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The House with Chimeras

10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Ranked #16 of 403 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Kiev, Ukraine
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180 reviews 180 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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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Kyiv, Ukraine
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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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