Places with the best views of Kiev

Places with the best views of Kiev

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It’s always exciting to discover a city from above… Kiev makes no exception with its spectacular monuments and landmarks. Once you've enjoyed Kiev from the ground level and are wondering what things to do next, it's a great idea to head upwards and look down on the city's many famous buildings and attractions.

“Breathtakingly beautiful” - that’s how Kiev is described by numerous visitors of Ukraine’s capital. This vibrant megapolis inspires its guests and motivates them to explore it from various angles.
To share amazing Instagram photos with your friends later, check "Destinations" guide to Kiev most spectacular panoramic places.
Read: Top 5 Kiev City Tours

Rodina Mat’ (Motherland) Monument
This example of soviet monumental urban architecture offers 2 open-air viewing platforms. The monument is 102 m high, and if weather permits, you can see 25 miles in every direction. For a relatively modest fee you can enjoy capital's best high-rise vista.
Location: 33, Lavrska street, Kiev.

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Eternal Flame (World War II Memorial Museum)

From this location you’ll have the best Dnipro River vistas with its beautiful bridges and the part of Kiev located on the left bank of the river as well as golden domes of Pechersk Complex.
Location: 31, Lavrska street, Kiev. («Citadelna»/«WWII Museum» stations)
Spivoche Pole Terrace
The terrace of Kiev landscape park «Spivoche Pole» is covered with lavish greenery. Try to visit this location in spring or summer as the beautiful natural setting adds to its breathtaking vistas over Kiev.
Adddress: 33, Lavrska street, Kiev.

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Lavra Backyard

This unique viewing location can be considered as hidden gem on Kiev tourist map. Take a short walk behind famous Kiev Lavra Temple to its backyard and enjoy a breathtaking view over mighty Dnipro River and golden domes of numerous churches.
Address: Ploshcha Slavy, Arsenalna Station, Kiev.
Park Slavy
Sloping alleys of Kiev’s oldest park, which fall away towards inspirational views, are great location to explore Hidropark, Rusanovka, metro-bridge and Bravarskyy avenue vistas from above.
Address: Ploshcha Slavy, Arsenalna Station, Kiev.

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Mariinsky Park

The panorama from here is stupendous, with views down to Hidropark, Rusanovka and the part of Kiev located on the Left bank of Dnipro.
Adddress: 32, Hrushevskyy street. Kiev.
Lovers’ Bridge
This is a perfect place for proposals, flowers, hugs and kisses. Your romantic moments will be framed with magnificent views of central and left-bank Kiev.
Adddress: not far from 32, Hrushevskyy street, Mariinsky Park, Kiev.

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Khreshchatyy Park stairs (top and lower terraces)

Kiev looks exceptionally beautiful from this location. You can enjoy the views of Podil, Trukhaniv Island, Dnipro and the river port as well as historical silhouette of Volodymyrsky hill.
Address: European Square, Independence Square Station.

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Viewing Platform at October Palace

From this vantage point one can enjoy beautiful views of Independence of Ukraine colomn, Lyadskyy Gates and Founders of Kiev monument.
Address: 1, Instytutska street, Kiev. Khryshchatyk or Independence Square Station.
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So hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which "Destinations" suggests to check out Kiev for exceptional views and exciting travel experiences.

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