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The House with Chimeras, Kiev

(3.9/5 based on 380+ 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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  • I was lucky. I signed up for a tour of the House with chimaeras, and after a few months was invited to visit for free is a unique, mysterious building created by architect Vladislav Gorodetsky. The House is located close to the administration of the President of Ukraine, at bankova Street, 10. The entrance to the building by appointment and with Passport. You can take pictures on camera, mobile phones, tablets are prohibited. Very interesting excursion. The House looks more like a mystery Castle. Heads of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, deer, lizards from afar catch the eye. Giant toads with lilies, mermaids, sea monsters fabulously decorated façade of this amazing home. There is an opportunity to show the interior decoration, Interior fireplaces, ceilings. The main staircase is framed on two sides by fantastic birds, which hold the claws of white marble steps. Above all this towering sculpture, consisting of two giant fish shapes, which envelop the algae. The rooms of the Mansion are painted beneath the seabed. Lobby amazes with the beauty of the underwater world. Unfortunately the original chandelier was not preserved, created copy. All this beauty created from such customary nowadays building material like cement. Gorodetsky himself occupied the House with his family, and part of the House rented to tenants. While in the House already has elevator, cold cellar, kitchen, laundry, wine cellar. Every morning, tenants were served fresh fruit, wine, fresh milk. It is not possible to pass by this House, not stopping at your opinion.
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  • Beautiful but not see. Protected. Perhaps allowed ever. But the day was all cordoned off. Stood guard. Don't be employed.
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  • Since the recent events, the House is located in the perimeter around the Palace. Therefore, impossible to approach, less than Parley with a police officer or a military
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