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The House with Chimeras

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Address: 10 Bankova Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Interesting, unique building, next to city center, 10 minutes walk from Kreshatyk bvd. A must when you visit Kiev.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Interesting, unique building, next to city center, 10 minutes walk from Kreshatyk bvd. A must when you visit Kiev.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

It's a bit of an uphill hike from the Kreshatyk boulevard to get there, but the building is too magnificently eccentric to miss. It looks distinctly like the set for a horror movie, but the grotesque creatures squatting and sliding along the facade and parapet are cheerfully entertaining rather than creepy. It's in a very handsome square, but don't sit... More 

1 Thank Chris F
Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

very impressed place, just nex to presidental palace! was there during the day and then when dark, if u have no time choose secound option

Thank Kate87M
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Really nice to walk by especially for fairytale lovers but it is a pity that you can not enter. Really unique style for a home. Best to include in a city center walk.

1 Thank LucyTors
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

It impresses you inside and outside, special atmosphere, unusual story of a talented man behind. Must-see if you are in Kyiv

1 Thank GalkaKyiv
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

One cannot go inside this house, and I am not sure there is much to see inside, However, it has a lot of quirky architecture on the outside, set in a very nice location opposite the President's office on a hill, overlooking the Kiev city center. I went on a Sunday, when the adjoining government offices were all closed, and... More 

Thank ZenHealer7
Wuustwezel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

This building really has no other like it. Although almost entirely grey, the sculptures and details on it are incredible. A 10min walk from the main boulevard, a must see to visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were fortunate enough to manage to get inside for an hour long tour. We had a tour guide for the day and she prevailed on her contacts for us to make the visitor list - we had to pre-supply copies of passport details and these were checked off the list so yes, you can get inside on Saturdays only... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Located on the top of the hill, the House of Chimeras is decorated with a lot of animals (or monsters) and it is one of the interesting and weird places to see. It is just opposite the huge Presidential Administration building, have spent much time watching at these figures (and shooting photos) but have not visited it inside (don't know... More 

Thank Stephanos1
Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Like everything in Kiev, House of Chimeras is on the top of the hill. There's really nothing you can't see from many photos, but it's still worth to see by own eyes. Afterwards I have read you can also visit inside.

Thank keisaa

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