Andreyevskiy Spusk
Andreyevskiy Spusk
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,436 contributions
Couples
We were so impressed with all the beautiful churches and cathedrals in Kiev, and this one was no exception. Sadly it was closed the day we were there, but the outside is just breathtakingly gorgeous! The architectural design reminded me a lot of churches and cathedrals in Russia. Perked up on the hill, the colors just stick out vibrantly, and its beauty just can't be matched!
Written December 17, 2020
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Maria K
21 contributions
Business
We could only see the church from the outside . It’s breathtaking !Unfortunately we were told that there is construction going on inside ...so we could not enter
The area is very beautiful. A Street of cobblestone going around the church with artists selling paintings. A great place to take a walk .Full of trees and benches were you can take a breath .
Written November 10, 2020
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Barbara M
Oregon3 contributions
Great place for a walk down the hill. I visited the area as a part of my private walking tour with a guide, and I am so glad she took me there. I bought a pair of lovely ear hand made rings for my 12 year old daughter. Better visit the street on weekends.
Written May 20, 2021
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PowerTrippers
Cocoa Beach, FL1,217 contributions
St. Andrew's Descent is quintessential Old Europe. The incredible cathedral, the wide stone streets, the sidewalks lined with merchants, the old buildings... it feels like you're stepping back in time. Unlike many other cities, the vendors in Kiev are actually selling some nice, quality items. We picked up a number of very nice gifts and souvenirs here at very inexpensive prices. Give yourself some time at St. Andrew's Descent and just enjoy a beautiful time in Old Europe.

-The Power Trippers
Written August 15, 2019
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bathpair
Bath, UK532 contributions
Family
The layout of this church means it appears deceptively small on the inside. When I visited it was crammed with worshippers and officials and whilst the spectacle was interesting this was not one of Kiev's better churches.
Written December 16, 2014
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fw93
London, UK95 contributions
My friends and I went there in the evening for the first time, when the sun was setting, so it was a really pleasant walk (we went back for souvenirs on the next day, at 3 in the afternoon, the blazing sun killed us). Great painters, cafés and antique stalls. The entire descent is very picturesque.
Written August 9, 2012
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bathpair
Bath, UK532 contributions
Family
This is an interesting walk either up or down hill in a very historic part of the city. Lining the streets are stalls selling all sorts of items ranging for good quality pictures to some absolute tat. However it is a great place for hunting out souvenirs. When I was there it was very steep and slippery in the ice so beware !
Written December 16, 2014
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kyivite
Beijing, China15 contributions
Andriivsky Uzviv is a must-see even if you don't want to buy any art or souvenirs. A person can find just about any type of gift here at any time of year. The artists & artisans are out selling their wares from January - December. It doesn't matter if it's raining, snowing, blistering hot or windy--they are there.

Normally the vendors start setting up around 9am but if you want to see more, wait until around 11am. On the weekends, there are even more vendors out.

A person can see &/or buy sports memorabilia, old Soviet Union coins, Soviet uniforms--even an airforce jumpsuit. There are also grammophones/victrolas, beautiful ladies shawls, & tons of paintings--every type of genre too. Of course, there are the traditional nesting dolls of various shapes & sizes, hand-carved Ukrainian war maces (also various sizes & carvings), gorgeous hand-painted lacquer boxes, & Amber.....lots & lots of amber.

Everything is negotiable. If you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian, bring a paper & pen or a calculator to show what you're willing to spend. Of course, this doesn't guarantee that the vendor will sell it to you for that price--but you can ask. And don't be afraid to ask. You'll never know unless you try. =>

I'd also like to recommend that you take a closer look at St. Andrew's Church--which is the halfway point of the street--and absolutely gorgeous!! You won't be disappointed. There are concerts given here in the evening. A schedule of events is posted at the entrance at the base of the stairs.

Now if you're up for it & your lungs aren't giving you problems due to the steepness of the street, walk all the way up the hill to the very top. There is Kofe Xos (Coffee House) on the corner which serves wonderful coffee, tea, mochas & lattes.

If you don't care for a snack, continue straight up the street & you will run into St. Sofia Cathedral--another gorgeous church complete w/ bell tower. Then once at St. Sofia's turn around (your back facing St. Sofia's entrance), you'll notice another beautiful old church, this is St. Michael's--also worth a trip to see. The murals on the entrance walls at St. Michael's are fantastic! There are also several sculptures here too.

Kyiv (Ukrainian)/Kiev(Russian) is a beautiful ancient city and one that is well worth a visit. Don't be shy--come!!!! We'd be glad to have you!!!!
Written September 18, 2008
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Thomas Tashentucker
Sunderland, UK39 contributions
Solo
Andriivski Descent (Andrew's Descent) is a fantastic walk down a rather steep street lined with many and greatly varied little market stalls. A cobblestone street it leads to a little known and oldest areas of Kyiv, the Podil district where you will find Sanson shopping Centre, Globus Underground Shopping Centre and also Zhitnii, a covered food market with it's roots back in the 15th century.
Written March 5, 2018
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Polichka
Kiev31 contributions
Honestly speaking Andriivskiy uzviz is my favorite street in Kiev. Me and my boyfriend usually go there for a walk during weekends. I think it's a must see place in Kiev. Obviously it's a tourist place with lots of souvenirs, but believe me it's been like that for years, and it definitely has a scent of history and artists' life. people used to come here and bring their own paintings etc.
Tip for tourists. don't get lazy going down the street as prices start descending there. if you are looking for vyshyvanka or rushnyk (traditional embroidered shirt and towel)don't get it from the shops on top of Andriivsky. there is a nice lady on the right hand side as you go down the hill with huge choice of embroidered stuff (hand made) and the prices are really cheap (ranging from UAH 150 to UAH 450, which makes USD 18 to 56). for the same stuff, but veeeeeery poor quality, but on top of Andriivsky (next to the church) you will pay at least USD 75. don't get into tourist trap!!! good rushnyk has to be very accurately made on the back side, it has to be almost the same as on the front.
make sure you visit Andriivsky uzviz, coz if you haven't seen it, you haven't really been to Kiev.
Written July 1, 2010
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