Places with the best views of Kyiv

Independence square in Kyiv

Photo: shutterstockIt’s always exciting to discover a city from above… Kyiv makes no exception with its spectacular monuments and landmarks. Once you've enjoyed Kyiv 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 Kyiv 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 Kyiv most spectacular panoramic places.Kyiv city view from above

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, Kyiv.

Motherland monument in Kyiv

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 Kyiv located on the left bank of the river as well as golden domes of Pechersk Complex.
Location: 31, Lavrska street, Kyiv. («Citadelna»/«WWII Museum» stations)

Spivoche Pole Terrace

The terrace of Kyiv 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 Kyiv.
Adddress: 33, Lavrska street, Kyiv.

beautiful churches and left bank of Kyiv view

Lavra Backyard

This unique viewing location can be considered as hidden gem on Kyiv tourist map. Take a short walk behind famous Kyiv 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, Kyiv.

Park Slavy

Sloping alleys of Kyiv’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, Kyiv.

Independence of Ukraine monument

Mariinsky Park

The panorama from here is stupendous, with views down to Hidropark, Rusanovka and the part of Kyiv located on the Left bank of Dnipro.
Adddress: 32, Hrushevskyy street. Kyiv.

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 Kyiv.
Adddress: not far from 32, Hrushevskyy street, Mariinsky Park, Kyiv.

Kyiv panoramic view from above

Khreshchatyy Park stairs (top and lower terraces)

Kyiv 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.

St. Volodymyr`s hill in Kyiv

Viewing Platform at October Palace

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


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