Fifteen centuries of civilisation has left an indelible stamp on the architectural and intellectual landscape of Kiev, and made the city a leading centre of culture, not just in Ukraine but in the whole of East Europe and Russia.
Scores of museums, a proud legacy of theatre and a rapidly developing contemporary arts scene mean there's plenty of exhibitions, performances and activities for culture buffs to stick their claws into - whilst theology students shouldn't miss the sensational St. Sophia's Cathedral and the Pechersk Lavra. The latter is a vast complex of monasteries, churches, caves and museums and is considered the spiritual home of Orthodox Christianity.
I rate it a 5-star and say it is a must see. It was fantastic. I do have a question. There is a picture there of an older lady with a young child sitting on her lap and she's also holding a bible. All the lines are actually words with varying sizes of letters. It is an amazing work of art. Are there copies available for purchase. Also, there is a poem there by a poet by the name of Laura. Is it possible to buy a copy of it? I just fell in love with the entire museum. I hope I will someday get to visit it again.
Hi there, I'll be visiting Kiev in later July early August for week. Looking for a local, preferrably a girl, who speaks rather good English to show me around interesting places in the city. A student of history/culture/architecture will be perfect. I'm a well-travelled guy but this will be my first time in the Ukraine. If interested please respond to this and we take it from there...
While i was in Kiev my guide took me to The Chernobyl Museum,Its a must for everyone to see you have a walker talker as i call them which tells you the story as you walk around which to me was very good the first part i did enjoy. Its when you get into the other part and you see all thoses children on the wall young and sweet and to think they died just so the people of Ukraine could turn a light on so sad.If anything that will bring a lump to your throat when you see thoses children on the wall and they look so happy with all of them smiling. There is a book there which you can sign its a pity not many people do sign it or even write something about the Museum. One thing is for sure they need a lot more signs there to tell you where the Museum is as my guide had to ask 2 people there where it was and she lives there. But if anyone reads this please go there just for the sake of thoses poor familys that lost everything even their lives.
The Chernobyl Museum, located in Kiev, contains a small but impressive collection of art, photos, poems and models. The first thing that caught my eyes when I visited it some years ago were photos of the collapsed Twin Towers in New York that were hanging on the wall, while a Geiger Muller Counter was exposed in the hall. The route to the first floor is flanked by plates with the names of Ukrainian villages, located in the vicinity of Chernobyl. One of the exhibitions is devoted to Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 residents that was built in 1970 to host the employees of the Chernobyl power plants. In 1986, 36 hours after the disaster, the entire population was evacuated. They never returned. A model of the surroundings of the power plant, innumerable photographs and other documentary material are exposed the museum, as well as a replica of the town of Slavutich, built after the disaster according to ancient Ukrainian tradition for the families of the rescuers. In a separate room there is a chronologic view of the events at Chernobyl in words and pictures, while the middle of the floor is reserved for a 1:1 scale model of nuclear fuel rods. While descending the stairs to the exit, the name signs of the villages are now provided with a red diagonal stripe.
I toured the Museum in 2005.I was brought to tears by the human life destroyed.How the russians sent in several waves of first responders only to have them all die. I saw the names of over 200 villages and cities were the inhabitents were killed quickly or worse died over months.The Museum is wonderful, Horrible very educational place. I highly reccommend.No I insist you see this museum.It reminds us all. We must be right 100% of the time and our governments will never tell us the truth of the danger we face.There is another Museum in Kiev for Chernobyl. It has babies and animals in jars showing the horrible mutations that resulted.Children being born today are still effected by the radiation.Many have cancer. This museum is a Must see.
Sensational. And a moving experience you will never forget.
All the churches and monasteries are pretty amazing for the visitor.
An extraordinary place to visit.
Really enjoyed visiting this beautiful church.