Ukraine – the city of Kyiv and its interesting places – Kiev Private Tours
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Ukraine city of Kyiv
5 Feb

Ukraine – the city of Kyiv and its interesting places

If you have already visited in Ukraine the city of Kyiv, visited all its tourist attractions and read all the guidebooks, the following article is for you.

Squat 17b yard cafe

A small cozy pop-up cafe hid in the courtyard of the squat on 17b Tereshchenkivska Street. Here they will treat you with coffee, cheesecake, and plum cider; they often hold concerts, master classes and other interesting chamber events.

Why come here: drink coffee in a cozy courtyard and make selfie in a cool mirror

Address: 17b Tereshchenkivska Street

More about this place here.

Natasha, 28, trend watcher:

Squat 17b yard is a corner of coziness and tranquility in the turbulent flow of thoughts, movements and changes of the big city. You can find it only if you’ve been there before; because of this, you often feel surrounded by “your” people. The founders are making a lot of efforts to get interesting people, inspiring discussions, new projects and a warm atmosphere around the place they are genuinely fond. And they succeed!

Cafe Select

Behind one glass door there is a coffee house with coffee and croissants, a flower shop, and a fashion show room. It has pleasant music and smells of coffee. You can settle down both inside and on the summer terrace overlooking the Novopechersky Lypky. For vegetarians, there are sweets with dates and even vegan ice cream.

Why come here: buy a dress, bouquet and coffee within the same room

Address: 12 Dragomirova Street

More about this place here.

KMArt Yard

KMArt Yard is open art space within the walls of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Lectures, film screenings, concerts, presentations, master classes, workshops, dance evenings and other similar events are often held here. Also you can always come to drink coffee, eat, play table games with friends or work.

Why come here: to become smarter and expand your horizons on one of the lectures or just play table games with friends

Address: 9 Ilinskaya Street

More about this place here.

The closed part of Fomin Botanical Garden

The territory of the botanical garden near the University metro station is divided into two parts: the general one, where you probably walked dozens of times, and closed, scientific, which in recent years was only opened a couple of times for the RetroKruiz festival.

You need to agree in advance about visiting the latter; but the greenhouses there are definitely worth it! You can find out details on the official website.



Why come here: walk around the territory untouched by crowds of people and visit the greenhouses

Address: 1 Simon Petliura Street

More about this place here.

Rozumna kava

This is a small cozy coffee house with its history; the place offers delicious classic coffee and alternative, cocoa, masala and match latte; if you are clever and correctly answer the question, you get a discount. In addition, you can get not only coffee, but also colorful magazines and guidebooks to Kiev.

Why come here: feel smart and get a discount for coffee

Address: 10 Yaroslaviv Val Street; 10 Prorizna Street – Close to the Golden Gates

More about this place here.


Rockfellow is the first anti-cinema in Ukraine, where you can “put the movie on hold”. Rent one of the cinemas, choose and watch any movie or sports broadcast, play table or video games, make a party or celebrate a birthday – all this can be done in Rockfellow.

It is allowed to bring drinks and food.

Why come here: watch your favorite movie at a convenient time and in a pleasant company

Address: 30/32 Borichev Tok Street

More about this place here.

Anna, 20, student:

When I found out that a place of this format had opened in Kiev, I wanted to see it with my own eyes. There is a lot of freedom here: you can watch a movie, play Xbox, arrange a date or get together with friends, chat and eat pizza. Everything to suit your mood and the company. With and without reason.

I celebrated my birthday there. They helped to organize everything: starting from choosing the best suiting room and finishing with the supplier of food. There are many rooms for a different number of people and with different designs. There are movies and Xbox games to choose from, table games. Anti-cinema also provides plates and cups, ice, shaker and other necessary things. I was satisfied. I’ll come there again.


BOTAN is a club library of non-fiction and fiction on Vozdvizhenka. Here you can read, “rent” or buy a book you like, drink coffee with branded dessert, read the latest press, lie in a hammock and work. Several times a month literature classes and public readings are held.

Botan is the new sexy!

Why come here: read the book in a pleasant atmosphere and listen to “Fairy Tales for the Night”

Address: 9-12 Vozdvyzhenska Street

More about this place here.

Elena, 26, manager:

“Botan” is located in a quiet part of the city center. This place suggests: “Go sit in the library.” At home, I constantly move while reading. I read a lot, I even tried to organize myself a special place with a lamp and pillows, but… then I want coffee, then lie down, then sit on the window (which I do not have). So, Botan is about me. I can stand at the same time, lie down, drink coffee, jump from book to book, switch light… and all this in absolute silence. Yes, the silence there is also like the snow in summer.

The Kiev Hippodrome

Built in 1969, the racetrack occupies an area of ​​45 hectares. On Sundays competitions are still held. And if you know the hidden paths, you can take a walk on the territory of the hippodrome on a usual day too.

Why come here: find a hole in the fence to get inside, stroll through the deserted territory of the racetrack and find horses.

Address: 10 Akademika Glushkova Avenue

More about this place here.


BreakWater Wake Club is hidden in the bowels of Trukhanov Island. Here you can try wakeboarding or water skiing, sit in a seaside cafe, smoke a hookah and just relax in nature.

Why come here: learn wakeboard and relax in nature

Address: 40 Trukhanivska Street

More about this place here.

Pavel 29, product designer:

More than a year ago I hardly knew anything either about BrakeWater, or about wake surfing in general. One day, my wife made a surprise for my birthday: we came to some strange place among the bushes on Trukhanov Island to learn how to ride wake surf and have dinner. When I arrived, I was surprised: a well-groomed territory, a lawn for summer relaxation under the sun, a pantone for parking boats and a restaurant, nice staff. She found out about the place from her friend Kolya, the world-famous wake surfing champion, who sometimes spent time there and gave lessons to other guys.

Our goal was wake surfing. Technically it’s surfing but on a short board and a low wave. It was cool!

The price for this please is rather moderate: 475 UAH starter pack (you will be taught – dragged on the water until you get on the board and go) and 45 UAH/minute of skating (10-15 minutes is enough). The price includes equipment, a vest and a boat. On weekdays it is cheaper.

The Kiev Fortress

This old building is several centuries old; it is the biggest earth fortress in Europe and the second largest in the world. There are guns, a museum and a fireplace hall with a grand piano, where sometimes they held concerts. But you should come here for a different reason. You will see stunning view of Kiev and Olympic stadium from its hills. Take a blanket with you and come there at sunset.

Why come here: arrange a picnic overlooking the Olympic Stadium and walk around the territory of the nearby Military Hospital.

Address: 24A Hospitalna Street

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Kate Dobromishev

Tour Guide in Guide me UA / English language / Private Tours in Kyiv

  • Bryan
    07.02.2018 at 11:06

    Hey, nice list! I’ve been here a year and didn’t know about several of these places. Thanks!

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