For locals, these places won’t be a discovery: they have surely heard about it but might have seen it all first-hand. Kyiv is packed with wonderful places that hold centuries-old history. Temples, museums, cathedrals, parks, theatres … The majority of tourists, coming to the Kiev tour for the first time, walk all day along Khreshchatyk Street and Independence Square, and in fact, this is only 10% of what you can see in Kyiv.
Checkout the amazing unusual things to do while on Kiev tour:
1. Enjoy Visit to Museum of the Toilette History
Did you ever heard about this kind of museum? This is a very interesting, unusual and cute museum, filled with a history of hygiene and sanitation from the ancient world till now. It has the biggest toilet collection in the world according to the Guinness book of world records of 2015. This is particularly an experience that you don’t want to miss, so don’t hesitate to go!
2. Bar “Malevich”: Coffee and Wine Pleasure Hidden in the Kyiv Yard.
A cozy little place, smartly hidden in the small yard of Kyiv central area is well-known only among locals. There you can drink delicious high-quality coffee and get accustomed with lovely local wines, as well as cheeses from Ukrainian farmers.
The small size of the bar forms a chamber atmosphere, interior in the avant-garde style with main colour as black, and classical music, every single detail will not remain unnoticed.
3. Get Your Marvellous Emotions in the Anti-cafe “Four-legged House”
Who does not like cats? These fluffy soft-skinned living beings have won hearts of many people around the world since ancient times! Unfortunately, not everybody gets chance to keep this fluffy miracle in his house – someone doesn’t have much living space; someone has family members having allergy with these…
But there’s always a solution! You get surprised o know that, Kyiv anti-cafe houses not only cats but a real mini-zoo. There lives a fancy African hedgehog of white colour, chinchilla, fluffy rabbits, and a terribly curious raccoon. Come and enjoy – tasty aromatic tea or coffee, wonderful cookies, coziness, and family warmth.
4. Pump Iron at the Most Hard-core Outdoor Gym in the World
This exclusive open-air gym was initiated by Polish gymnast Kasmir Jagelsky and maths professor Yuri Kuk in the early 1970s. The apparatus, some of which looks more like torture machinery and foreign creature, is made ordinarily from old machinery and scrap metal. Kyivans, call it “Kachalka”, the name comes from the Ukrainian word ‘kachat’ which exactly means ‘to pump’.
Rusted tank chains and aquatic salvage parts have been roughly forged together to produce the most primeval and basic of strength and resistance machines. The equipment is attached strongly to the ground so that it isn’t stolen. Come and pump the iron! And, by the way, it’s free.
5. Embrace the Aura of the City in the Witch Bar “Lysa Gora”
Kyiv is the mystical capital of Europe; there you can see 13 bald hills where witches can meet. The Investigation has never got here, according to the ancient legend, the Earth is fenced by a snake biting itself by the tail, the place where the head and tail meet is situated on a bald hill, and the hill is situated in Kyiv. Come and unlock the mystery yourself.
6. Be Stunned by the Unique Museum of Scythian gold
There is no other Scythian collection anywhere else like you can see in the Kyiv Historical Treasures Museum. American President Bill Clinton was mesmerized by the treasures of the museum, especially by the collection of Gems – the famous “Golden pectoral” (chest decoration of a Scythian king). It is decorated with the scenes from the life of the Scythians.
7. Fly High above the Dnipro River
This spirited ride is undeniably a well worth the experience. A 1745 feet long and 203 feet above the water trolley have stretched out from the right to the left bank of the Dnipro River. It offers “passengers” to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Kyiv and its riverfront. And it takes approx. 40 seconds to fly to the sunny beach on the Trukhaniv Island, which is located opposite the incredible Podil area.