Kyiv in winter is very different from the lush, green gardens of the warmer summer months. But it's just as beautiful - if not more - during the chilly months! The Snowy landscapes, white trees and the freshness of the frosty air puts the beauty of the architecture at center stage. See below for a short sightseeing guide around Kiev covering the city's most picturesque spots to check out this winter.
Stay in style at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre, located near the Ukrainian capital’s spectacular Golden Gate monument, is offering guests a brand new look after a full renovation, including all rooms, a brand new meeting & events area as well as the lobby area and bar. The stylish design is influenced by local heritage, but reinterpreted using modern materials with attention to the smallest details. Whether you're into interior design or are simply looking for a central and stylish location in Kyiv, the Radisson Blu hotel will ensure your stay is a memorable one.
So, now that you have your accommodation settled, next step is planing your itinerary. See below for a guide to the top spots to visit in Kyiv.
Visit the cultural sites
Afterwards you can proceed to the St.Sophias Cathedral which in its time was the first site in Ukraine to be inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The spacious Sofiiska square in front of the glorious bell tower is usually a place for city festivals and celebrations.
Nearby – actually opposite one another – you'll notice the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Its vibrant light-blue color, sparkling golden domes under the sun and bright fresco paintings will fascinate you. Travel photography enthusiast? You'll want to schedule in some time at this location!
Shopping and entertainment in Kyiv
Having warmed up a bit in the Monastery, take a 10 minute walk to the Kyiv central street and historical Maidan square. Here you can find many underground shops, restaurants and cafes for any taste and price point. Strolling along Khreshchatyk, you won’t miss the newly renovated, unique Kiev department store – TSUM. This is the location not only for Ukrainian and international fashion brands, but a venue for presentations, events and entertainment.
Wrap up with a romantic night
Climbing up Bohdana Khmelnitskigo street, you'll reach the National Opera of Ukraine. A ballet or opera performance can turn your evening into a night of romance and culture.
After the performance, embark on a delightful culinary journey with a new Executive Chef in our elegant restaurant Mille Miglia. Enjoy a special offer by showing your National opera house ticket and experience a fresh take on Italian cuisine!
Feel the difference with the new design of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv City Centre and enjoy easy access to the city’s top cultural sights.
Psst! Why not celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve in Kyiv?