Golden Gate

Golden Gate, Kyiv (Kiev): Hours, Address, Golden Gate Reviews: 4/5

Architectural Buildings • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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How to get there
  • Zoloti Vorota → Teatralna • 5 min walk
  • Teatralna → Zoloti Vorota • 6 min walk
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Maryna D
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine114 contributions
Dec 2021 • Business
Amazing place in center of Kyiv, was build at 1018, reconstructed at 1981. Inside museum, original walls from Kievanrus time.
Written December 17, 2021
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Stuart_Away_Again
Cambridge, UK666 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Really nice and sympathetic reconstruction of an ancient artefact. Very cheap ticket, simple self directed tour throughout the building. Probably about 30 mins max but worth the investment if you are passing.
Written October 27, 2021
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
Sep 2021
Not so interesting as this has been rebuild and restored without really knowing what it looked like as an original building.
Written September 27, 2021
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Samer A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates439 contributions
Jul 2021
The original gate itself was destroyed and they rebuilt it in a way to represent the first one, the place is small and be quickly toured.
Written August 18, 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,309 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
This church looking building definitely had our attention at night, as its design really came to life. During the day though, we felt like it was missing the night lights shinning on it. Mixed feelings, though still really pretty and unique.
Written December 17, 2020
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Hebun Mehmet Sirin
Antalya, Turkey50 contributions
Nov 2019
How Kyiv was protected from the attack of Europe has shown here in the museum so much well.
You can learn about the Kingdom Of Ukraine and its own golden times here. Plus ın the down of the street there is Opera which is Biggest Opera Of Kyiv so you can visit both ın one day.!
Written August 23, 2020
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D V
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Nice place 👍
Visit the museum and you can also go on the top of it. Beautiful view from the top. Located just outside of the metro station
Written February 27, 2020
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David D
516 contributions
Feb 2020
The composer Modest Mussorgsky wrote a beautiful piece of music inspired by a picture of the gate, which was later arranged for a full orchestra by Ravel.

The gate itself is a reconstruction, as the original gate is long destroyed. A statue of Yaroslav the Wise is beside the gate and the reconstructed gate gives some idea of what the outer walls and fortress of the city would have looked like in the Middle Ages before the Mongol Invasion. The Gate itself was not open to the public on weekdays during the winter, but even the exterior is very interesting to look at.
Written February 24, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK609,456 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was my first trip to Kiev and I was eagerly looking forward to enjoying the great pubs,bars and restaurants this city has to offer and check out the stunning sites to behold in this most eclectic of city's and without a shadow of a doubt Golden Gate is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in Kiev.
The Golden Gate we see today is by no means the original gate ,many modern historians are in agreement that this gateway was one of three constructed during the times of Yaroslav The Wise and constructed between 1017 - 1024 ,roughly the same period St Sophia Cathedral was constructed, over time the various gates that were the entrance to the city fell into disrepair and eventually ruin,in 1832 the ruins were excavated and bizarrely were reconstructed by the Soviets in 1982 but not without controversy as there were many historical groups competing with designs on what the gate actually looked like,no matter as it's an absolutely stunning piece of architecture, I actually got my first glimpse of this gate at night and it looked magnificent, the history of this gate area is amazing considering theres been a gateway of one form ir another since the 11th century ,made for some great photographic opportunities and its location in the vicinity of Independence Square and the impressive Khreshchatyk Boulevard is cool.
The Golden Gate is most definitely well worth checking out if your planning a trip to Kiev and is easy to locate Vladimirskaya Street.
A must go destination on any trip to Kiev.
Written February 3, 2020
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Alex
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine6,537 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The most beautiful view in the evening when illumination is turned on. In foggy weather it has a little mysterious view. You should read about this place before visiting. Very nice park around of Golden gates, it small, but very cozy.
Written January 20, 2020
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