Discover Kiev, host city of the 2018 Champions League Final
The Champions League Final will take place in Kiev on 26 May. It is the first time it will be held in the Ukraine and the second time it is hosted by an Eastern European country, after the 2008 final in Moscow.
Ukraine is not a touristy country and not many people know it well, so this event will give us the chance to learn a bit more about its history and discover the sights in the capital (there are quite a few!). We would like to propose a weekend break in Kiev, a city full of monuments, markets, churches, and, of course, football!
Located between two hills and connecting upper Kiev to Podol’s shopping street you’ll find Andriyivsky Uzviz, also known as “Saint Andrew’s slope.” 720 meters of paving stones that will make you enjoy a historical tour among important monuments like Richard the Lionheart’s Castle, Saint Andrew’s baroque church and famous Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov’s house. You will also come across many art galleries and shops on your way where you may buy the typical matryoshka or enjoy one of their famous pyrizhky.
By Isabel Sánchez-Vallejo from longoneday
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The Pirogov Outdoor Museum is a unique tourist attraction that transports you to another time and merges you with its landscapes and its people. Located on the south of Kiev, this Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine expands along 1.5-square-kilometres full of cabins, mills, ponds, sunflower fields and hundred pieces of Ukrainian folklore. The easiest way to get to this idyllic place is to take a public bus or taxi, in half an hour you will go from the city center to a totally natural environment.
Pirogovo is a perfect place to spend the day with family or friends, prepare comfortable shoes and get ready to get lost among old schools, more than two centuries old wooden churches, handicrafts markets and native people predisposed to show the best of this settlement.
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Halfway between restaurant, thematic museum and tourist attraction in Shekavica, you will not only enjoy from nice food, you may also be filled with different elements of Ukrainian culture and folklore. Every room represents an Ukrainian life’s different scene and even the same staff is dressed in traditional costumes and interprets in their own way a role while serving diners. Traditional music also plays a prominent role, with live shows every night.
Here you will get lifelong recipes like borch, a creamy red soup elaborated based on beet and meat, which is one of the most typical recipes of the country, but you will also get almost forgotten recipes that their chefs have recovered.
As it is not a conventional restaurant, it is not exactly cheap, but you can come up there just to take a coffee or a tea and enjoy the facility.
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00 h
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