The House with Chimeras, Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Site · Architectural Building
Originally built partly as a publicity stunt, The House with Chimeras features a host of intricate animal sculptures and a structure primarily made from cement. The brainchild of the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, the request for concrete construction was made by the director of the building company as a way to showcase its versatility. Explore the building and view the menagerie of creatures adorning the walls, including rhinos, lions, catfish, and an array of mythical species. Because the building still hosts ceremonies and official events, it's really only accessible from the outside. Plan to visit The House with Chimeras during your Kyiv (Kiev) vacation using our convenient Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.
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  • Very beautiful place, before it was necessary to have permission to see it, but last time I went it was open to the public, wonderful gargoyles and great sculptures, a true work of art, extraordinary....  more »
  • Like most people, I've only seen this building from the outside. It was blocked off for several years during and after the most recent revolution. Eye catching, for sure.  more »
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