The central street, where tourists always start their journey in Kyiv, is Khreshchatyk. The street becomes pedestrian-only on weekends, making it even better for walking around the city-center and looking for apartmnet in center.
However, the “old’’ Khreshchatyk was completely destroyed by the Soviet Army before the Nazi occupation in 1941, and completely rebuilt after the war, in the Stalinist Empire style, or Social Classicism — a style very popular at the time. Residential buildings were segregated according to the ranks of the tenants. High-class buildings on Khreshchatyk can easily be identified by their big windows, and penthouses.