The capital of Ukraine and its largest city, Kiev is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. As one of the continents oldest cities, Kiev shaped the religious and cultural foundations of the modern day Slavic states. Famous for its 18th and 19th century cathedrals and other historical buildings and squares, Kiev is as charming a city as one can imagine. The world famous Cave Monastery featuring underground cave systems is one of its main attractions. From art galleries and museums to vintage cafes and a bustling nightlife, Kiev offers something to every traveler.
The Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum in Kiev is dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and its consequences. It houses an extensive collection of visual media, artifacts, scale models and other representational items designed to educate the public about the many aspects of the disaster. The unfortunate event is historically important in the country’s history because it signaled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine.
Founded in 1256, the historic city center of Lviv is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rich in history and culture, Lviv was one of the main trade centers of medieval Europe. The city is full of castles, parks and theatres with Lviv Opera and Ballet theatre as one of its major attractions. The Pirogovo Ethnographic Open-Air Museum and the National History Museum bring back the atmosphere of a bygone era. With cobbled streets, quaint alleys, vintage coffee houses, mouth watering local cuisine and charming architecture, Lviv is Ukraine’s most visited city.