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Feofaniya

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Type  public city park
Nearest city  Kiev
Founder  government
Phone  +380 44 526 2071
Location  Holosiiv Raion
Created  1992
Etymology  bishop Feofan
Feofaniya
Address  вул. Академіка Лєбєдєва, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143
Hours  Closed now Friday8AM–11PMSaturday8AM–11PMSunday8AM–11PMMonday8AM–11PMTuesday8AM–11PMWednesday8AM–11PMThursday8AM–11PM
Similar  Pyrohiv, St Panteleimon's Cathedral, Holosiivskyi National Nature P, Ipodrom, Hydropark in Kiev

Track in feofaniya 13 12 2007


Feofaniya (Ukrainian: Феофанія; also called Theophania) is a park located in the historical neighborhood on a tract near the southern outskirts of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The neighborhood is located in the administrative Holosiivskyi Raion (district) amidst the neighborhoods of Holosiiv, Teremky, Pyrohiv and Khotiv. The park's total area is about 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). In Feofania was built the first Soviet computer MESM by Lebedev team.

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Feofaniya was first mentioned in 1471 as Lazorivschyna (Лазорівщина), which at the time belonged to an owner named Khodiki. The name is said to derive from a monk named Lazar. In the 17th century, the area was referred to as Shakhravschyna (Шахравщина).

The modern name Feofaniya dates back to 1803 when Feofan Shiyanov settled in the area, set aside for charity purposes. During the 1860s, Feofaniya belonged to the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in central Kiev. Buildings built in the area were constructed in the Ukrainian Baroque style, however, they did not survive. In 1919, Feofaniya was converted to the Soviet state farm, and later transformed into the main observatory for the Institute of Botany of the Ukrainian Academy of Science.

In 1972, Feofaniya was declared a park, and from 1992—a government designated park, which belongs to the "Feofaniya" conservatory of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. Reconstruction work began on the area in 2004, which, when finished (projected in 2008) will include new landscaping, water and canal features.

Located near Feofaniya are the St. Panteleimon's Convent, the Nikolay Bogolyubov Institute of Theoretical Physics, and the Government Clinical Hospital "Feofaniya."

feofaniya by kiev inline downhill team


Objects of interests

  • St. Panteleimon's Cathedral
  • Feofaniya Clinic (State Administration of Affairs)
  • Feofaniya Park (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
  • Boholyubov Institute of Theoretical Physics (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
  • Main Astronomical Observatory (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
  • References

    Feofaniya Wikipedia


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