An Outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine.
Pyrohiv is an open air museum with 1.5 km2 territory. It is designed to reflect the landscape and the architectural style of the wooden buildings and village life of different Ukrainian regions. The museum houses over 300 pieces of folk architecture brought here from all parts of Ukraine and carefully reassembled. The objects are original, with rare exceptions. On the territory of the museum there are several churches, one of them was built in 1742. Pyrohiv differs from its analogues with the fact that its exposition presents the whole country but not the only region. There are more than 40 000 items of household and traditional culture such as costumes, old textiles, embroidery, carpets, ceramics, metal handicrafts, woodwork and glass-ware as well as musical instruments, paintings and houseware. Pyrohiv is the place where theatrical performances and open air celebrations dedicated to different folk holidays take place. There are excursions for tourists in English, Ukrainian, Russian and German. Ask our friendly Concierge to arrange an excursion for you. You may contact our Concierge via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +380 44 322 88 88.
Hop-on Hop-off Bus
If you have only one day but want to explore the main Kiev’s sights and don’t miss a thing, the hop-on hop-off bus tour is for you! The route of the double-decker buses is designed to embrace the main must-see landmarks of the city, including the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Paton Bridge, Motherland Statue, National University, The Golden Gates, St. Sofia's Cathedral, St. Michael's Cathedral, St. Andrew’s Church, Marynskyy Park and many more. The tickets are valid all day long. You can get off at one of 17 bus stops at any moment, have a walk, see the nearest attractions, visit museums and get on the bus again. The excursions are arranged in two languages- Russian and English. For more information click here.
Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 Kiev Pechersk Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are numerous architectural monuments on its territory: belltowers, cathedrals, strong stone fortification walls. However, the most distinctive and unique are the underground cave systems. There are over hundred burials in Lavra caves, the most notable one is Ilya Muromets (11-12 century). There is also a Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine, which has one the richest collections of golden articles among the Former Soviet Union countries. Museum of Microminiature is another must-see while in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The exhibits include such extraordinary artworks as the shoed flea, a rose in a hair and fragment of Oginsky polonaise engraved upon glass chrysanthemum petal of 2.5 mm size.