There are places in Kyiv that are not included in the excursion programs, but this does not make them less interesting, surprising, beautiful, and sometimes even shocking. We offer you the top of little-known places in Kyiv!
Elevator for one person
What could be unusual in an elevator? Elevators can be passenger, cargo, hospital, industrial, cargo-passenger ... But have you ever seen a personal elevator for one person, and even in an ordinary apartment building?
In the very center of Kyiv, next to Khreshchatyk and Passage, along Proreznaya Street, 11-B a unique single elevator is still working. Its form resembles a closet or a storage room. There are no automatic doors to which most of you are accustomed - you can get into the elevator by opening its door manually. There is a little more than half a square meter inside this space, and the age of the elevator is estimated in decades!
The harshest gum in the world in Hydropark
Such a sarcastic description of the open-air gymnasium in Hydropark was given by the authoritative publication Daily Mail. Instead of boxing punching bags the car tires are beaten here, and the dumbbells are welded to the ground with chains so that they are not stolen. There are no soft seats or plastic handles on the equipment. Rusty spare parts, welded together and painted in blue, are just outdoors.
Secret station of the Paris underground type
Kyiv metro has a lot of abandoned objects. One of such forgotten secret stations is “Telichka”, between “Vydubichy” and “Slavutych”. Its fate is similar to the history of “Lvivska Brama”: the construction began in 1991, but after a couple of years all works were shut down. This was supposed to be the first station constructed according to the type of the Paris underground, but now it is not known whether the citizens of Kyiv would ever go down to the Telichki platform.