Bohdan & Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts
Russian Art Museum
With 2000 paintings, it is the largest collection of Russian artwork outside Moscow and St Petersburg.
With its long green belt along the river and forested islands, Kyiv is a good place for cycling. This pan-Ukrainian bicycle-rental coop...
The German-influenced menu (all dishes served with charming mugs o' ketchup and mustard), smoky basement air and chummy environment...
O'Panas Blyny Stand
City's best blyny (pancakes) come from a shack in front of the otherwise unspectacular Ukrainian restaurant, O'Panas.
Bohdan & Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts information
Lonely Planet review
Kyiv's most impressive collection of European art boasts Bosch, Velázquez and Rubens among the many masters represented, but they are only part of the attraction. The house, with its frescoed ceilings and intricately carved woodwork, alone is worth the price of admission. All the better that it's packed with priceless antique furniture, ancient Greek sculptures, porcelain ceramics and dazzling paintings, such as a version of Hieronymus Bosch's Temptation of St Anthony . The museum's climax is on the top floor: four rare religious icons from the 6th and 7th centuries. Even if icons aren't your thing, it's hard not to be moved by these primitive Byzantine treasures. And we've only described the 'Western' wing. The 'Eastern' wing has Buddhist, Chinese and Islamic art.