In the times of Ancient Rus Сastle Hill was called Khorevitsa, but since the 15th century it becomes a Castle. The origin of this name is associated with the construction of the wooden castle, built after the occurrence of Kiev in 1363 in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
The atmosphere of the mountain covered with magic. Castle Hill is one of the famous places of power and so-called "bald hills" of the Ukrainian capital. And such hills as is well known, are very attractive to witches. Because of that, for all lovers of the unexplained and supernatural, Castle Hill is the embodiment of mysticism of Andrew's descent, as well as pagan Kiev, as it is an ancient pagan shrine.
There is a staircase, which was recently renovated, that lead from Andrew's descent to the Castle hill.
Castle Hill offers a great view of Podil, Andriyivsky descent and St. Andrew's Church, as well as the Vozdvizhenka. Tourists have to see it live or have to take a picture at least once, especially if you'd never been there.