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Київський національний університет будівництва і архітектури

Повітрофлотський проспект, 31, Київ, 03680 / Телефон: +38(044) 241-55-69 / www.knuba.edu.ua


Схема проїзду

Потягом до залізничного вокзалу Київ-пасажирський, далі – маршрутним таксі №401, автобусом №69 або тролейбусом №9 до зупинки “Вулиця Освіти”.

Літаком до аеропорту Бориспіль, далі – автобусом “Аеропорт Бориспіль-Київ”, далі тролейбусом №9 до зупинки “Вулиця Освіти”. Літаком до аеропорту Жуляни, далі тролейбусом №9 до зупинки “Вулиця Освіти”.

Автобусом до центрального автовокзалу, далі тролейбусом №42 до зупинки “Севастопольська площа”. У всіх випадках зручно користуватися міськими автомобільними та маршрутними таксі.


Recommendation hotels (closed to KNUCA):

"Oberig Hotel"

“Kozatskiy Hotel"

“Okiev Hotel"



If you need help to booking, you can to write to gorkovchukjulia@gmail.com with name and data your trip.

TRAVEL TIPS

Ukraine is a newly independent nation undergoing profound political and economic change, still in the process of stabilizing its relations with neighboring countries

VISA:

Visas for citizens European countries

Starting from May 1, 2005 through September 1, 2005 no visas are required for citizens of EU countries or Switzerland.

No visas are required for citizens of Poland, Hungary, Romania, Mongolia, Yugoslavia (except Slovenia and Croatia) and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).

Visas for US citizens

The President of Ukraine signed the Decree No. 1008/2005 "On the Establishment of Visa-Free Regime for Citizens of the United States of America" on June 30, 2005. According to the mentioned Decree, starting July 1, 2005 visas are not required for the US citizens who enter Ukraine within six months after their previous trip to Ukraine or transit through its territory for a period of up to 90 days with a valid American travel passport.

Visas for citizens of Canada

The President of Ukraine signed the Decree No. 1134/2005 "On the Establishment of Visa-Free Regime for Citizens of Canada" on July 26, 2005. According to the mentioned Decree, starting August 1, 2005 visas are not required for the Canadian citizens who enter Ukraine or transit through its territory for the period of time of up to 90 days with a valid Canadian travel passport.

Visas for citizens of Japan

The President of Ukraine signed the Decree No. 1107/2005 "On the Establishment of Visa-Free Regime for Citizens of Japan" on July 19, 2005. According to the mentioned Decree, starting August 1, 2005 visas are not required for the Japanese citizens who enter Ukraine or transit through its territory for a period time of up to 90 days with a valid Japanese travel passport.

Visas for citizens of other countries

In order to enter Ukraine you need a visa. Visas can be obtained from the the Embassy or Consulate of Ukraine in your country. Please contact Ukraine embassy in your country for current visa requirements..

CUSTOMS: Visitors are generally required to make a verbal identification of their baggage and declare foreign currency in excess of $10,000.

Prohibited to import into Ukraine:

Means of transportation that are 5 or more years old for permanent use on the territory of Ukraine, for selling or breaking into parts, except for cases mentioned above;

Strong, poisonous, radioactive, explosive substances, other objects that can harm the population and animals or contaminate the environment;

Printed materials, cliche, films, negatives, photos, movies, videos, computer disks, scripts, records and other audio recordings, drawings, and other printed materials that contain propaganda of war, racism, genocide etc;

Objects (goods) that are prohibited to import by the Ukrainian legislature;

Objects (goods) that are imported against the rules of industrial or intellectual property;

Food products without the relevant certificate.

Prohibited to export from Ukraine:

Objects (goods) which require state warrant, except for personal belongings;

Precious metals, stones and their produce, cultural valuables with a purpose of sale;

Strong, poisonous, radioactive, explosive substances, other objects that can harm the population and animals or contaminate the environment;

Objects (goods) that require veterinary, ecological, sanitary or phitosanitary testing are allowed only after passing such testing at the correspondent station.

