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“Getting close to the The House With Chimeras”

The House with Chimeras
Ranked #30 of 478 things to do in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
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 around. Lighten up people: they don’t bite! This is a country fighting “insurgents” (i.e. Russian proxies) and apparently this is now a barracks area. They were happy to let me pass with no questions asked. Just look touristy and walk right on through. Of course, don’t be stupid and photograph anything but the house.

Thank grampsoldster
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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.

1  Thank Hugh186337
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The area is nice but the house is not accessible anymore. We only managed to see a little of the roof from a distance.The vicinity is sealed of as it is situated across the street from the presidental office.

2  Thank Pia J
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

You can't go close because a lot of guards only take pictures outside the gate a lot of government around it I guess

1  Thank Rob v
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Be sure to bring your passport if you want to get close to the building and see it up close as there's plenty of security around the building. Still though, it's an impressive building and worth seeking out.

Thank robfry1987
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