Golden domes and shimmering spires peek out from the wooded hills rising above the wide Dnipro River. Leafy-green Kyiv, with its traffic-packed boulevards, shopping malls, countless churches, brilliant music and lively nightlife, has embraced capitalism, yet held firmly to its heritage. The Caves Monastery is the spiritual heart of Ukraine, and nearby, a gigantic Brezhnev-era Motherland statue bearing sword and shield casts her all-encompassing eye over the city, the river, and its island beaches.
||1 Hryvnia = 100 kopiyka
Fire Brigade: 101
European Emergency Number: 112
The Ukrainian Weekly
What's On Kyiv
||The general opening hours for shops are 10am-9pm every day, and often even longer for malls, although some shops close for lunch. Banking hours are usually 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday, and currency exchange kiosks (Obmin Valut) are open 9am-9pm daily. ATMs (Bankomats) can be found plentiful throughout the whole city.
||There are several Tour Info Kyiv booths located throughout the city, the most central one being in maydan Nezalezhnosti. Staff normally speak English and will be able to assist by providing information, buying public transport tickets, bookings, etc.
Tourist info phone: 6116