Euro 2012 is at the doors and Kiev will host this event. The heart of the capital is Kreshatik street, a long boulevard bordered by old sovietic building and a commercial street full of shops and restaurants.
Kreschatik is Kiev main street that is located near to district, where prince Vladimir the Great baptized his family once. Probably, the street takes its name from this fact, but under other version, the street was named so because of Kreshchatiy Jar (that is crossed over by transversal ravines). Kreshatik is not very long street – just 1,2 km, but its average width is 75 m. now, and some sections reach 100 m. width. Traffic area takes 24 m., and there are 14-metres footwalks, separated by trees, on the both sides of the street. Chestnut parkway stretches along the right side of Kreshatik, especially beautiful during the chestnuts’ flowering in spring.
During weekend the street is closed to traffic, so people can walk and enjoy the beautiful boulevard. It's simply the place to be in Kiev to walk, sit ,relax,watch people and being watched by.