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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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  • This is just an ordinary reconstructed gate, located near the opera house in Kiev. It's worth stopping by and take a photo or two, but certainly not go inside, as there's practically nothing there.  more »
  • Less impressive than it sounds, entrance to the place is paid, the place is not very big and not very impressive, to me it's a waste of time  more »
  • I'm fairly certain that this rebuilt gate has symbolic value to the residents of Kyiv. It is however, a rebuilt gate. If you're walking by, it is worth a couple of pictures.  more »
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  • Beautiful square with historical gate. Have a small park around it. Last time i visited it, it was renovated but still beautiful to look at.
  • Nice to take pictures. Never paid to enter the museum so I can't judge the inside
  • Outrageously interesting historical artifact! The security guys were very friendly and very funny, a must see when in Kyiv!
  • Nice small park, a lot of cafes around, realistic historical reconstruction of ancient gate to Kyiv.
  • Kyiv historic place that is worth visiting! Great view from the top. It used to be a fortress together with small church.

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To stay in the thick of things, book a room in the heart of Kiev, where hotels range from mid-range to five-star and offer free Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pools, and modern spa and fitness facilities. This part of town also keeps you close to the metro and the central train station, providing quick links to the surrounding region. For something a bit more budget-friendly, consider the city's hostels, many of which organize evening activities like movie nights and bar tours.
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