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National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

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Address: 60, Volodymyrs'ka St., Kiev 01601, Ukraine
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Fascinating buidling

Other reviews state nothing special to draw you to this and not come especially for this. I disagree. The colour itself and the imposing nature of the building are a sufficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Colin G
Stirling, United Kingdom

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Other reviews state nothing special to draw you to this and not come especially for this. I disagree. The colour itself and the imposing nature of the building are a sufficient draw if you are in the area. It looks spectacular at sunset. Combine a visit here with a beer in one of the nearby cafes in the park and... More 

Thank Colin G
St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There is nothing else to really draw you to this building other than its interesting red colour. Facing Taras Shevchenko Park (and the large monument to the poet), it is worth a look if you are passing (or near; its quite close to The Golden Gate and National Ballet building). No need to make a special effort to visit.

Thank Chris S
Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This building is nothing really special. I did think the color was interesting though. And it kind of permeated in the sunlight. It's OK to see if your in the area. But I wouldn't go downtown specifically just for this.

Thank norgeva
Chester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My parents wanted me to visit Ukraine, their homeland. I speak, read and write Ukrainian and studied its history and culture, so for me it was a unique and memorable trip-I was 21 and visited relatives from both sides in Lviv, Western Ukraine. Lviv is an old city, with historical buildings and beautiful parks-in fact, Ukrainians have a green thumb,... More 

Thank luba496
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This should be a sister school to Arizona State - the red and yellow paint scheme of the building matches the Sun Devil colors.

Thank Andrew M
Braganca, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is just a red building in front of Taras Shevchenko's wonderfull park. The color is distinctive, but you cant guess what the building is without asking around.

Thank Marcio C
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Pros: The University is named after the famous 19 century Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko – the spiritual "father of the Nation" and is situated right across the Shevchenko park and the poet's monument. The University's main "Red Building" is most famous one for its distinctive deep red color. There is an orange color building of the University library right next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I walk there quite often when in Kiev, frankly speaking, in my opinion - there's nothing fantastic there.

Thank Victoria_Basistaya
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I have never been inside this building and do not know much about the university; however, it's rather rare to see a red building like that. We enjoyed taking pictures in front of it.

Thank alicevarren
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Nice place to visit. The red building looks really unusual and monumental. The little park there is very cosy and a good place to get a breath of fresh air in the city center. Besides it's very close to the museum of Russian culture (3-5 min walk)

Thank Puteshestvenniki_Sam

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