Andriivskyi Descent is one of the oldest streets in the city, its upper part existed even in the days of Kyivan Rus and connected the Old Town with the craft area of Podil. It is believed that it got its name in the 18th century, when St. Andrew’s Church was built here. In addition to it, there are a number of other sites on the route, including the Bulgakov Museum, the Castle of Richard the Lionheart, the scandalous building of the new theatre, the One Street Museum, a monuments to Gogol, Bulgakov, Pronia Prokopivna and Holokhwastov, etc. The street is dominated by the houses mainly built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and 20 buildings are historical and architectural monuments. Andriivskyi Descent is also called Kyiv’s Montmartre, because here, you can always see artists exhibiting their works; sometimes artists and musicians perform here, and there are many small shops selling souvenirs and rarities and galleries and cafes and restaurants on the street.