One of the city’s oldest and most beloved streets is often described as the “Montmartre of Kiev”. It connects Kiev’s Upper Town neighbourhood with the historical lower district of Podil.
The descent, 720 metres in length, starts on the summit of the Starokyivska Hora near the late-Baroque Saint Andrew's Church (which gave the street its name) before winding down Zamkova Hora hill to its end at Kontraktova Square.
In the 18th and 19th-century, the street was mainly filled with merchants and craftspeople. Today the winding cobblestoned descent is a traditional venue for outdoor festivals and fairs, and it is scattered with various art galleries, museums, cafés, bars and restaurants. In addition to its intriguing architecture, you will find several historical landmarks and monuments, including the Castle of Richard the Lionheart and famed author Mikhail Bulgakov's house-turned-museum.