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The spring on the calendar has come a long time ago, but we experienced its arrival just now: everything greens, flowers blossom, and birds sing.
And right now it is an ideal period for visiting landscape parks and nature reserves, which are so many in Ukraine. Read about the best of them.

Mariinsky Park

Let’s start with simple. Mariinskyi Park – one of the most favorite places for walks of Kyivans. The park is on a hill, so there is an excellent opportunity to admire Kyiv from the height of the bird’s eye during the walk. The park is divided into several sectors, which are connected by a bridge of lovers.

Where: Kyiv, near “Arsenalna” metro

Mezhyhiria

A little didn’t hear about Mezhyhiria in Ukraine, the former residence of Yanukovych. Nevertheless, the park welcomes new visitors every day. About 4 thousand people every day come up here in late spring and in summer.
Fountains, streaks, flowering greens – the place is extremely beautiful. The ships depart for a walk from the station on the water every half hour, you can also rent a boat or a water bike.

Where: Novi Petrivtsi village, 4 km from Kyiv

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Askaniya-Nova Biosphere Reserve

Not quite a park, but Askania-Nova must visit every amateur of nature. Moreover, it is best to do this in spring, especially after heavy rain. Trees, grass and plants garnish greenery and the freshness of nature will fascinate you forever!
In addition, to get to the reserve is relatively easy: there constantly travels from Kherson, you can go with the tourist group or by your own car.

Where: Askania-Nova, Kherson region

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Podilski Tovtry

The park’s unique nature is located in the Khmelnytskyi region, on the territory of 3081 hectares. Podilski Tovtry is considered a natural miracle of Ukraine.
This place is perfect for both ordinary tourists and extremists. There are many deep caves here, which are visited by small groups exclusively with the instructor.

Where: Bakota village, Khmelnytskyi region.

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Kyiv is a city with a rich history. It lived and flourished in the times of Kyivan Rus, was actively built up during tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, and flourished as a metropolis in the years of Ukraine’s independence. Here are just a few interesting stories that our capital is rich in.

Khreshchatyk

The name Khreshchatyk comes from the area of ​​Khreshchata valley (or Khreshchatyi ravine). There were practically no buildings on the site of the modern Khreshchatyk till 1806. And only at the end of the XVIII century first houses began to appear here, and the street has become the center of Kyiv at the beginning of the XX century. There was an incredible number of entertaining establishments, hotels, offices, banks and residential buildings.

St Andrew’s Church

The history of the church is long and confusing. From the sixteenth century on the territory of today’s St. Andrew’s Church were: Krestovozdvyzhenska and Epiphany churches. And in 1749-54, under the orders of Empress Elizabeth, a cathedral was built. This is the creation of the architect Rastrelli – a unique monument which became a masterpiece of the architecture of the Baroque era. The St. Andrew’s Church building is listed by the world community in the catalog “1000 Wonders of the World. Masterpieces of humanity of the five continents”.

Bessarabskyi Market

Bessarabska Square was not mentioned among market areas of Kyiv until the nineteenth century. There were courtyards, later they began to arrange booths, circus pavilions, and others. It is also worth considering the history of Bessarabska Square from 1874. The Kyiv authorities, having built Khreshchatyk banks and shops, decided to form a market here. The building of the market was built only in 1912.

Vasylkivska Street

The street originated in the XIX century on the ancient Vasylkivskyi way and was part of Velyka Vasylkivska Street, which began on Bessarabska. During the 90’s of the XIX century at the present-day crossing of Fedorova and Vasylkivska streets was Konna Square, where equestrian fairs were held.

Nyzhniy і Verkhniy Val Street

Verkhniy Val, Nyzhniy Val today is a wide street, through which not one century passed the border, dividing Podil into 2 parts. The Southern part or Podolsk is called Verkhniy Val, the North or the Ploska –
Nyzhniy Val. These names are preserved from those fortifications that once defended Podil from the north.

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery

St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv. Modern
St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery was built in 1108.
The Cathedral has experienced a series of horrific events since the beginning of the twentieth century, which in the end ended in a true tragedy. In 1919 the church’s values ​​of the St. Michael’s Monastery was looted and confiscated, and in 1934-35 the cathedral was destroyed by the Soviet authorities. In the late 90’s of the twentieth century St. Michael’s Cathedral and the monastery restored in the form that he had before the destruction.

