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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. Before you head to Kiev, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kiev vacation generator, to make sure you see all that Kiev has to offer, including Golden Gate.
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  • A few from the outside will stop to take pictures. Other than that, 40 UAH is not worth paying in absolutely free.
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  • Despite the fact that the gates are a tourist attraction, they benefited. They are in excellent condition, they are being watched and retain. I advise you to buy a full ticket with all the bonuses. Just so you can better understand this place and its research. Most in my memory hit the view from the Tower in Kiev and those remnants of gate that "hiding" under the building-Dome, which keeps them from destruction. These ancient stones have remained the same ancient dents from guns, and they are stored in the shade and cool. .. The extraordinary atmosphere, especially if it's you all look without the crowds of onlookers.
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  • Nice building but nothing special. If you are in the area you can make a visit but if not in the area not worth the time to go to.  more »
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  • Kyiv historic place that is worth visiting! Great view from the top. It used to be a fortress together with small church.
  • This place is connected to many interesting streets you should visit in Kiev, so definitely worth a visit.
  • Architectural monument of great importance. Also nice square around it.
  • A good historical monument, a must-see place for tourists, it will not take lot of time to visit this place though. I was impressed by this medieval architecture!
  • Magnificent old place. Would recommend to visit to all the tourists as well as the locals