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Address: 60, Volodymyrs'ka St., Kiev 01601, Ukraine
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Red Building in front of the historic park named after the Nation's Greatest Bard

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2013
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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.

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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.

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Chester, New York
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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 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Bologna, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The red facade is very monumental. This building is interesting, is the main University in town. Also the park nearby with the statue of T. Shevchenko is very nice and quite especially during summer months, out of the city center traffic, being in the city center. You can enjoy a fresh beer in the tables outside many koisks.

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