Weekend Outside Kyiv: Top 3 Interesting Places

Weekend Outside Kyiv: Top 3 Interesting Places

The summer season brings pleasant warm weather that calls to take a ride outside the city. Check out top 3 interesting places near Kyiv that are really worth visiting on weekend.

Buky Landscape Park

Buky Landscape park in UkraineThe park was founded in 1996 in Buky village, located 110 kilometers away from Kyiv. Back then, a local businessman bought 2.7 hectares of land that was a dump. He was able to turn this landfill into a wonderful landscape park. The park is divided into two parts: visitors are met with a huge fountain that decorates the entrance. There also lies a beautiful bell tower of Daniel and St. Eugene’s Church. In the second part guests will find the residency of the owners, a small zoo and fairytales Alley. The entrance to this part is not free; however, it doesn’t cost a lot – only UAH 10. Statues of three happy frogs stand on the banks of the river, symbolizing wealth and riches. Other fairy characters can also be found here. You can admire the Valley of fairytales on one side and a small but exquisite waterfall on the other from the beautiful bridge, located on the sides of the narrow path. For guests' convenience, a hotel, restaurant and a summer café are located on the territory of the park.
Where: Buky, Skvyrsky district, Kyiv region

Watermill in Gorodyshche-Pustovarovske village

Old watermill in UkraineIn 114 kilometers away from the capital lies a large watermill complex - a unique monument of industrial architecture in Ukraine. It was built in the second half of 19th century by a famous landowner Podgorski, who owned Gorodyshche-Pustovarovske sugar factory. The complex consists of two buildings separated by a dam across the river Ros. On the right bank lies a three-store building that is now partially destroyed. A large four-store building located on the left bank has survived in good condition and is still used for its intended purpose: it is a working mill, now electric.
Where: Gorodyshche-Pustovarovske village, Volodarsky district, Kyiv region

Arboretum Oleksandriya

Ruins in Oleksandriya park Just like Sofiivka Park in Uman, Oleksandriya located in Bila Tserkva is a beautiful and authentic place to check out on weekend. Built way back in the 1780s, the park was built by initiative of count Branitsky, dedicated to his wife Alexandra Engelhardt. Even nowadays visitors can enjoy peaceful winding alleys, take pictures in Chinese Gazebo. The park has a large territory covered with exotic plants and the lakes here are populated with adorable ducks and magnificent swans. There are numerous cafes nearby, as well as several stalls near the central entrance of the park.
Where: Bila Tserkva, Kyiv region
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