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The House with Chimeras

10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 that I would not bother with...More

Thank sigzag
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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. The excursion can take times about 1 hour.

Thank tanyaromashka
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 almost destroyed our...More

7  Thank medraut
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The building is an architectural masterpiece. If you visit it, walk around the area and see many other interesting buildings in the neighborhood.

Thank DR_markb120
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the building in the Art Nouveau style, designed by the famous Polish architect Władysław Horodecki in 1901–1902. The house features large numbers of chimeras statues which gives the name of the masterpiece "The House with Chimeras". The building has been used as a...More

3  Thank Vadim_Ohanyan
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Architector Horodetskiy created this great building with 3 floors from one side and six from another in memory of his daughter, but this is just a legend. Another guys said that it was just a disputed lack of chances to built here and he managed...More

1  Thank Akeksandr K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The whole quarter is close for some political reason. You can see only the small piece of the building's corner from a far. It is very strange that the building is still advertised in the many touristic brochures.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

"-Is this the house with monsters? -No, this is the house with chimeras. The house with monsters is across the street" Such is a popular joke after the government closed the access to this marvel. Built on a dare by the prodigy of his time,...More

1  Thank sleepingone23
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This building is covered by tens of fantastic statues. It is one of the rarest jems of Kiev. It is located next to presidential house. Especially architecture enthusiasts should make their way there.

Thank Atilla K
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Now is possible to get to the excursion (I'm not sure that in English rather in Ukrainian). You should fill up the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccSaDw9wHpckjbdMeKqwi9pMn6TMG3VMvijxZ47Ecqlv0dcQ/viewform (in Ukrainian too) and then you'll get invite to visit The House with Chimeras, Administration of the President of Ukraine and...More

1  Thank plutokratiya
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Cherie T
Do you know where you go to sign up to be a visitor in advance?
3 June 2016|
Response from NickTimepass | Reviewed this property |
You can only see it from outside. No visitors allowed unless you have connections in the government!!