Visiting local museums and historical sites is the best way to learn about Ukrainian culture, however, it should be noted that many of the sites do not provide English tours. A guidebook is always beneficial. Culture is highly regarded in Ukraine and most Ukrainians are knowledgeable on the great classical composers, ballet, and operas. Apart from this there are so many Medical Universities in Ukraine offering MBBS to international students.
In general, Ukraine is a place with a highly developed cultural life; especially in the major cities like Kyiv, Lviv, and Odesa. The diversity of Ukrainian cultural life will satisfy the diverse tastes of guests of the country. Most urban centers will offer classical performances including opera, ballet, drama theaters and concert halls and these performances regularly sell out. Art museums and galleries are prolific, as are folk singers, and modern rock.
Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, is more than 1500 years old and has many historical places and architectural buildings to visit. It’s most famous buildings as well as the whole downtown core has been renovated and modernized. As such, Kyiv is becoming one of the most beautiful European cities. Following the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 a vibrant urban art culture has grown to use large scale murals as a way to communicate and promote Ukrainian culture and heritage. You can learn more online here.
Traditional historic places to visit in Kyiv: Sofia Kyivska, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Andryivsky Uzviz, Historical museum, museums of art,Ukrainian Ethnographic museum in Pyrogovo, Taras Shevchenko museum, the National Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Philarmony.
Other Popular Cities in Ukraine include
- Lviv: a medieval city in the West of Ukraine formerly annexed by the Polish and Austo-Hungarian Empires. The city’s architecture has remained the same since construction and offers a stunning view of how medieval and empirical cities of the past were constructed.
- Odesa: a city on the Black Sea mostly known for its massive port. With Greek, Ukrainian, Moldovian, Russian, French, Portuguese and Jewish heritage, the city offers a unique mix of cultures and flavours.
- Carpathian Mountains: also in the West of Ukraine, the Carpathians are a special place to most Ukrainians who retreat there in the summer to escape the heat, and in the winter to ski.
- Kamianets-Podilsky: a mid-sized city in the centre of Ukraine is home to a fully intact medieval fortress and castle. The landscape and architecture is surreal.
- Uman: also in the centre of Ukraine Uman is a charming “garden city” with the Sophisca garden. Built in the 19th century, the garden is a 168 hector wonder.
Most Ukrainians are well aware of the historical and cultural assets their city and country has to offer. They are also quite willing to show you around if you ask.