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• The park is located in the center of the city.
Its story has about a half of century. The park
is one of the most picturesque parks of Kiev,
and is designed in the so called English style.
The park contains more than 80 trees; a lot of
roses grow here. There is Peoples’ Friendship
Arch, the Puppet Theatre, and the Museum of
the water in the park. It is very famous due to
the fact that the Mariinsky Palace, one of the
greatest monuments of Kiev, and at the same
time the principal residence of the Ukrainian
President is situated on its territory.
Fomin Botanical Garden
• Fomin Botanical Garden is one of
the oldest gardens in Ukraine.
Currently it is a research institution
of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National
University and at the same time
fulfilling the educational and
Several generations of botanists
created in the Botanical Garden a
unique collection of plants of
different geographical origin, which
has about 10 thousand units. On the
territory of the garden a wide range of
natural fauna samples is presented.
The garden is considered one of the
most unique natural sites of Kiev.
• The Kiev Zoo has existed for already one
hundred years, and during this period it
gradually turned from public menageries
into one of the biggest zoological parks of
Europe. The Zoo collection contains more
than seven thousand three hundred
animals of 414 species. The territory of the
Zoo has expanded, new facilities appeared
there: «The Island of Animals»,
enclosures «The Aviary» for rare birds –
black griffins, «The Bears Continent». The
Zoo contains such species as the
Przewalski’s horse, Grant’s zebra,
Southern white rhinoceros, tapir flat,
hamadryas baboon, Japanese macaque,
and many others.
The Park of Glory
• In 1967 in the city centre at a natural lime park the Park of Glory was
opened. The Alley with the names of the Heroes of the Soviet Union and
the defenders of the homeland leads to the high monument of Glory,
created by the architect Tyurin. Near the monument there is the Eternal
Flame, which symbolizes the memory of the Unknown Soldier. In June
1970 a five - meter high sculpture called «The Soldiers» by architect Yuri
Ushakov was created here.
• The National Museum «Pirogovo» is a set
of folk architecture and everyday life in the
open air. The museum was founded in
1976. There are over three hundred
monuments of 16-19 centuries from all over
Ukraine: Prydniprovje, Poltava land,
Slobozhanschyna, Polesje, Podolie, the
Carpathians and the Crimea.
These are the estates with rural
homes, and old wattle and daub
houses, and wooden churches, and
windmills, and many other exhibits
illustrating special features of
Ukrainian life during the past
• It is one of the largest parks in Kiev,measuring 150
hectares.There are four lakes, a sport complex, a
funfair and a museum of the work and life of
Ukrainian poet Maxim Rylsky. In this park there
are also several lakes, playgrounds, restaurants