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Published on: 26 Feb 2017 by brinsonmini

Andrew's Descent Walking Tour

Andrew's Descent is one of the most mysterious and ancient streets of Kiev. There are no
legends the local old-timers don't talk about old times. But be that as it may,
the kievans love this place. Here you can see any audience: tourists, artists, deputies,
musicians, artists, rockers, just walking people. All harmoniously coexist on
the street, which for the past 200 years has been full of life. Take Kiev walking tour with travel agency OLK - https://olk.kiev.ua/en/vse-ekskursii/kyiv-tours/walking-tours-around-kiev/.

Andrew's descent is in 5-minute walk from the metro station Kontraktova Square.

We usually start our walk by St. Andrew's descent  from the top. Somehow it has traditionally
happened. We are welcomed by the monument to Golokhvastov and Pronia Prokopivna
where the crowds of people are always taking photos. The next what we see is
St. Andrew's Church. Among the yellow leaves, it looks especially luxurious. Crowds
of merchants with magnets, paintings, bracelets, all kinds of souvenirs,
clothing, flags, embroidery and other products. Andrew's descent is so
multifunctional street that sometimes one wonders how can this all fit here. Here
you can see Bulgakov Museum, "one street" museum, theater
"Wheel", a staircase to "the Castle hill", Richard Castle,
picture gallery, monuments, antique shops and dozens of cafes, restaurants,
hotels and other wonderful places.

Taking a walk, we stopped for a while to admire the paintings. By the way, there were
presented a lot of interesting works in a variety of styles. All of them are
"live" and bright. But architecture, of course, is what deserves the
most of attention.

The great writers and artists, merchants, and even the pre-war government executive of Kiev
lived here. And it's even said that once the Andrew's descent housed a brothel.
The walk by the descent can take anywhere from thirty minutes to several hours,
and even then, it is possible to lose sight of something interesting. Autumn is
the best time to stroll through the old town. It gives it a unique charm and
mystery, especially when a fog envelops the low beautiful buildings.

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