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. Plan to visit The House with Chimeras during your Kyiv (Kiev) vacation using our convenient Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.
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I did a guided live-stream tour with Olga from Heygo. She was a wonderful and friendly guide who brought us on an early morning walk to view the beautiful buildings in Kiev. She started at the... more »
House in the Art Nouveau style, built by the architect V. Gorodetsky in 1903 (Bankova Street, 10). The building is used as a presidential residence for official ceremonies. It got its name from the... more »
Very beautiful place, before it was necessary to have permission to see it, but last time I went it was open to the public, wonderful gargoyles and great sculptures, a true work of art, extraordinary.... more »
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