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The House with Chimeras, Kiev

(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Originally built partly as a publicity stunt, The House with Chimeras features a host of intricate animal sculptures and a structure primarily made from cement. The brainchild of the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, the request for concrete construction was made by the director of the building company as a way to showcase its versatility. Explore the building and view the menagerie of creatures adorning the walls, including rhinos, lions, catfish, and an array of mythical species. Because the building still hosts ceremonies and official events, it's really only accessible from the outside. Use our Kiev travel itinerary planner to visit The House with Chimeras on your trip to Kiev, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Get on the tour is easy, price funny-75 UAH per adult ticket and 40 student, 35 children. Wait 3 months do not need to, we bought tickets for Thursday at the Museum of the city of Kiev near m. Theatrical and Saturday were on tour. They are only in Saturday: 11 and 15, it seems hours. The second constantly no places at 11:00 are always a lot of places. The building is interesting, we will gladly inspected it from all sides, inside has survived quite a lot of detail, the restoration was highly controversial for the quality, well, at least saved the building. The guide tells the medium-I wonder where you can go and touch something, somewhere just look. We liked it but definitely need a passport and you will only be able to take pictures on the camera, the phone remains in the vault downstairs.
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  • Signed up for a free tour of the House with chimaeras. In addition to the House with chimaeras excursion includes a visit to the House of the weeping widow and the presidential administration. But the last two not particularly impressed. And here is the House with chimeras visit was very interesting. Firstly a very interesting excursion. Guide much and wondering about architect Gorodets and the House-its history and its a hard life, showed pictures. Secondly, the interiors are just incredible. This is not anywhere else! Although all interiors are decorated with moldings in the form of trophies (simply corpses), but it does not cause rejection. Rather, the amazement and admiration unimaginably hard work and imagination of the architect. Unfortunately you can only visit some space, and the rest can only peek. His house is now President for meetings and events. Apparently so now and the street is difficult to come to the House. For a long time were not allowed at all, but according to Banking security, you can now go to the House of their passports. In General, really enjoyed, although from the time of registration and before the tours more than three months-many wanting to queue. But there are excursions that occur much faster and easier. But keep in mind, at the entrance to each of the three objects will have to leave the mobile phone-allow to carry only a camera. And be sure to have your Passport.
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  • It's in a restricted area behind armed guards and you can only go up to it from one direction on a specific day of the week. We wasted so much time walking up and down hills looking for the way in it ...  more »