15 centuries. It is the capital of Ukraine and consists of a beautiful green metropolis established on flowing hills near the Dnieper River. Each season, Mystetskyi Arsenal in the heart of Kiev holds exhibitions, festivals, and markets, making this city the most important cultural city in Ukraine. The city also hosts Ukrainian fashion week, and the famous writer Mikhail Bulgakov was born there. With your local charismatic guide you will visit the mansions of the Lypky area, Gorodetsky House, the governmental quarter, the Mariinskyi Park and Palace, and Glory Park You'll later visit the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and the Motherland Statue, hearing beautiful stories about the art and architecture of the capital city as you walk through cozy streets and admire lovely buildings.
Lypky is the de facto government quarter of Ukraine and hosts the buildings of Parliament, the Presidential Administration and Government. Lypky became known only recently in the 19th century, and during this time it became known as an elite district. Many houses here were built by German architects here in the Art Nouveau style. Throughout this tour, you will visit the Alley of Heavenly Hundred Heroes (dedicated to the Revolution of Dignity), Horodetskyi Street (with buildings in the Art Nouveau style), the Ivan Franko Theatre, the famous House with Chimeras, and Lyuteranska Street (where the German community lived and where the Lutheran church is located). You will also see the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, the Parliament of Ukraine (the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine) and the the Government of Ukraine the (the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine). Also...
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