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The House with Chimeras, Kiev

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#6 of 34 in Historic Sites in Kiev
Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • Most areas and view points around this place not accessible. It is their answer to Gaudi and yes from the outside what you can see it is interesting but there are so many amazing places to see in Kiev...  more »
  • It is so incradible object but inaccessible house. This House is a Official residence of the presidential administration. But You can book excursion in advance. I booked it at Interesniy Kiev agancy. ...  more »
  • 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 »

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