You can find on this page the Kiev tourist map to print and to download in PDF. The Kiev tourist attractions map presents the monuments, museums, parks and points of interest of Kiev in Ukraine.

Kiev tourist map

Map of Kiev points of interest

The Kiev sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Kiev. This tourist attractions map of Kiev will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Kiev in Ukraine. The Kiev tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Since introducing a visa-free regime for EU-member states and Switzerland in 2005, Ukraine has seen a steady increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting the country. Prior to the 2008–2009 recession the average annual growth in the number of foreign visits in Kiev was 23% over three-year period as its mentioned in Kiev tourist map. In 2009 a total of 1.6 million tourists stayed in Kiev hotels of which almost 259,000 (ca. 16%) were foreigners. Among Kiev best-known monuments are Mikhail Mikeshin statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky astride his horse located near St. Sophia Cathedral, the venerated Vladimir the Great (St. Vladimir), the baptizer of Rus, overlooking the river above Podil, the monument to Kyi, Schek and Khoryv and Lybid, the legendary founders of the city located at the Dnieper embankment.

Kiev was the historic cultural centre of the East Slavic civilization and a major cradle for the Christianization for Rus, Kiev retained through centuries its cultural importance and even at times of relative decay, it remained the centre of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity of the primary importance. Its sacred sites, which include the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (the Monastery of the Caves) and the Saint Sophia Cathedral are probably the most famous as its shown in Kiev tourist map, attracted pilgrims for centuries and now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site remain the primary religious centres as well as the major tourist attraction.

According to official statistics, a total of 314,264 people arrived in Cardiff to experience the atmosphere of the Champions League final 2017 last June. As a result, the economic impact of tourism on the city was £1.30 billion as you can see in Kiev tourist map. This was an increase of 7% on 2016. The city also registered an increase in visits by 5% to 21.30 million and earned a total of 53 million euros in revenues thanks to the club competition final. The same source estimates daily expenditure of $100-150 per person on the day of the event. Other news report about 100 thousand visitors, with more than 600 million television viewers all over the world.

Kiev attractions map

Map of Kiev tourist places

The Kiev attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Kiev. This tourist places map of Kiev will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Kiev in Ukraine. The Kiev attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

It is said that one can walk from one end of Kiev to the other in the summertime without leaving the shade of its many trees. Most characteristic are the horse-chestnuts (Ukrainian: каштани, kashtany). Kiev is known as a green city with two botanical gardens and numerous large and small parks. The World War II Museum is located here, which offers both indoor and outdoor displays of military history and equipment surrounded by verdant hills overlooking the Dnieper river. Among the numerous islands, Venetsianskyi (or Hidropark) is the most developed. It is accessible by metro or by car, and includes an amusement park, swimming beaches, boat rentals, and night clubs. The Victory Park (Park Peremohy) as its shown in Kiev attractions map is located near Darnytsia subway station is a popular destination for strollers, joggers, and cyclists. Boating, fishing, and water sports are popular pastimes in Kiev. The area lakes and rivers freeze over in the winter and ice fishermen are a frequent sight, as are children with their ice skates.

The centre of Kiev (Independence Square and Khreschatyk Street) becomes a large outdoor party place at night during summer months, with thousands of people having a good time in nearby restaurants, clubs and outdoor cafes. The central streets are closed for auto traffic on weekends and holidays. Andriyivskyy Descent is one of the best known historic streets and a major tourist attraction in Kiev. The hill is the site of the Castle of Richard the Lionheart; the baroque-style St Andrew Church; the home of Kiev born writer, Mikhail Bulgakov; the monument to Yaroslav the Wise, the Grand Prince of Kiev and of Novgorod; and numerous other monuments as you can see in Kiev attractions map. One of Kiev widely recognized modern landmarks is the highly visible giant Mother Motherland statue made of titanium standing at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War on the Right bank of the Dnieper River. Other notable sites is the cylindrical Salut hotel, located across from Glory Square and the eternal flame at the World War Two memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the House with Chimaeras.

A wide variety of farm produce is available in many of Kiev farmer markets with the Besarabsky Market located in the very centre of the city being most famous. Each residential region has its own market, or rynok. Here one will find table after table of individuals hawking everything imaginable: vegetables, fresh and smoked meats, fish, cheese, honey, dairy products such as milk and home-made smetana (sour cream), caviar, cut flowers, housewares, tools and hardware, and clothing. Each of the markets has its own unique mix of products with some markets devoted solely to specific wares such as automobiles, car parts, pets, clothing, flowers, and other things. At the city southern outskirts, near the historic Pyrohiv village as its mentioned in Kiev attractions map, there is an outdoor museum, officially called the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine It has an area of 1.5 square kilometres (1 sq mi). This territory houses several "mini-villages" that represent by region the traditional rural architecture of Ukraine. Kiev also has numerous recreational attractions like bowling alleys, go-cart tracks, paintball venues, billiard halls and even shooting ranges. The 100-year-old Kiev Zoo is located on 40 hectares and according to CBC "the zoo has 2,600 animals from 328 species".

Kiev zoo map

Map of Kiev zoo park

The Kiev zoo map shows recommended tours of the Kiev Zoological Park. This zoo map of Kiev will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Kiev in Ukraine. The Kiev zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The Kiev Zoo (Ukrainian: Київський Зоопарк, Kyivskyi Zoopark) is one of the biggest zoos in the former Soviet Union and the only zoo in Kiev, Ukraine. Situated on about 40 hectares, the zoo is cared for by 378 staff members and receives about 280,000 visitors annually as you can see in Kiev zoo map. The Kiev Zoo was first founded in 1908 by the Nature Lovers Society and was financed by various private donations. During its first years in business, the zoo experienced some hardships and therefore, did not contain many animals, just 17 different types. During the first winter the zoo was opened, the animals had to be kept in the food storage of the main Kiev railway station, as the zoo founders had not found a suitable shelter to keep the animals in during cold weather. Eventually, the shelter was found in the Kiev Botanical Garden.

Only 4 years after the zoo was founded, it was given a relatively large, permanent area in the outskirts of Kiev. In 1913 the animals premises received heating. Since 1914, as the political instability in Imperial Russia tightened, the development of the zoo was held up. Only after the Russian Revolution ended did the zoo recover. During the 1940s (World War II), Kiev was occupied by the Nazi forces, and the zoo was being used by the German garrison. Fortunately, the animals were evacuated out of Kiev, and later returned after the end of the war. In 1970, the bird pavilion was added, which is considered to be the largest in Europe to date. In 1982, the Animals Island was presented, separated from the visitors by small canals. The Animals Island houses the zoo large cats (like lions and tigers) as its mentioned in Kiev zoo map. In 1996, the zoo was admitted to the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Nowadays, the zoo occupies a territory of 40 hectares as its shown in Kiev zoo map. The different landscape allows the relative comfort for animals in their artificial habitat. The zoo contains over 2,000 fauna representatives from all over the world, including a pair of elephants. 130 different kinds of trees and bushes decorate the zoo islands. The Kiev Zoo is not only a showcase of animals from around the world, but also a research center, working on acclimatization of far land animals, preserving and reproduction of rare animals, such as the Amur tigers, bisons, Przewalski Horses and some others.