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You will find the green glades, fountains, greenhouses and a heady aroma of lilac, hydrangeas and tulips right in the center of Kiev.
This botanical garden is more than 130 hectares with an insane amount of bright colors. In fact, it is the largest nature reserve in Europe, where you can see the nature of the Ukrainian Carpathians, forests and steppes of Ukraine, Altai and Western Siberia, Central Asia and the Far East represented not only by an amazing flora, but also by the repetition of landscapes and features of the region.
Photo: Botanic Garden
Thousands of plants brought from the most remote corners of the earth descend along the slope to the banks of the Dnipro river like a waterfall.
In addition, on the territory of the garden there is an ancient Holy Trinity Ioninsky monastery and an amazing greenhouse where you can see the most exotic plants collected in different parts of the world.
And if you climb to the highest point, you will find a lilac garden with a stupefying smell and view of the Vydubitsky monastery, the Dnipro river and its surroundings.
Photo: Lilac garden
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Botanical Garden on the mapLocation: Tymirazivska Street, 1.
From May to August, works from 08:30 am to 09:00 pm, from September to April - from 08:00 am until dusk. Monday and Tuesday are the days off.
Phone: +38 044 285-26-27
More places to visit in Kiev
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
One of the largest monastery in the world, and the very first in Kievan Rus. There is territory for tourists here, and the territory for monks on the other side of the monastery.11
Funicular in Kiev became the second funicular after the funicular in Odessa in Ukraine. Now it is used not only by the locals, but also by travelers.10
Kievan Rus Park
The largest historical and entertainment center in Ukraine, where the architecture and atmosphere of the ancient Kiev was reconstructed with the maximum historical certainty.8
Montmartre of Kiev, the main street of the city, the concentration of talented and creative people, and also home to a variety of museums and galleries.15
Hydropark - an island of entertainment with many beaches, discos, restaurants, water attractions, boat stations, a training campus and all kinds of playgrounds.5
One of the favorite places of kievans for a walk and guests of the capital. It turned into an unusual open-air art museum in less than 10 years.6
Mezhyhirya Residence is not just a beautiful park, it's also a museum of Ukrainian corruption, where you can see the arrogant luxury in which Ukrainian officials live.3
More than 100 thousand people dream of it, but no one knows if their dreams will come true, and in the meantime the unfinished bridge is covered with a layer of rust.9
Monument that towering over the city, you can find in the "Museum of History of Ukraine in World War II", and on the top of it is the observation deck.13
A popular place for the locals and guests of the city, here you can take a boat trip and ride along the Dnieper, as well as rent the whole boat for walks.7