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During the May holidays and a warm month will be enough the days off for the interesting and bright spending of time.
Let’s tell how to not miss in May and what to do in warm spring days.

Kyiv Star Kurazh Bazar

Charitable Star Kurazh Bazar always shines with thousands of stars. Stars on stage, stars on a flea market, stars help children.
Traditionally, once a year, 100% of the profit is transferred to charity.

Where: Expocenter of Ukraine, 1, Akademika Glushkova ave.
When: May 25-26
How much: 100 UAH

Evening of jazz and cocktails in the garden

Especially from Los Angeles, a wonderful jazz vocalist Chuck Winsley will come to us to sing jazz in the garden, and our friends from Ararat will prepare refreshing summer cocktails for you.

Where: 40, Vydubitska Str.
When: May 31
How much: 100 UAH

Strichka Festival 2019

This year, one more dance floor will be used: in one of the recently released shops where the cultural, educational and musical space is being arranged. That is, in total seven scenes. All other details, festival guide and schedule – later. Join.

Where: 31, Nizhneurkivska Str.
When: May 18-19
How much: from 1000 UAH

Run under the chestnuts

The quipment was purchased with funds collected during the 25, 26 and 27 runs for the Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardio Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine – the Electrophysiological Cardinion System EnSite . The system costs 62 million UAH. Run together!

Where: Maidan Nezalezhnosti
When: May 26
How much: 300 UAH

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Lviv City day: Lviv in retro style

The whole city wil try to implement a retro-style to create an unforgettable atmosphere and a diversity of events program for celebration of the 763th anniversary of Lviv.

When: May 3-5

Lviv Media Forum 2019

During the three days of the media forum, we will talk about the main media ideas and trends, focus on contemporary narratives and formats, and talk about tools and capabilities of digital culture.

When: May 30 – June 1
How much: 1500 UAH

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival 2019 

Craft Beer and Vinyl Music Festival!

Where: 24, Staroznesenska Str.
When: May 3-5
How much: from 30 UAH

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Odessa The opening of the 2019 season Ibiza Beach Club

May 24, one of the most popular singers – Elena Temnikova will open a new summer season in Ibiza Beach Club.
This night will be unforgettable, and impulses of a bright show will cover everyone.

Where: Arcadia
When: May 24th
How much: from 350 UAH

Spring Gesheft in Green

The very long-awaited spring will become even brighter and more contrasting with the spring gashchet in the Green Theater. Add filters – a diverse range of perception, we emphasize the freshness and beauty in your eyes.

Where: Green Theater
When: May 4 – 5
How much: from 80 – 100 UAH

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Easter this year will be celebrated on April 28th. We are waiting for a few days off at the end of April in honor of the celebration of the light of Christ’s Resurrection and May Day. Where to go on Easter 2019, what can you see interesting and how to spend your weekend unforgettable? We have prepared a review for you!

Cultural and entertainment complex “Mamaeva Sloboda”

The master classes of baking pastries in the traditional Dnieper oven of one of the huts on Mamayeva Sloboda and a master class of painting of Easter eggs are organized on the eve of the Holy Resurrection day.

Where:, 2, Dontia Str., Kyiv

Fair “Medvin: Easter week of needlework and hobby»

The program of the fair has more than a hundred workshops on various techniques of needlework, including free and promotional, for adults and children. For example, ethnic and artistic exposition of a handkerchief “Shawl like a guard”, confectionery products associated with Easter, and master classes for their cooking.

Where: 2-b, Saliutna Str., KyivExpoPlaza, Kyiv

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Easter Festival

The seventh festival started in Lviv at the beginning of April. The scriptures will be everywhere: in squares, in yards, on trees, and there will also be a gallery of Easter eggs half a meter high on Muzeina Square.

Where:, Muzeina Sq., Lviv

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Festival “Sakura Fest”

You will find the flower of sakura upon visiting Uzhhorod at the end of April. Dovzhenko and Rakotsi sakura planted streets, and also adjoining Pushkin square, sometimes called the Sakurova alley, are being planted into a fantastic paradise garden these days.

