Podol historical area. Podol is a living history of Kiev, the legend of Kiev, the oldest settlement of this land, an inexhaustible source of Kiev tales and anecdotes. It is the birthplace of the city's trade, commerce and industry. Here, at Podil, there were markets, occurred trade fairs, appeared the first Kiev pharmacy, the first mill, the first water supply system, the first power plant, and the first Kiev higher educational institution.
Deep in the atmosphere of the early twentieth century. During the excursion around Podil you'll see its attractions such as the Kiev-Mohyla Academy, Kontraktova Ploscha – Contract Square (the Contract House, Gostynny Dvir (trading complex), the 'Samson' fountain, Bogoroditsa Pirogoscha Church, Florovsky Monastery, Pharmacy Museum, Mykilsko-Prytyska Church and many other great historical and architectural monuments.