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Golden Gate, Kiev

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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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  • making the ride with the feet in Kiev Sheffield and from the Golden Gate. The part you causes big impression is huge and beautiful. friendly and morning and evening and the two times he was excellent all round
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  • The place is very unusual, but, unfortunately, it is a reconstruction. From the gate for a thousand years there was only a small part. However, I personally, it was a pleasure to visit this place.
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  • Even when I was in high school I heard Great memo-"Golden Gate" in the head of gold, memo, something extraordinary, Wow! Slightly matured watched photo, read-no gold but still historic reminder, I wonder unusually. And here I am finally arrived in Kiev, and do you think that one of the first I visited? Well I think you guessed it, the gate. Such frustration I just didn't expect all that spun in his head all that seemed just collapsed in a jiffy. From the so-called "Velichi"-essentially nothing left, just a bit not standard gates, in every big city in the 8-12 century had been the main gate entrance to the city. And they were not standard. Why is gold-where gold? In fact there never was ... The only gold that was-it was gold at the dome of the Church, and everything here is frustrating for teens who believed in something unnatural-a wonderful, almost level with the Egyptian pyramids, and. .. But on the fact of just the ancient entrance to the city. Impressions, or rather no, rather them as such and not left just one disappointment. If you are expecting from the gate, that expected and I, then it is better not to visit, leave at least some magical spirit from the word "Golden" goal. And if you are interested in this attraction as a cultural value, then you are welcome, but don't expect something over natural. All the more so given that the gates are already so long time "restored" lust for, to put it mildly, difficult.
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  • 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.
  • Part (one of the gates) of the Historic fort-wall of Kiev, Sitting in a beautiful park. Tickets are cheap but not much to see from the inside compared to other sights in Kiev.
  • 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.
  • If you are in Kiev for sightseeing, that's one place you have to visit. A historical structure, with quick tour. You can also have a coffee or dinner in the surrounding area.
  • Good historical place but not that interesting,we can see a cat sculpture here .

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