CLIMATE/TEMPERATURE: Ukraine's climate, is moderately continental. Summers are mostly warm dry and winters are usually mild and west. The average temperature in January is -7 Centigrade and in July +19

MONEY IN UKRAINE - CREDIT CARDS, ATMS, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, TRAVEL CHECKS

Ukrainian money

The official monetary unit in Ukraine is the Hryvnya (official sign UAH). 1 hrivnya is worth 100 kopecks. Banknotes come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 denominations.

Currency Exchange

You can exchange currency for Hryvnias at a number of locations in any Ukrainian city. If you are arriving at Boryspil International Airport in Kiev, you will find currency exchange offices located in the airport, but please note that the exchange rate will be less favourable than in Kiev.

Once you are in the city, it is a good idea to change money into local currency at major hotels, or official exchange offices.

Current foreign exchange rates in Kiev:

If you plan to travel only to Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv (and a few other of the largest cities), then exchanging large currency bills ($50 and $100) will be no problem. Smaller cities, however, may be difficult and you may want to take only small denomination bills.

Beware of changing money on the streets or with private individuals. It is illegal, and it can be dangerous.

Credit cards

Ukraine is primerialy a cash economy. Traveler's checks and credit cards are gaining wider acceptance in larger cities.  Visa and Master card are commonly accepted. American Express is also accepted, but it is not as popular as Visa or Master Card. A passport or diplomatic card may be required whenever a credit card is used.

ATMs in Ukraine

You should have no problem at all getting cash at ATM's in any large Ukraine city. You can check with Visa or Mastercard online to get a listing of all ATM's in the city you plan to visit. You may find ATM's in big hotels, some department stores, restaurants, and just in the streets.

Nearly all ATM machines are offering only Ukrainian currency. In some ATM's in the largest cities (Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv) you can get USD, but they are very limited. In Kiev, there are a few ATMs offering USA - mostly it is PrivatBank's ATMs.

In order to withdraw money from ATMs one should know their personal identification number (PIN), which must contain numbers only, as Ukrainian keypads have no letters. One will pay a fee for using ATMs but this fee is considerably lower than that for traveler's checks.

Travelers checks

Travelers checks are not easily accepted in Ukraine. It is better not to bring them, since a high commission rate (around 3%) and much paperwork is required to cash the checks. If you still want to take some traveler's checks on your trip, take Thomas Cook or Visa, which are the most common in Ukraine.

To cash traveler's checks you will need your passport and a receipt of purchase. Electricity: In India electricity supply is at 220 V, 50 Hz. Round pins (2 or 3) can fit in the power sockets. Adapters are generally available at all hotels.

ELECTRICITY: The standard electric voltage is Ukraine is 220 volts. If you are traveling with electric appliances/accessories, be sure to bring an adapter for the outlets. For bigger and more valuable equipment, it is a good idea to bring a surge protector.

TIPS Restaurant bills normally include a 5% service charge, however, you'll often find that a few extra hryvnias (10% suggested) can make your dining experience a lot more pleasurable.

 

KYIV ATTRACTIONS

Khreshatik St.

Once upon a time this place (now the city's main avenue) was a woody valley with a brook on the bottom. The valley was called "Kreschata" (Crossed) and it was crossed with ravines and paths leading from the Upper Town to Pechersk. Now it is a street of restaurants, cafes, shops, etc. Many Kievites and travellers gather here both on cold winter days and hot summer nights to socialize, meet friends, have a rest and enjoy their evenings and week ends. On weekends and holidays this wide avenue with chestnut-trees on the left side is closed to transport - very often you can see your friends and acquaintances among this huge colorful crowd, singing karaoke, listening to musicians and gazing at clowns.

Independence Square

The reconstruction works finished in 2002 on the square profoundly changed the city's image. During the reconstruction the Lyads'ky Gate was found right on the spot. It was the same gate which was assaulted by Batu Khan in the 13th century, having lost any hope to force his way through the Golden Gate. He managed to destroy the Gate enough to allow his numerous troops to break into the city. You will see the gate as a backdrop to fountains, which gather people around. If you have a chance, visit the underground entertainment center "Globus" right under the square, where you will be able to have a rest from the noisy and crowded street.

