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The House with Chimeras
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Private Walking Tour - Architectural Masterpieces of Pechersk District
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 there were many tour groups swarming around. Dont forget to take the steps to the left of the house to walk down and get a different perspective.

Thank ZenHealer7
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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.

Thank RoelR
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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 if the House of Chimeras is not being used by officials.

Some of the interior has not been restored to the original as photos were not available to copy for restoration but much is as it was including the beautiful staircase and walls, the entrance lobby with underwater/ocean detailing and the functional layout of the building - apparently a cow was housed in the basement/barn to supply fresh milk. So, if you can get in take the opportunity remembering that although not original, much of it has been as faithfully restored as possible.

Thank zambrosia
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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 if entry is allowed or not).

Thank Stephanos1
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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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