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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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  • The gate itself was rebuilt in the years 80, inside there is little to explore in addition to the same design, the exhibition inside is very poor. It is worth to climb the stairs to the roof of the gate where the observation deck is located.
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  • It is very curious, and worthy of imitation, that they have built a whole frame (what is in sight) to preserve the original door.
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  • This is mostly a new reconstruction of the storied Golden Gate of Kiev. It is well done and worth it just for the views.  more »
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  • Well.... Unfortunately there were really dilletants rebuilding this historical gate. Better ask next time somebody who knows how to do it. You can go there just because to say you saw it. But can be passed totally as well. You won't miss a thing.
  • I enjoyed this short one. The architecture was superb. I enjoyed walking around the fort. Spent only 30 mins but was fun!
  • Golden Gate in Kiev city is worth a visit. Kiev itself is a glorious city. I have visited it twice and soon I will visit it again. What a wonderful time!!!
  • Be inspired by ancient stones that was there more than thousand years ago. And they survived in a shape of gates that remember a lot of famous people.
  • Means a lot to Ukrainians, maybe--the edifice is largely a reconstruction. Good tribute to the Donbas folk in the passageway beteeen the portals. Handy views as you ascend.
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