Places of Interest in Kyiv

   Ukraine has a long history and rich culture. That is why there are many places of interest there.
It is natural that the capital of the country, Kyiv, has the greatest number of them. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. From time immemorial Kyiv has been the centre of Slavonic culture. There are many ancient cathedrals and churches, museums and monuments, beautiful streets and squares in it.
   The main street of Kyiv is certainly Khreshchatic. If you have never been to Kyiv you should start your sightseeing there. The street is only one kilometre long but very impressive.
   Kyiv is famous for its Kyivo-Pecherskaya Lavra. More than 80 buildings were constructed on its territory during 900 years of the monastery’s existence.
   Tourists always go to have a look at the monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky, the outstanding Ukrainian statesman and military leader. There are many other places of interest in Kyiv. One of them is the State Historical Museum of Ukraine. There are more than 50,000 exhibits on display. The exposition tells us about the history of Ukraine and its culture from antiquity to the present days.
   The Golden Gates, the Andreyevskaya Church, the monuments to Prince Volodymyr and Taras Shevchenko are worth seeing.
   Kyiv Shevchenko Opera and Ballet House, Kyiv Ivan Franko Drama Theatre are well-known all over the country.
   Any place is interesting in its own way and visiting it we come to know and love this country more.
natural— природний                                     famous— відомий
immemorial — незапам’ятний                      to construct – будувати, споруджувати

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