Feofaniya Park – Kyiv

Autumn is here.. given color by the changing leaves.. and one of the prettiest places to see these in Kyiv, Ukraine is Feofaniya Park..

Park - Feofania

 

Located in the suburbs of the southern part of the city and easily reached by marshutka..

Entrance - Feofania

 

 

Brick pathways wind through this 1.5 sq km park

Park Path 2 Park Path 2 Park Path 3 Park Path 4

 

A couple small lakes with a gazebo sit waiting

Lake Gazebo 2

 

And St. Pantelemion’s Cathedral stands watch over all

Monastery and Lake 2 Park Path with Monastery

 

A great place to unwind from the hectic days in the city.. or just sit back and look at the wonderful show delivered by the coming of autumn..

Happy Travels!

 

Shot of the Day – Kyiv, Feofaniya Park

Feofaniya Park

Following up yesterday’s post of St. Panteleimon’s Cathedral (Nunnery) , I thought a word or two about Feofaniya Park would be appropriate.  This rolling hills park with it’s wide bricked paths and multiple ponds reminded me of my home city parks in Denver, Colorado. While most parks in Kyiv seemed to be mainly uncontrolled forests with paths, Feofaniya is sculptured, trimmed and a botanical beauty, filled with flowers, trees and shrubs. In my mind, it is surpassed only by the M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Gardens.

It is definetly worth the metro ride to the Ipodrom stop and short (#768)  Marshutka ride. Entrance is free to the park and transportation will set you back an even 5 uah (less than $1.00 USD)

Feofaniya Park Gazebo

Park Brick Paths

St. Panteleimon's Cathedral standing guard

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Shot of the Day – St. Panteleimon’s Cathedral (Kyiv)

St. Pantheleimon Nunnery

St. Pantheleimon Nunnery is a wonderful Eastern Orthodox  cathedral located neighbourhood of Theophania. It is considered a high point in Russian Revival ecclesiastical architecture. It can be most easily reached by taking the Blue metro line to the Ipodrom stop and marshrutka #768 to the end of it’s run.. Then a short walk down hill to the park entrance.. Total cost – 5 uah for transportation …  park entrance is free.

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