On February 19-20 in Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus (“Kyivan Rus Park”) there will be the demonstration of unique ancient horse breeds. The presentation will take place as part of the interactive entertainment program “Sky horses”. Acquaintance with horses of ancient breeds, equestrian master classes, ancient Slavic entertainment, hot drinks, tasty dishes from the fire and much more will await guests… And all this in the real medieval town!
After passing through the gates of the Principality, visitors will travel back in time to a thousand years ago and find themselves in the capital of Kyivan Rus. Guests will enter the historic center of medieval Kiev from the 10th century within the boundaries of Detinets of Kiev and Predhraddya.
Only in ancient Kiev can you see such masterpieces of medieval architecture as: the monumental defensive structure “Zaborola” (about 300 meters long), Mickle’s Gate (21 meters tall), princely terems and tribunes, watchtowers, estates of Kievans of the X-XII centuries and much more. The unique Christian church of the Хth century, the wooden church of Basyl, is reconstructed here.
On the territory of ancient Kiev, guests will visit historical exhibits on siege technique, shipbuilding and even medieval torture.
On February 19 and 20, the residents of the Principality will warmly welcome dear guests at the front door and will not let a minute be bored. They have prepared an unusual entertainment program in which the main role is given to horses of rare old breeds.
Experienced horse breeders will introduce guests to horses of rare ancient breeds and tell about their features, origin and prominent historical figures who owned representatives of one or another breed. During an open master-class on training and caring for horses, visitors will learn how to treat these animals so that they are not only healthy and obedient, but also become true friends.
Everyone will be able to approach the horses, palm them, organize a light photo session and even ride a horse or a carriage.
The ancient equestrian martial arts, traditional of Ukraine, come to life in ancient Kiev: horseback riding and archery on horseback. Anyone can master the ancient martial art of horseback archery by enrolling in the “Prince Volodymyr” horseback archery school. It is very easy to become his student: you need to contact the organizers in ancient Kyiv or call (050) 385-06-14 and (050) 385-20-35. From the first lesson, you will begin to understand the art of controlling a horse and shooting an archery with precision. Join the fighting traditions of our ancestors!
Guests will also be invited to participate in cheerful Slavic entertainment: active games, dance master classes, flash mobs and round dances.
In ancient Kiev, everyone will find something to their liking. Walking through the ancient streets, you can learn many new and interesting things about the life of our ancestors. Here you can see the signs with Old Church Slavonic inscriptions, try to read and understand them. By visiting the fortune teller and tasting fragrant herbal tea, you can touch the ancient secret knowledge. In the medieval shooting range you can learn how to throw knives and axes and archery, in the hall of princely costumes – put on the costumes of the Kyivan Rus era, and on the mint – strike a coin “ for luck”. In the medieval shop you can choose exclusive handmade souvenirs for memory. Fans of extreme sports will appreciate the “Zmiy Gorynych” high-speed slide and the “Politaylo” rope descent.
You can warm up and eat in the warm, colorful princely tavern. Here, guests can enjoy hot drinks and dishes prepared over an open fire, according to medieval and modern recipes.
If you want to extend your romantic trip to the Middle Ages by a day, you can spend the night in comfortable rooms (by prior reservation).
 The schedule may change.
The tour of ancient Kiev takes place in accordance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv is located 45 minutes drive from modern Kyiv region – Kyiv, Obukhiv district, vill. Zastugna (near the town of Kopachiv).
You can get around by car or public transport. The route taxi schedule can be checked on the “Obukhivtrans” website or on the “Kyivan Rus Park” website in the “Contacts” section.
The best way with your own car is to drive through the town of Obukhiv.
The price of the ticket: a full adult ticket – 230 Uah. (a special price instead of 250 Uah.), for pensioners and students – 150 Uah., for schoolchildren – 100 Uah., for preschoolers – free of charge.
Details at www.parkkyivrus.com
Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promotional code for a 20% discount on a full price adult ticket for the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– on prior order by tel. : +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– either at the cash desk at the entrance to “Kyivan Rus Park”.


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