Kiev, Kyiv Architecture Will Bridge the Present and the Past
St. Andrew Church
- 23 Andriyivskyi Uzviz
St. Andrew Church was designed by the famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli and is a wonderful example 17th century Baroque architecture. Especially valuable is the interior boasting numerous carvings and paintings of the iconostasis.
St. Nicolas Roman Catholic Church
- 77 Velyka Vasylkivska St.
The prominent Kyiv architect Vladyslav Horodetskyi built the Church, immediately recognizable by its two needle like towers stretching up to the sky, in traditional Gothic style from 1899-1909. Today it serves as a functioning Catholic Church and also as a concert hall welcoming everybody who admires organ music.
St. Volodymyr Cathedral
- 20 Taras Shevchenko Blvd.
Constructed in 1882, this Orthodox Church has characteristic features of the Neo-Byzantium archtectural style. The interior, done by famous Russian artists, has considerable artistic value. Great Venetian masters laid out the mosaics, however, the most fantastic thing about the Cathedral is its choral singing, something we strongly recommend.
- 5 Mykhailo Hrushevskyi St.
The palace of blue and cream in the middle of a wonderful park was constructed in 1750 based on the designs of the famous Italian architect Rastrelli as the Kyiv residence for the Russian royal family. Today, it is an official venue for government receptions, presidential meetings and international conferences. It is here that state awards are presented. The Mariyinskyi Palace is also open to tourist groups on advance booking.
Architect Horodetskyi’s Beast House
- 10 Bankova St.
This building located in a lovely part of the city center is definitely among the most interesting ones in Kyiv. It was built by architect Vladyslav Horodetskyi in the Modernist style. The front and the roof are decorated with statues of animals, mythical figures, and hunting objects. The entire architectural composition captivates the onlooker with its perfection and plunges viewers into a world of fantasy.