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“Mind-boggling” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The House with Chimeras

The House with Chimeras
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Private Walking Tour - Architectural Masterpieces of Pechersk District
Ranked #29 of 494 things to do in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Mind-boggling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

A totally bizarre, utterly bonkers building - a Marmite construction that is so profoundly ugly that it is bewilderingly beautiful to my eyes. You will either love it or hate it. But it is certainly original, and, once seen, never forgotten.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“See it if you had a chance..but dont expect much”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

I was really excited about this place and it was a bit of let down for me. Sculpters are really good and interesting thats for sure but there is nothing else to see it took like 5 minutes to check everthing and leave the place because you cannot enter inside.

However, its really close the center of the city and still a must-see for people who are walking around. But if you have to travel some distance to see this place, I dont recommend to you to bother.

Visited October 2013
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Bring bonoculars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Bring binoculars if you want to see the chimeras well but be informed that it's a presidential residence now. If you spot a crocodile-that means you will have a stroke of good luck soon.

Visited October 2013
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“on gthe tourist circuit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

House is interesting, but not as amazing as it is made out to be. A little more differnt than the usual solid staid buidlings around kiev, so attractive if only for its unusual decorations. Easy access from independant square, a quick wander up towards a leafy square park, and the house is nearby.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing sight in Kiev”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Gothic architecture at it's literal best. The house is situated on top of a hill and is covered in weird and wonderful animals and figures, including gargoyles and crazy-looking toads. If you don't see this whilst in Kiev you're really missing out!

Visited October 2013
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