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Although no one passes through it any more, Golden Gate stands as the remaining historical gateway to an ancient fortress, representing one of the main landmarks of the city. Dating back to 1017, the 12 m (39 ft) tall structure served as an honorary entrance for the wealthy, city politicians, and ambassadors from abroad. Although severely damaged in Mongol attacks of 1240, the gate represented the city's gala entrance until the mid-18th century. Most of the ruined part was excavated in 1832 and reattached. Pay particular attention to the top of the monument--it houses the Church of the Annunciation. If you wish, you can visit the national museum within the gate. Using our world travel planner, Kiev attractions like Golden Gate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The place is close the aziz sofia cathderal and bohdan monument. It is nice too see and taken a few photos but entering to building is not necessary. Around the building there cafes you can rest. 15 m...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The last castle walls, Nora has a history; Use caution when you look at night. Install the escutcheon with a salute.
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  • August 7, 2017
    This is the site of the old city entrance gate, which is preserved, although mostly rebuilt and overbuilt. Apart from the historical significance I didn't find much of interest either on outside inspe...  more »
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  • September 20, 2017
    Do not jump to quick conclusions, that this place is not worth visiting (being only a remnant of medieval city wall, that surrounded Kiev old cit, it may not look exceptional from the ground). However, we were offered a very interesting excursion with elements of performance by actors. We have checked the evening one and very absolutely delighted by the service and in-depth historical information that would be interesting to tourist and local alike. They also allow to get to the chapel on the top of the Golden Gate.
  • September 18, 2017
    A little bit interesting if you have time for it. Not all original, of course, after a thousand years. Not far from the center, so why not. Entrance per person costs less than 2 dollars.
  • August 13, 2017
    There is a nice outdoor cafe beside a fountain here. Great place for a drink. There are also benches where you can sit and relax.
  • August 21, 2017
    One of my favourite historical place in Kyiv. At one side of the Gates there is cafe and a fountain and other side has benches, often musicians, great statue and a coffee cars. It is possible to attend the Golden Gate museum and if you reach the top floor of the building will be rewarded with a beautiful views.
  • September 14, 2017
    Great location. To see, drink caffe and enjoy street artists!

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