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The House with Chimeras

10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #16 of 329 attractions in Kiev
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Darwin, Australia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
104 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Cyprus
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Kyiv, Ukraine
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This building is definitely worth visiting! The fantastical gargoyles, animals and other ornamentation on the outside are incredible on their own, but if you are lucky enough to get a tour of the inside of the building, you will be truly amazed at the imagination this architect had- simply phenomenal!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed in a hotel only 5 minutes walk away so decided to pop along and have a look for myself. What an amazing and beautiful building, adorned with all manner of animals and set in a beautiful street too. A must see!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

A totally bizarre, utterly bonkers building - a Marmite construction that is so profoundly ugly that it is bewilderingly beautiful to my eyes. You will either love it or hate it. But it is certainly original, and, once seen, never forgotten.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was really excited about this place and it was a bit of let down for me. Sculpters are really good and interesting thats for sure but there is nothing else to see it took like 5 minutes to check everthing and leave the place because you cannot enter inside. However, its really close the center of the city and... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Bring binoculars if you want to see the chimeras well but be informed that it's a presidential residence now. If you spot a crocodile-that means you will have a stroke of good luck soon.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

House is interesting, but not as amazing as it is made out to be. A little more differnt than the usual solid staid buidlings around kiev, so attractive if only for its unusual decorations. Easy access from independant square, a quick wander up towards a leafy square park, and the house is nearby.

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