Have you been to Kiev?
If you were not - to visit a beautiful city. Kiev city with great history
Kiev the capital and largest city of Ukraine. Located on both sides of the Dnieper River. Weather in Kiev
Moderately continental. The warmest months are June, July and August - the averagetemperature is 14 º -25 º C degrees. December, January and February are the coldest,the average temperature of -5 º -0 º C.
Of the attractions of the city, I would single out Andrew’s Descent
Andrew’s Descent is one of the most beautiful and famous streets of Kiev, it has long been linked Old Kiev (Upper Town) with Podolia (Lower Town).
History of St. Andrew’s descent
According to legend, Andrew’s descent takes its name from Saint Andrew. Legend has it that once in place of the Dnieper was the sea, but when
Saint Andrew put a cross on a hill, the water is gone. Now this place is St. Andrew’s Church – the main decoration of the streets.
At the time of Kievan Rus’ Andrew’s descent was the shortest route from the Upper City, where the Golden Gate, and St. Sophia Cathedral in the lower city – at hem, where the city port and craft quarters.
In 1711 on the orders of the governor of Kiev passage between the Castle and the hills of St. Andrew’s has been expanded and it became suitable for use not only for walkers and riders, but also for the passage of horses and oxen-drawn carts.
The main building of St. Andrew’s descent was made at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. Here lived and worked in many famous scientists, writers, composers, painters, sculptors.
Today, Andrew’s descent is called Kyiv’s Montmartre – here come the artists with their works for sale, musicians and artists. Here you can buy Ukrainian souvenirs – embroidered, painted pottery and figurines. All along the streets of many art galleries, art salons. And every year at St. Andrew’s Day in Kiev downhill passage opening day of folk crafts.
Sight of the street is the house number 13, where he lived the writer Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the novels “The White Guard”, “Days of Turbines.” This house is now a museum of Bulgakov. Also on Andreevskom operates a unique museum of the same street. It presents the history of St. Andrew’s descent in paintings, photographs and other things from antiquity to the present day.This is not the only place in Kiev, which is well worth a visit, take a city tour kiev, and it will reveal its most beautiful places, temples, churches and much more.