St. Andrew's Church

In the year 1744 the Russian Empress Elizabeth was visiting the home-land of her favorite Alexey Rozumovsky and decided to build her summer residence here. She herself laid the first symbolic brick of the new palace and church. A famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelly supervised the construction. Now the church-museum catches the eye of the visitors straight away. Its beauty and the aura of history make the place a must for visitors. 

Kiev-Pecherska Lavra

The Cave Monastery was built almost eight centuries ago. First mentioned in the Tale of Bygone Years for the year 1051.
Near Caves, so-called because of their proximity to the Dormition Cathedral. The caves measure 228 m in length, with a depth of 5-20 m. The caves were first used to house monks and later as burial places. The unique geological structure of the soil and constant temperature resulted in the natural mummification of some of the interred remains. There are 75 burial niches in the caves, including the remains of saints and political leaders. In the Near Caves three crypt churches have been preserved.

Far Caves. measure 280 m in length and are 5-20 m deep. They contain 45 burial niches and three churches. 

Besides these monuments, the Cave Monastery contains many examples of civil architecture of the 18th-20th centuries and fortification structures from 1698 - 1701. 

Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life

The open-air museum is set on 150 hectares of picturesque terrain on the southwestern outskirts of Kyiv. It has over 200 structures moved here from various regions of Ukraine or reconstructed on the spot. The museum has some 40,000 ethnographic exhibits, including folk costumes, fabrics, embroidery, carpets, ceramics, articles of metal, wood, glassware, musical instruments, paintings, tools, household articles and the like. These objects are exhibited both inside the cottages and other farm buildings and in the permanent exhibition halls. 

The museum organizes craft days three or four times from May to November, when visitors can see blacksmiths, potters, coopers, weavers, carpet makers and other craftsmen at work. On Sundays, choirs and folk musicians stage concerts of Ukrainian music. Enjoy your time - you can ride a horse here (US$ 10 per hour) and also have real Ukrainian borsch in a local restaurant. 

Golden Gate

This fortified wall, defining the limits of the city and serving as a protective barrier from invaders in centuries past, dates back to 1037, the reign of prince Yaroslav the Wise. When Mongol Tatars tried to break through the gates, they did not manage and moved on to search another way to invade the city. The place was restored to its present condition in 1983, and it now serves as the Golden Gate Historical museum. The structure is located in downtown Kiev, just outsite the Zoloti Vorota metro station.

St Sophia's Cathedral

Was built in the first half of the 11th century to commemorate the victory over the Pecheneg tribe. Here you will see portraits painted by unknown painters of the past, will be able to read frescoes on the walls (the 11th century) - people's requests to God, great mosaics (some of them were so unique, that they were stolen by Nazis during the Second world war and are preserved in German museums now). The cathedral preserves a sarcophagus with the remains of Prince Volodymyr. St Sophia is rightfully considered as the treasure of Ukraine and is protected by UNESCO. 

National Opera House

Is situated at the crossing of Khmelnyts'koho and Volodymyrs'ka streets. The beautiful exterior of the building is supported by the impressive majestic interior design. The Opera staff does all their best to satisfy the most demanding spectators. See the ballet "Spartacus" with more than 80 ballet-dancers or the opera "The Fair in Sorotchintsy" - about 100 singers and 40 musicians leave great memories - you will be impressed by the creativity of Ukrainians. The Ukrainian "Scheherezade" ballet is considered to be one of the best in Europe. 

Andriyvsky Uzviz

There are some special places in every city that make it distinct from the others. Andriyivs'kiy Uzviz is an integral part of the Old Kiev Preserve; once it was the shortest way to connect the princely Upper Town with commercial Podil. Now it is the Kievites' favorite place for outdoor fairs, festivals and concerts. Travellers come here to visit art-galleries, shops and studios. Only here wiil you see a great selection of innumerable souvenirs, antiques and paintings! Be sure - you will leave this place with many pleasant impressions and nice gifts.

http://www.virtualkiev.com - Pictures of Kiev