Places of Interest

Mezhyhirya Complex

Mezhyhirya is the former private residence of one of the presidents of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. The park itself is located on the right bank of Dnipro River, and on its territory, there is a forest, a zoo, a duck farm, a stable as well as lakes with swans.

Mezhyhirya has long been a favorite vacation spot of Kiev residents and residents of the Kiev region, a tourist attraction, and one of the preferred places for a beautiful wedding photo shoot.

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A sufficiently large part of the park is set aside for a zoo, where aviaries with ostriches, deer, wild boars, mouflons, antelopes and pheasants are located. Also, there are kangaroos, Australian emus, American nandus, peacocks, Australian geese, and an earth hare.

Photo by: K. Shatohina. From: https://life.bodo.ua

The Mezhyhirya complex occupies no less than 140 hectares and, among other things, there are houses on its territory, a yacht pier, an equestrian club, a shooting gallery, a tennis court and other entertainment and tourist complexes, as well as hunting grounds. For lovers of literature and art, there is a library of rare books and ancient icons in the residence.

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On the territory of the park, there is the so-called clubhouse “Honka”. It got its name from the name of the Finnish company “Honka”, which is the world leader in the construction of environmentally friendly wood buildings.

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Particular attention should be given to the white piano located in the house where students of music schools are giving concerts now.

Photo by O. Popenko. From: https://hromadske.ua

In the inner harbor of the residence, there is a floating house with round-shaped illuminating windows. It was used for receptions, however, now it is called the Palace on the Water. The palace was called so because of expensive materials used inside decor – a tree of valuable species, gold leaf, marble and crystal. And the ceiling of the main hall is decorated with three luxurious chandeliers.

Photo by: O. Stel’mah. From: https://www.livejournal.com

The residence is also known for a collection of priceless cars. 35 vintage cars and 7 motorcycles are stored here.

Photo by O. Popenko. From: https://hromadske.ua

Another feature of the park is a large dog training center. Local dogs have a groomer, a gym, a swimming pool – everything to prepare them for exhibitions. Dog handlers are proud that they also prepare dogs that are looking for explosives.

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In 2015, a children’s camp was opened on the territory, mainly for children from low-income families. English lessons, sports competitions and zoo tours for exploring exotic animals are held for them.

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To bypass the entire territory in a day is almost impossible. You can book a tour on electric cars and drive around the main attractions. Another option is to rent a bike. But you definitely have to get there and admire all luxury and beauty with your eyes.