Metro & Funicular in Kiev (Kyiv)
Everything you need to know about Kiev metro and funicular
The Metro in Kiev (in Ukrainian Київський метрополітен or Київське метро) is the backbone of the city. It is cheap, reliable, fast and efficient. It also offers tourists a unique opportunity to experience some wonderful examples of post-war Stalinist architecture. The Kiev Metro system is based on the standard ex-Soviet three-line system which forms a triangle with all lines meeting in the centre. In some of the older stations grand chandeliers hang imperiously from tall ceilings. And mosaics and sculptures are set within grand marble halls more akin to a Russian palace than a public Metro.