New Year in Kiev
Each city has its own special aroma, which is remembered after the trip and evokes pleasant associations and images. Winter Kiev smells of fried chestnuts, mulled wine and hot chocolate, which are served in city cafes and restaurants. These aromas make it especially cozy, and therefore romantics and dreamers love to meet New Year in Kiev..
Cradle of Russian cities
It is not for nothing that the capital of Ukraine is called the mother of Russian cities, because its history is a centuries-old chronicle with the brightest pages. Winter holidays are a great occasion to get to know Kiev and get imbued with its special spirit.
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is one of the most significant architectural ensembles and the first Christian monasteries of the ancient Russian state. It was founded in the XI century, and since then the Lavra is the main Kiev attraction for every Orthodox traveler..
Around the same time, St. Sophia Cathedral was erected, which stores in its interiors original mosaics, made by order of Yaroslav the Wise. St. Michael's Cathedral was built a century later and destroyed during the Soviet era. Restored from the ruins in its original splendor, it is called the Gold-Top and is famous as the ancestor of the tradition of covering domes in Russia with gold leaf..
Celebrating the New Year in Kiev, travelers try to visit other memorable places to take a few photos for a family album. The House with Chimeras, built in the Empire style at the beginning of the 20th century, fits especially luxuriously into the frosty winter landscape. This building looks fantastic and mysterious, the facades are decorated with rich decorations and sculptural groups representing real and fantastic animals and birds..
The strange house gave rise to many legends, which the people of Kiev gladly tell their guests. For more than a hundred years of its existence, the House with Chimeras has managed to visit both a residential building, and a veterinary department, and a clinic, and the headquarters of loggers. Today the restored architectural monument serves as the residence of the first person of the state..