Wander along the Kreschatik, Kiev’s main thoroughfare, and immerse yourself in the daily life of Kiev. Discover upmarket stores, visit important Kiev historical monuments or simply watch the city go by from one of the charming cafes or picturesque squares.
Kreschatik measures just over a kilometre long, extending from European Square, through Kiev’s main Independence Square, to Bessarabskaya Square. In this square, you will find the traditional Besarabsky fresh produce Markets, the grand Kreschatik is a must-do on any Kiev itinerary.
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Kreschatik: The meeting place of Kiev
Having been completely destroyed in World War II, Kreschatik was rebuilt in typical neo-classical style of post-war Stalinist architecture. Significant renovations were carried out during the modern period of Ukraine’s independence and today Kreschatik exists as Kiev’s administrative and business centre, as well as a popular place for both Kievans and tourists alike.
On the weekend, Kreschatik closes to traffic, creating a strikingly different atmosphere to the hubbub of the working week.
At the centre of the Kreschatik lies the beautiful Independence Square, known as The Maidan. This is the centre of public political activity in Kiev, where some of the city’s biggest political movements have taken place, including the famous Orange Revolution protests of 2004.
Stay in the heart of Kiev, minutes from the Kreschatik
Located in a stunning monument of architectural beauty dating back to 1903, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kiev provides five-star comfort in the centre of the city. Perfectly placed for both tourists and those attending Kiev conferences, the hotel is a short stroll from Kreschatik.
Before heading off to discover Kiev, enjoy the Super Breakfast Buffet in the superb Bistro Côté Est or kick-start your day with a session in the fully equipped, 24-hour fitness centre.
Book your stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev today and discover the remarkable city of Kiev and Kreschatik.