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The Market in Svyatoshino district at the beginning of the 20th  century. Kiev
Tuesday, 17 May 2022


Kyiv city tours > Kiev Architectural Chronicles

Nikolaevskiy kostel on Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya street The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
 The house with chimeras

The past and the present of any city are reflected in masterpieces of city architecture. Kiev is extraordinarily rich with its architectural masterpieces. Any architectural style of the last millennium can be found here starting with the austere temples of Kievan Russ and finishing with constructivism and Stalin’s empire style.

The Prime excursion bureau staff will help you to get in touch with the secrets of the enigmatic world of architecture in Kiev (Kiev architecture history is 15 centuries long history), as well as to understand the styles, the style imitations and the stylizations of Kiev architecture. During the tour you will learn about the styles of Kievan Russ architecture in Kiev (Kiev was the capital city of Kievan Russ) and about the Ukrainian baroque style architecture. You will see the numerous masterpieces of baroque and classical architecture in our city.  

The style of modern Kiev architecture was formed at end the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. The modern streets network was laid down then. The second half of the 19th century was known as the especially fruitful in historical retro approach period in Kiev city architecture. Many fanciful architectural styles such as Neogothic, Neorenaissance, Neobaroque, Neoclassic and New Russian style were introduced in Kiev. Matter of fact these styles are still used by some top modern architects as the sources of their inspiration.  

In 1890-1917 Art Nouveau style was the most popular architectural style in Kiev. The very big popularity of Art Nouveau could be explained by its beauty and elegance. It was the world of its own. There are many Art Nouveau style buildings in the center of the capital city of Ukraine. That’s the dominating architectural style there. The modern architecture of Kiev is influenced by Art Nouveau style too. The Silver Age architectural style in Kiev has been formed with spires, towers, mosaics, fanciful window, gate and balcony grates, caryatids and mascarons, the most various decorations on facades, as well as entrances, stairs and roofs. 

You will learn a lot about the architectural masterpieces created by many prominent architects and building engineers who have glorified our city. They are B. Rastrelli, I. Grigorovich-Barsky, A. Melensky, Vincenzo and Alexander Beretti, V. Gorodetsky, V. Nikolayev, G. Schleifer, A. Kobelev, P. Alyoshin, A. Dobrovolsky, А.Vlasov and many others. 

During the tour you will visit Vydubichi area, Lower Town of Kiev, Old Kiev Hill and Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street. You will see in particular the famous House with chimeras, National Bank building, the ancient Vydubetsky monastery, St. Andrew’s church, the historical building of the Kiev Mohyla Academy, Guest Yard and Contract House in Podol. You will rediscover the Kreschatik Street ensamble too.


Here is some useful information:

  • The tour is 3 hours long tour.
  • Our English and German speaking guides are at your service. All our guides are high qualified licensed tour guides.
  • We can provide you with transportation service too.
  • You can order your private tour any time.

Andreevskaya Church
The building of the National Bank of Ukraine
The conservatory on Kreschatik


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Kiev Architectural Chronicles


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