Kiev is city with a long history. Its historic heritage is perhaps the most interesting to discover. The main street, full of modern bars, restaurants and shops, leads to the famous Independence Square, while the Golden Gate, a major fortification built in the 11th century, sits in the very heart of the city. Visit the opera and the House with Chimaeras, an incredibly original building. You can comfortably explore the city on foot or by metro, and don't hesitate to ask the locals for directions.