Forgotten Soviet Heritage

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20 EUR

Soviet Kyiv is a city of red flags, spacious streets, gigantic fountains, lines to nearly every shop, tickets' system for household items and a total deficit. Soviet times is an integral part of our history - let's discover it with the honour and recognition together!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Yanna
Local Guru

Hello to everyone who’s reading my non-touristic tips for Kyiv! I’ve spent 15 out of my 27 years here, and I know plenty of interesting things to see and do. It’s full of attractions for adventurous souls.

I love being part of the Like A Local community, and I adore showing travellers around my beautiful Kyiv. I can take you on a tour of the city’s hidden gems, cultural hotspots, confectioneries and coffee shops, tech scene…the list goes on.

I hope to welcome you soon!

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Highlights

  • Find the so-called house 'on the legs'
  • Observe Soviet time murals&frescos
  • Feel the taste of the legendary soviet pastry
  • Discover an abandoned fountain and Napoleon cake House
  • Visit Urban Space 500 - unique social restaurant
  • Get to know the sculpture that's supposed to symbolise friendship

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Description

This tour is a portion of pure nostalgia for everyone who has lived in the Soviet Union and one more proof for youngsters that Soviet architecture and heritage can be tremendous, controversial, spacious but not ugly.

During the tour I will make an attempt to:

- clarify how to differentiate Soviet architectural styles: Soviet Empire, constructivism, brutalism, rationalism;
- discover the way of Soviet people life (based on the real life stories, of course);
- visit the most impressive buildings on our way and take photos in front or inside them.

Please, be aware that this tour is devoted to culture and architecture, it's not covering any politics propaganda and not inspiring a return of a communism as a regime.

At the end of the tour I hope, my dear guest, that you will reach your own logical conclusion about the Soviet times.

NB! If you are interested to visit or get to know about some particular places just let me know and I will show you them during the tour or after.

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What’s included & not included

  • guide service
  • private walking tour
  • unforgettable experience
  • entrance fee
  • paper map of Kyiv
  • tips are welcome (but optional)
  • food&drinks

Meeting point

National Opera House of Ukraine (Volodymyrska Street, 50, Київ, Україна)

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

Nice, competent lady
for Yanna’s tour (Forgotten Soviet Heritage)
Interesting walk with Yanna, she knows a lot about this past ere
J
Great walking tour from knowledgable guide...
for Yanna’s tour (Forgotten Soviet Heritage)
If you revel in architecture and want to see the Soviet era brought to our urban environment in the present...this is a really good tour.

My guide offered insight and facts which were interesting and insightful.

A bonus is that one gets to see so much of Kiev en route...

Recommended!

This operator has 15 reviews for other tours

4.8/5

Yanna is so sweet!
for Yanna’s tour (Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local)
It was my third time in Kyiv and this time I brought friends with me to Ukraine. We enjoyed the walk very much and even though I had done also another walking tour from Like A Local it was awesome that the two routes had very little in common. Yanna showed us some beautiful buildings, little statues of Kyiv symbols, took us to the cafe with best eclairs and shared her personal feelings and opinions about Ukraine and was flexible to finish a bit earlier when we got hungry. Thank you, Yanna, for a lovely day!
True hidden gems
for Yanna’s tour (Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local)
I would like to thank Yanna for her fascinating stories on the old and modern history of Kiev. She is enthusiastic, mobile, intelligent person.
I am firmly suggest Yanna as a guide for her deep and factual knowledge and wish her all the best.
Oksana Soul
Great Tour
for Yanna’s tour (Kyiv Hidden Gems Tour with a Local)
We did the Hidden Gems Tour with Yanna and it was great. She showed us around the city, pointing out the not so obvious and provided us with a lot of information.
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