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“not to be missed”
Review of Andriyivski Uzviz

Andriyivski Uzviz
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Full Day Private City Tour of Kiev
Ranked #5 of 498 things to do in Kiev
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Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“not to be missed”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is one of Kyiv's landmarks.
Nice architecture from 19th century. Main destination for souvenirs purchase.
The best way is to go from Andriivska church down to Podil and Kontraktova square.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A fun way to walk downhill”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

This is one of the oldest streets in Kyiv. The best way to approach this to take the funicular up from Kontractova Ploscha, then spend sometime on the hill where Andriyivska church is located, and then leisurely walk down the hill and shop and/or just look at all the neat souvenirs and sites on the street. We immensely enjoyed looking at historic homes including that of Mikhail Bulgakov and shopping. The souvenir prices are about the worst in the entire city, but some of the items are unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Bring a local friend and have him/her do the bargaining for you.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My favourite place in Kyiv!”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

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.

Visited August 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“In the best part of town”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I couldn't quite imagine what a 'beautiful' road looked like, but this one really is. Cobbled all the way from Kontraktova Ploscha lined with colourful houses and winding up to St Andrei's Church which you can see on a bed of green leaves from the bottom - it is a stunning church. We spent hours walking up and down Andriyivski Uzviz. Some nice (if a little tatty) souvenirs to buy. Be careful, my friend bought an 'original' 1940s Leica with a Nazi stamp and all - we were convinced this was for real. When I walked past the stall the next day, there was an identical camera there.

I also recommend popping into Lviv Chocolate Factory cafe at the botom oft he street and having some of the absolutely divine chocolate 'soup' (dark, milk or white) or a bowl of fruit covered in chocolate - delicious.

We stayed in a hostel just off Andriyivski Uzviz so spent a lot of time in the area and particularly enjoyed sitting on Kontraktova Plosha, joining the locals with a beer from the supermarket (in July). On the corner, Puzata Khata (red logo, you'll see people sitting along the floor-to-ceiling windows on the first floor) has excellent Ukrainian faire for very reasonable prices. We had either breakfast, lunch or dinner here every day. Check out the cherry dumplings or the home-made sausages.

Visited July 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“MOst beloved place in Kiev”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We practive walking along the street late afternoons. It's full of historical spirit. You will find handmade things sold there and a lot of cafes and restaurants with good food and mostly moderate prices.

Visited June 2012
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