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kyiv Travel Guide

Shopping in Kyiv

Kyiv is becoming a capital city of European standard with all the shopping options peculiar to large cities, there are many newly emerged shopping centers and boutique shows; you will find shops that cater to everyone’s interest from small boutiques to large shopping malls.

The best place for shopping in Kyiv is the City Centre, where visitors can find important shopping malls. The imposing Globus Shopping Complex, behind the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), attracts many locals and tourists alike who can find brands like Esprit, Springfield, Timberland, or Swatch. The Mandarin Plaza, located at 6 Maidan Nezalezhnosti, is equipped with a large number of very good restaurants, expensive shops and chic boutiques. Maidan Nezalezhnosti is itself an informal gathering of souvenir stall holders. Ukraina has been one of the most popular shopping malls in Kyiv during the last 40 years.

Andriyivskyy Descent is one of the best known historic streets in Kyiv, it is also a traditional marketplace where you can find a large number of street vendors selling a nice collection of things such as communistic souvenirs and folklore, every Sunday there is a market.

In Khreshchatyk (the main street of Kyiv) you can find anything from second-hand mobile phones to luxurious watches. One of the best farmer markets in Kyiv is Bessarabsky Rynok, at the corner of Khreschatyk and Prospect Shevchenka, here you will find almost any vegetable you want.

Cash is preferred in Kyiv, US dollars can be changed at many exchange points around the city; avoid changing money with private individuals. Personal checks practically do not exist, there are many places that accept major credit cards, be careful about scams.

There are over 50 supermarkets in Kyiv, some that deserve a mention are MegaMarket, Billa and Furshet, these chains offers a huge variety of products of great quality.

Most shopping malls open daily from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.

Below is a list of some of the most popular shopping centres and markets in Kyiv:

Mandarin Plaza 01004, Kiev, Ukraine, Basseynaya Str., 6 +380 (44) 230-9590
Globus Shopping Complex Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) +380 (44) 371-1137
City Center 7 Khreshchatyk Street +380 (44) 229-1556
Metrograd Bessarabska Square +380 (44) 247-5665
Ukraina 3 Peremohy Prospect +380 (44) 416-2438
MegaMarket Gorkogo 50, Kiev
Furshet 50 Gorkogo Street, 6 Krasnykh Kazakov St., 3 Surikova Street
Billa 85 Mayakovskogo Ave., 3 M. Grishka Street +380 (44) 531-1292
Voronin Ukraine, Kyiv, vul. Korolenkivs'ka, 3 +380 (44) 289-7016

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