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The House with Chimeras, Kiev

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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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  • Access to the House of chimeras is impossible. She is now a restricted government area. Do not take a detour to get there.
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  • The House is very unusual and inside and outside. But that in the USSR, now that saddens the impossibility to get inside. Be booked in advance it is OK in General, if you can sign up for a concrete number. The warranty does not immediately provide — may cancel a scheduled tour. It is not convenient for Nonresident. Something reminded me of Soviet times, when the Diamond Fund could get only workers and factories in Moscow and the region well on large plants in other areas, but not just citizens. Before it can be outside walking. Now, try to consider, all fenced. And shalt wrap circles might suspect suspicious ...
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  • Wanted to see the House with chimeras, but. .. worth a bunch of fence protection on the machines. Asked can the hymeram, allowed to go to the next fence. There again, the guard with machine guns. Further not allowed. Said enjoy chimeras through the fence. All images-over the fence. Stand for long. But everyone there on his passes were to himeram and where I wanted to. And we both are not people all over the fence. P.s. photo taken through a hole from the fence)) with this distance look
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