Central Botanical Gardens
The long, steep hill running along the Dnipro River from Olympic Stadium and Mariyinsky Palace to Rodina Mat continues south for several...
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
While the Museum of the Great Patriotic War was built belatedly in 1981 to honour Kyiv's defenders during the 'great patriotic war' of...
There's not much to say about Rodina Mat (literally 'Nation's Mother', but formally called the Defence of the Motherland Monument)....
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Vydubytsky Monastery information
Few churches appear more frozen in time than those of the Vydubytsky Monastery, nestled into the hill's dense foliage beneath the Central Botanical Gardens. If you found the crowds at the Lavra a little too much to bear – or if you're just into intense serenity – you should not hesitate to come here. The monastery, which is thought to be at least as old as Kyiv, is looking in fine fettle today after centuries of catastrophes followed by years of Soviet neglect. The monastery is home to a small community of monks, who, quite frankly, have chosen a much more monk-friendly place to practise their faith than the increasingly touristy Lavra.
The bucolic church looking down on the monastery from the crest of the hill is the recently restored Trinity Cathedral (Троїцький собор).