Where: Pushkina Sq., Uzhhorod

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Valley of daffodils

Since Easter 2019 coincides with the May holidays, you have every chance of getting to the very beginning of the flowering of white daffodils, the endless field of which is spread throughout the valley. It’s just an unforgettable sight!

Where: Valley of Narcissus Reserve, Zakarpattia region

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It happens that one wants romance, to be together. Disconnect phones and Internet, send children to grandmother and just enjoy the company of each other. We have prepared for you 4 home recipes of dates and ideal apartments for their implementation!

Romantic dinner is a classic of the genre

The obvious version of the evening for two is a romantic dinner. To keep the time spent together, for a long time, organize it in a special way. The muted light, pleasant spiritual music will create the appropriate atmosphere. And of course, not the last role here plays decor. Candles, rose petals, elegant views from the window are what we expect from a romantic dinner. The stunning design of our apartments will help you create the right atmosphere.

Evening on the roof or terrace

Make an evening on the roof of the house or a large terrace with a magnificent view of the city. This atmosphere will definitely exacerbate emotions and feelings and without a doubt will be in the “treasury” of your best memories. Ideas for mass locations, for example, two of them:

Hot bath

Perhaps one of the most romantic moments is the evening that holds in a lush aromatic foam. Despite its simplicity, the benefits of such a common relaxation are evident: nothing will make you closer than a luxurious bath one for two. And we can offer you even a pool in the apartment!

Walk without leaving home

Romantic walks are a breath of fresh air for any relationship, for a burst of love, unforgettable emotions. You are two – the only whole in the world of nature, beauty and charm. For those who want to arrange a walk without leaving the house we offer the following:

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If you ever think about where and how you spend time, this article is for you!
We selected up several quest-rooms in Kyiv, where you can get impressions.

Kyiv Show – Quest “Fight Club”

A large game with immersion and elements of the quest based on the “Fight Club” film. It’s not even a game but a real test for those who are ready to leave the comfort zone.
You do not observe the game of actors from outside, the game unfolds around you and you are the main character, and the elements of the quest will keep your interest while 2 hours of the event.

Where: 1, Bilomorska Str., “Art-Plant Platform”.
How much: from 399 UAH

Quest – Performance “Alpha CentaVR”

Alpha CentaVR is a quest with elements of the virtual reality of the new generation, which will allow you to travel to fantastic worlds and expanses.
The quest uses virtual reality, so you will find interesting puzzles that can reveal your spatial thinking.

Where: 2, Vatutina Ave.
How much: from 500 UAH

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Lviv Quest in reality “Legends of Lviv: Witch Sarah”

Lviv is a city of hundreds of legends, one of which is about how Sarah witch settled there. This legend, most likely born in the XIX century, tells the story of the manor house near Pohulianka park, which is associated with many terrible rumors, although its true appearance was acquired later, after being reconstructed and restored.

Where: 6, Konynskoho Str.
How much: from 400 UAH

Quest – room “Save the Secret Archive”

It is a stormy 1934. The leader of the uprising, together with his brethren, is locked up by the police and is under investigation. The state authorities of the communist regime wants to get to other members of the uprising, completely divide and destroy the organization. It is known that carefully documented throughout the activity of the wire. A secret archive can only be found by a person with a living mind and a hot patriotic heart.

Where: 6/8, Hoholia Str.
How much: from 500 UAH

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Odessa Quest in reality “Bandytska Odessa”

Want to plunge into the world of gangster Odessa, the glorious times of Moldavanka King – Yaponchyka and the Roman Pope of Odessa – noble thief Meyer Hersh? Do you think that you know everything about Odessa? Oh, how wrong you … Odessa knows everything for you!

Where: 37, Lazareva Str.
How much: from 700 UAH

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The true spring can be felt only in April. Spring is always very full of activities because it becomes warm, and seasonal events are becoming more and more.
Read our article about April events!

Kyiv Cheese and Wine Festival: 12th Kyiv Food and Wine Festival

The theme of the combination of cheese and wine is the main trend of the twelfth festival. Dozens of the best craft cheeses from the country will come to Kyiv to surprise you with their latest innovations and hits. What could be better than a glass of delicious wine on a warm spring day on a green lawn?

Where: 1, Akademika Hlushkova Ave.
When: April 20-21
How much: 100 UAH.

