Kiev is the capital of the Ukraine, and a city that has such grandeur and beauty – that makes it a tremendous visit. It is home to three million people and bisected by the Dnieper River.
We’ve picked out the 7 best Kiev Instagram spots so you’ll be able to take home the perfect holiday photo with you.
1. St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery
The golden dome looks like something out of a fairytale and is actually a functioning monastery which sits on the banks of the river. You’ll find more info here.
2. Independence Square
The square has been at the centre of political life in the Ukraine and especially so since the country declared independence in 1990. A real symbol of the country and the perfect place for a Kiev Instagram shot.
3. Replica Eiffel Tower
You don’t have to go all the way to Paris because you’ll find this 18m replica right here in the city centre of Kiev on Henri Barbusse.
4. Besarabsky Market
The best place to come and get a sense of the real Kiev, see the locals living their lives and to get some colourful photos of the food.
5. Friendship of Nations Arch
It was opened in 1982 under the USSR to celebrate the 1,500th Anniversary of the Kiev city. The design has stood the test of time and if you can get in there on your own you’ll have an incredible Kiev Instagram shot.
6. The Motherland Monument
This unique monument will form a great backdrop to your photos but for bonus marks you can reach 2 observation decks which give a great view of the city from 30m and 90m.
7. Pechersk Lavra
Better known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves it is an Orthodox Christian monastery. The name surrounding district comes from the monastery.