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Artery of Podil: Sahaidachnoho Street

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the few streets in Kyiv, which almost completely retained its original appearance
20:09, 5 May 2017

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One of the few streets in Kyiv, which almost completely retained its original appearance. This area was built up in the 1830s-1840s after a big fire, which destroyed Podil in 1811. The main part of the houses are two-story mansions, the first owners of which were wealthy Kyiv philistines, merchants, craftsmen.

In 1896, on this street, the first tram in the Russian Empire was launched, which connected the center of Kyiv with Podil. In 1977, the track was removed and the roadway part was re-planned for road transport. However, since last year Sahaidachnoho Street is closed on weekends and holidays, turning into a place for hiking.

Related: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy: The pearl of Podil

At the end of the street, there is a monument to Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi, installed in 2001. This is one of the few equestrian monuments of the capital.

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