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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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  • The building is an architectural masterpiece. If you visit it, walk around the area and see many other interesting buildings in the neighborhood. 
  • The House is wonderful, and the fact that the entire street blocked-clean aziatchina. House well and consider impossible.
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  • Many times walked past and wondering how to get there-it's not a Museum, and part of the complex of buildings for the presidential administration. In 2016 accidentally applied for registration with the tour and the miracle three months later received an invitation. The wait was worth it! The building was conceived by architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, as multi-family house-each floor as a private apartment with a separate unique trim, with an incredible staircase between floors. House completely can be considered a competitor to many exquisite palaces. I've seen many palaces and Paris, Peter manor houses of Moscow and the Moscow region, the castles of Germany and the Czech Republic. This House also invested incredibly much imagination and skill. The House and its architect a very interesting story and tell about it. The House is famous for its abundance of concrete figures both inside and outside the building. Interiors themselves striking to behold. Beautifully and harmoniously, although live in such a place on a daily basis, it is not clear who could. At night inside should be pretty creepy. See photo below.
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