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The House with Chimeras

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Address: 10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine

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Chimera House

The house was built by a "cement baron" and famous architect. It is made entirely of concrete and the amazing details of the figures was thought at the time not to be possible in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The house was built by a "cement baron" and famous architect. It is made entirely of concrete and the amazing details of the figures was thought at the time not to be possible in cement. So, in a way this was the ultimate "super bowl" of advertising a product. This is truly a world class historic building and well worth... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The house with chimeras is certainly an interesting and unique attraction. It is well worth checking out s I have never seen anything like it before. It is worth bearing in mind that your visit will depend on what security is like that day, as it is surrounded by government buildings. I am not sure how you know what the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Some really odd guy must have built this place. I will take a look at the history of it later. But if you are in downtown Kiev on the main thoroughfare go take a look.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The house with chimeras is certainly a unique attraction and worth checking out, however your experience there will depend on what security is like that day, as it is surrounded by government buildings. With that being said, the exterior is very neat to see and certainly unique.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The external facade of the house of Chimeras can of course be viewed any time, but the bizarre interiors and the official room where many important treaties have been signed by Ukraine presidents can be visited only upon appointment and fee. But its worthed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I visited this place last year and went to see it again today. Its like nothing I have seen before. The property has snakes, animals, sea creatures and more that have all been incorporated into the build. You can walk down a few sets of steps to see it from different angles or along the main road for a closer... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited the House with Chimeras at night so we were unable to see all the details. However what we could see showed the creative and quirky skills of the architect with the different chimeras and animals on the roof peering down at you. It is situated in a pleasant area near government offices and is easily reached. Well worth... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The house with Chimeras has one hundred years history. An architect Gorodeckiy first built a house from a concrete at the beginning of a 20 age. This house targeted at his favourite wife. The facade of house is decorated strange zoons - chimeras. Nice place, amazing view. Alongside there is administration of President.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you like architecture then check this building out, its very beautifully done and nicely preserved. Close by go to the walking areas which lead you to a nice small park in the middle of the city.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Just a house. Yeah, it's kind of beautiful but there's nothing else to look at or to do anything. Thats all I can say. Just not bad, but nothing else.

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