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The House with Chimeras

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Address: 10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Great architecture

I was not inside, but walked past it and was impressed by its beauty. Very ununsual building with so much detail work,..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not inside, but walked past it and was impressed by its beauty. Very ununsual building with so much detail work,..

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of most interesting buildings of Kiev. Try to finde the crocodial on it :) Outstanding is the interior too

Thank Olexandra1108
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unusual building. It will be interesting to see with children and tell them a story about it. I was not inside but from outside it is cool

Thank M0anna
Kiev, Ukraine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every little detail of it is an explosion of creativity.We were lucky to visit the interior, which is not that easy since you have to reserve months in advance and it was well worth doing it. Since it is a part of the official presidential reception rooms, the space open for visitors is very limited so are the time slots... More 

Thank pakakodasezovemonda
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The house is closed off with guards on the bottom so you can't see much, but worthy of checking out if your in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

One of the most extraordinary houses you will ever see. You can't look around it or even get that close but I'm not sure I would want to! Hard to imagine what drove a man to build such a house when you remember what else was going on in the country at the same time. It is worth a look... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This House is well-known by its unusual architecture. The building is decorated with freakish sculptures, such as maidens on fantastic fishes, elephants, rhinoceroses, antelopes, frogs, lizards, eagles, snakes, crocodile. Because of its location (near the President of Ukraine's office at Bankova Street), the building has been used as a presidential residence for official and diplomatic ceremonies since 2005. Must see... More 

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Sioux Falls
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Chimera House, in my opinion, was really a disappointment. You cannot get very close to the house because of its location. Some of Gaudi's work in Barcelona is similar and much more accessible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We tried to see it twice. Both times the road was closed by the police. I thought my directions were wrong the first time, but no access confirmed on second try.

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tel aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

ukrainian version of notre dome the paris.:) we actually so the backside of the buiding which is exactly next to ivano franko theater. yes there is no excess inside-guards everywhere,but still the house is beautiful

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