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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Kyiv city tours > Montmartre in Kiev (St. Andrew’s Street)

One street muzeum, Andriyvskiy Uzviz

Andrew's Descent (Andriyvskiy Uzviz)

Monument to M. Bulgakov at M. Bulgakov’s Museum, Kiev

St. Andrew’s Street is the most known street of Kiev except Kreschatik. It is the most «Kievan» street in our city. Matter of fact it is one of the eldest streets in Eastern Europe. We will follow the footsteps of Prince Igor, writer Bulgakov, artist Ivan Kavaleridze and dozens of other famous personalities. Many of them lived in the neighborhood of St. Andrew’s Street in old times. During our walking tour you will learn many things about that street, without which Kiev is even more impossible than without Podol area.

The first settlements were founded there more than three thousand years ago. This street is known as St. Andrew’s Descent too as it leads downhill from Old Kiev Hill to Lower Town Area. The historical name of descent was Borichev uzvoz. Uzvoz is Old Russian for descent. The modern name was provided at the end of 18th century as St. Andrew’s Church was built there on the order of Russian Empress Elizabeth. 

Now St. Andrew’s Descent is one of main tourist attractions in the capital of Ukraine. It looks like museum in the open air. Time seems to stand still there. Many prominent scientists, writers, composers, sculptures and painters lived and worked there. There are many theaters, art galleries and exhibition halls in St. Andrew’s Street. 

During our tour we will see Richard the Lionheart Castle (you will learn about its mystic reputation), the Turbins – Bulgakovs’ House (monument to famous Russian writer Michael Bulgakov has been erected there recently), One Street Museum, Castle Hill and Sighs Hill, and even a Nose of famous Russian writer Nicolay Gogol.

 

Here is some useful information:

  • The tour is 2,5 hours walking tour.
  • Our English and German speaking guides are at your service. All our guides are high qualified licensed tour guides.
  • We can provide you with transportation service too.
  • You can order your private tour any time.

The Theatre on Podol
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