Do you think it's impossible to see the whole Ukraine in one hour? Easily! Just visit the museum "Ukraine in Miniature".
Earlier in this small open-air museum you could see only Kiev and its most famous places and buildings: Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Lavra
, Khreshchatyk, Andrews Descent
and many other Kiev sights. Over time, the museum grew and now all the most famous and beautiful buildings and places of Ukraine or, more precisely, their miniature copies are gathered here.
Photo: Andrews Descent
In total there are about 50 expositions in the park, their number is constantly increasing, and the "population" of "small Kiev" is about 700 people.
How to do?
1. Go to Hydropark, the most convenient way to get here by subway to the station with the same name on the red line.
2. Exit towards the Venice Bridge, just before the bridge, turn right and go down the steps, then walk straight about 200 meters towards the restaurant "Windmill" (Brovarsky prospect 9B).
3. Buy a ticket right at the entrance.
4. Look at the miniature copies of all the architectural monuments of Ukraine made by hands of real wizards.
Where to do?
Hydropark - an island of entertainment with many beaches, discos, restaurants, water attractions, boat stations, a training campus and all kinds of playgrounds.5
Location: it is located on the Venetian and Dolobetskiy islands between the Dnipro river and the Rusanivsky Strait in Kiev.
Open hours: Life rages here all day and night: in the daytime on beaches and water, and at night at various discos and clubs.
When to do?
The park is opened all year round. On weekdays: from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm. On weekends and holidays: from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.
More things to do in Kiev
Ride on the funicular
Just three minutes trip by cable car - and you have memories of this unique and exciting form of transport for the rest of your life. 310Funicular
Climb Lysa Gora
Lysa Gora (Bald mountain) was a place of pagan worship. Under Peter the Great, fortification and an underground city were built here.FREE6Lysa Hora
Dive in the ice-hole on Baptism
Dive three times into the water with the words "In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" - you are healed from all ills.FREE7
Get into ukrainian mud hut
200 years ago, village dwelling on the territory of Ukraine was built from wood, clay and straw, which allowed to keep the house warm. 403Park Pirogovo
See the joust
Go back in time and see how in the old days brave knights fought for their honor, dignity and women's hearts. 1504Kievan Rus Park
All Ukrainians love this drink, it can save you on hot days. It is kept in barrels and you can find it everywhere in the city in summer. 37
Taste hot dumplings
Dumplings with meat, with potatoes, with cherries, with poppy seeds, with cottage cheese, with cabbage, with mushrooms, with everything - try them all! 256
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Kiev with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!