Podol is the oldest district of Kiev, which has a great pre-soviet architecture, quiet streets, and a nice selection of restaurants. The district is located near the center of Kiev, on the banks of the Dnieper River and close to several major tourist attractions Kiev - St. Andrew's descent with its souvenir street and numerous art galleries nearby.
The advantages of living in Podol:
- Podol is an unusual place with a beautiful pre-Soviet architecture and quiet cozy streets;
- At Podol you can find many places where you can spend your free time or meet up with friends, especially restaurants, cafes and art galleries. In particular, on Sagaidachnogo St. there are plenty of good trendy restaurants and shops;
- The main advantage of living in this area is that the area itself is pretty quiet and very close to the center;
- Inside the district you can find some historical monuments of Kiev: St. Andrew's Descent, St. Andrew's Church, House of Mikhail Bulgakov;
- Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, one of the most prestigious universities in Ukraine and pro-Western, located in the center of Podil;
- Not far from St. Andrew's descent is Vozdvizhenka - a new luxury neighborhood, all buildings located here were built in style of Baroque and Kiev modernist style;
- The only one funicular in Kiev connects Podol with St. Michael's Square and the St. Sophia Cathedral, which are located in the neighboring Shevchenko district.
Metro stations in Podol district: Ploscha of Taras Shevchenko, Kontraktova Ploscha, Poshtova Ploscha, Petrovka