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10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to see this but weren’t going to the museum which meant you cannot really see the building as it is behind secure gates.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes I see, the house has nice ornaments. But to me, this was not really impressive live. Maybe I did something wrong ;-) However, the neighborhood in which the house is is super cute.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank flosandra
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The building is an art nouveau one located in the Lypky district of Kiev. The features on this building are very detailed and each figurine is crafted to the highest standard. However, the details can be hard to make out in unclear skies.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is one of my most favorite buildings to visit while Im in town. It has some of the most unique creatures living along the top of one of the house in the presidents area. I have visited it while the president is in town,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank javrox1
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This strange building is difficult to see on account of trees and security as this is a government building. It is a one of a kind and should be visited. Close to the Presidential Administration Building if you are trying to find it Bankova Street.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This building and its carvings of elephants, frogs, and all sorts of creatures is so cool! The only surprising thing was that it wasn't really a tourist attraction with open access, tours etc. - it is behind locked gates and you have to go to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NotDisney
Reviewed October 9, 2018

While aplenty of useful tips have been shared by previous fellow reviewers, there is a certain decree of confusion regarding the access to the building. Contrary to asserted, the indoors entry is granted but only on Saturdays and on earlier booking. I am afraid as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thaddeus_2012
Reviewed September 14, 2018

It was worth having to have your passport on you or you won't get in. 2 checkpoints and must have a Ukrainian national with you. The building is magnificent with all the different designs on it. Worth bringing a good camera to get all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William E
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Despite what other recent reviews say, it’s no problem getting close to this amazing-looking building. Yes the street is sealed off at both ends with checkpoints manned by well-armed soldiers, yes you have to go through some guardhouses, yes you’ll see a lot more soldiers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grampsoldster
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Waste of time - just a grotesque building - don't bother - you can't get that close to it anyway. Nothing to see other than a routine building with ugly sculptures on the roof.

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 8, 2018|
Response from LaciK11 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I think it is just a nice building you can observe from afar. not sure even if ordinary people can get in :(
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