Kyiv Coffee Festival vol.5

This festival is for both coffee lovers and experts participating in world-class championships.
Those who adore the Latte, and those who recognize only the alternative come here. We love the guests who cook Turkish coffee in their own kitchen and those who know the names of all the baristas in the city.

Where: 1, Bilomorska Str.
When: April 20-21
How much: 120 UAH.

9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2019

The 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will take place in Kyiv on April 6-7, the ninth Kyiv-based half-marathon, which became a tradition for the city and its inhabitants. The routes on April 6 will lay in the park area of ​​Kyiv and all runners can enjoy the beauty of nature. Views and fresh air will support and fill with new forces.

Where: Kyiv
When: April 6-7

Kurazh Bazar Jazz Only

Swing, blues, vocal improvisations and saxophone – all this awaits you on the Jazz Kurazh Bazar. Jazz Kurazh became the most popular and most visited last year. Now, we will make it even better – artists, flea market and food court, star guests and the spirit of the New Orleans quay will surely be close by.

Where: 1, Akademika Hlushkova Ave.
When: April 20-21
How much: 100 UAH.

Kyiv Music Days 2019

The organizers plan to expand the topics of the programs this year, paying particular attention to such topical areas today as education in the field of copyright and related rights, fundraising and selebriti-marketing, vlogging and blogging.

Where: Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
When: April 12-14
How much: from 540 UAH.

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Lviv TED 2019: Bigger Than Us – Live Stream

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the most magnificent and inspiring event of the year – the global TED conference?
You are invited to observe the every minute excitement of the whole TED conference, among them reports that are presented on-site exclusively and may not be available on the Internet.

Where: 67, Henerala Chuprynky Str.
When: April 17
How much: $ 8.13

AI & Big Data Day 2019

The conference is devoted to the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence and processing of large data and is designed for data scientists, developers, startup entrepreneurs, scientists, the date of engineers, investors and all interested IT innovations!

Where: 199, Stryiska Str.
When: April 6
How much: from 1300 UAH.

Run the World

Challenge your forces in the half-marathon (21,0975 km) at a distance of 10 km or in a charity race for 3 km together with the strong runners of Ukraine on the picturesque streets of ancient Lviv!

Where: Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
When: April 14
How much: from 200 UAH.

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Odessa Odesa Velosotka 2019

Cycling “Odess’ka sotka” 2018 is held in the format of highway racing with the goal:
promotion of an ecological type of transport – a bicycle;
promoting a healthy lifestyle;
environmental education through engaging in types of recreational activities that do not harm the environment.

Where: Slavy Alley
When: April 6
How much: from 450 UAH

Maevka Festival 2019

The 6th annual MAEVKA electronic music festival will take place on the territory of the hotel complex from April 29 to May 1.
For three days the shore of the Black Sea will plunge into the festival life. The best artists of the national and European house and techno scene will share 60 hours of non stop music.

Where: Black Sea Hotel Bugaz
When: April 29
How much: from 600 UAH.

IN:Marketing Conference 2.0

You will learn about such concepts as:
trends in Internet Advertising 2019-2020, Google and YouTube secrets, how to promote your Instagram, find partners and new friends, create a sales funnel, customize digital marketing.

Where: 5, Haharinske plato
When: April 7
How much: from 850 UAH.

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St. Patrick’s Day is very soon – heavenly patron of Ireland. If you want to celebrate it with friends and have fun with all the heart, Dobovo offers a guide through the Kyiv, which guarantees unforgettable experiences.

Parade to St. Patrick’s Day 2019

The exact route is still under consideration.
Take the Irish flags with you, draw on a cheek a cloverleaf, put something green or come in a kilt.
You will be able to play musical instruments during the parade.

Where: Taras Shevchenko monument
When: March 17, 3 pm

Charity St. Patrick’s Day beer run

This year the participants are waiting for a 10 km race. During it – visiting six craft pubs with a mandatory beer check-in, which means a glass of beer 0.2 in the form of a treat from the sponsor of the event – the Hutsul Kraft Brewery Tsypa.

After all checks – return to the final point and award winners.

Where: Mohnatyi Hmil’
When: March 17, 3 pm

Irish What? Where? When?

