anything else worth a look..?
Well, first of all Kijiv is famous for its chestnuts and their blossom in May-June. So this is, probably, the best time to visit:
If you are interested in Kijiv from architectural point of view, then:
Kievo_pechers'ka Lavra - the oldest monastery of Ukraine, based on the caves of monks living by the Dnipro river. It is a place of many saints of Orthodox church burial, dating back to XI century.
The Cathedral of Dormition
Andrijivskij Uzviz - the oldest street in Kijiv, on its steep descent there are ancient buildings, churches, always crowded by young painters and people selling books, works of art, souvenirs etc.:
At its top there is a famous St. Andrew's church of XVII century:
The Golden Gates of Kijiv:
Independance square - famous for its multiple historical events, but recently for the place of Orange revolution main location - Majdan Nezalezhnosti:
The Dniper, the 4th largest river in Europe, flows through Kijiv and Ukraine into the Black Sea. There are summer cruises in the summer time down the river. On the way you may visit Kaniv, place of burial Of Taras Shevchenko - the greatest Ukrainian poet of all times:
or go further to Khortytzya, the largest island on the Dnieper - the holy place of Ukrainian patriots, Zaporozhian Cossacks military base, where they lived and took decisions regarding wars with multiple enemies of the Ukrainian state:
Kijiv National Opera House:
Here is a photo of a bandurist playing his instrument:
Presidential residence - Mariinsky Palace:
This might be interesting place too:
Magdeburg Right Column:
This is just a small part of what Kijiv has to offer. You will find tons and tons of places to go to: museums, historical places, concerts, nightclubs,.. This city dates back to 5th century (when it was a little settlement).