The thematic tournament What? Where? When? in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will hold in Kyiv on March 17. The tournament will match the fifth game of the eighth season. To register for a tournament you need to purchase a ticket. If you do not have the opportunity to assemble a team – you can take an individual and play the team at any table.

Where: Sorbonne Restaurant
When: March 17, 6 pm

O’Hamsters in Docker Pub

O’Hamsters is a Celtic punk band from Kyiv. Their music evolved from a classic Irish punk with a tangible influence of folk music in modern high-speed Celtic-punk on the intersection with metal and hardcore punk.

Where: Docker Pub
When: March 17, 8 pm

Golden Gate Pub

A bright party in the Irish style in honor of the holiday will hold here. It will be celebrated March 16, not 17.

Program:

  • special traditional menu from the chef,
  • treats and prizes from the Golden Gate Pub,
  • all guests with green elements of clothes are treated with green beer.

Where: Golden Gate Pub
When: March 16

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The European nations saw winter off and met spring even in the pre-Christian period. Later, at this time, was the last week before Lent. This week in the eastern Slavs and, in particular, the Ukrainians became known as Masliana.

Masliana on the Expocenter of Ukraine

The guests will be treated with pancakes with a dozen different fillings on the street food court and in the warm “Bavarian court” on March 9th and 10th. Traditional thematic games and contests will be held for them, a festive concert and a collective burning of stuffed winters will take place. Among the activities: pulling a rope, fighting sacks, shooting in a shooting range, walking on stilts, master classes for forging happy horseshoes, “ice pillar”.

Where: Expocenter of Ukraine
Price: Entrance is free

Celebration Masliana in Feophaniia

Feofaniia Park traditionally celebrates Masliana. You will enjoy folk festivals in the park: fun entertainments for children and adults, battles on sacks, folk attractions.
The highlight of the celebration will be a multitude of pancakes for every taste.

Where: Feofaniia Park
Price: Entrance is free

Masliana in Pyrohovo

Guests will be treated with delicious dishes: dumplings, pancakes and nutmeg. Folk masters from all over Ukraine will offer their best arts and crafts. At 4 pm do not miss the burning ritual of the “Kostrubatyi did”, which represents the evil forces of winter.

Where: Pyrohovo
Price: 50 UAH

Masliana in Mamayeva Sloboda

The celebration in Mamayeva Sloboda will hold with dumplings with cheese. Everything will be exactly the same as in the Cossack village one hundred years ago. You seem to be in the past.

Where: Mamayeva Sloboda
Price: 120 UAH

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There is quite a bit left to X day which means that everyone is starting to go shopping, choose gifts and look for the answer to the question: how to spend this holiday interesting?

So, we bring to your attention the cool ideas of how to spend your holidays!

Flight in the aerotube

Flight in the aerotube – an unforgettable experience!
It’s not as dangerous as a parachute jump, but the feeling is almost the same as a parachutist.
The aerodynamic simulator simulates the free fall – the air flow at a speed of about 200 km/g allows you to enjoy the feeling of free flight.

Cost: from 500 UAH

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Flight over the old Lviv

Lviv is a fabulous city which you should visit, but a special pleasure is the contemplation of the beautiful landscapes, castles and old streets from the height of a bird’s eye. Fly on the balloon from the concerns of the modern world – a fairy tale embodied in life!

Cost: from 6 000 UAH

Tours of restaurants in Lviv

Taste delicious dishes at the most famous restaurants in ancient Lviv. Here is the European atmosphere and Western Ukrainian cuisine. Take a walk around the city center and visit a place whose fame rises outside the country. A professional guide completes a gastronomic tour of fascinating stories about the history of Lviv.

Cost: from 450 UAH

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Horseback riding on the beach

What can be better than a little trip along the beach riding on calm horses? Enjoy the beautiful creatures of nature, breathe fresh, tender blooming of moist air. Horseback riding is a great way to spend your weekend!

Cost: from 500 UAH

A marine walk on a yacht in Odesa

Just imagine: you are getting away from the berth on a white yacht, the coast is getting bigger, old houses are getting smaller, turning into a colorful landscape. You can view all the stones and algae, and sometimes lucky enough to meet dolphins under the transparent glade of water. You will definitely capture the spirit from this picture!

Cost: from 250 UAH

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