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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes I see, the house has nice ornaments. But to me, this was not really impressive live. Maybe I did something wrong ;-) However, the neighborhood in which the house is is super cute.

Thank flosandra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is an art nouveau one located in the Lypky district of Kiev. The features on this building are very detailed and each figurine is crafted to the highest standard. However, the details can be hard to make out in unclear skies.

Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my most favorite buildings to visit while Im in town. It has some of the most unique creatures living along the top of one of the house in the presidents area. I have visited it while the president is in town,...More

Thank javrox1
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This strange building is difficult to see on account of trees and security as this is a government building. It is a one of a kind and should be visited. Close to the Presidential Administration Building if you are trying to find it Bankova Street.

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This building and its carvings of elephants, frogs, and all sorts of creatures is so cool! The only surprising thing was that it wasn't really a tourist attraction with open access, tours etc. - it is behind locked gates and you have to go to...More

Thank NotDisney
Reviewed 9 October 2018

While aplenty of useful tips have been shared by previous fellow reviewers, there is a certain decree of confusion regarding the access to the building. Contrary to asserted, the indoors entry is granted but only on Saturdays and on earlier booking. I am afraid as...More

Thank Thaddeus_2012
Reviewed 15 September 2018

It was worth having to have your passport on you or you won't get in. 2 checkpoints and must have a Ukrainian national with you. The building is magnificent with all the different designs on it. Worth bringing a good camera to get all the...More

Thank William E
Reviewed 6 September 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...More

Thank grampsoldster
Reviewed 19 August 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.

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Reviewed 2 August 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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annemcpherson
9 May 2018|
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I am not sure but I think it is just a nice building you can observe from afar. not sure even if ordinary people can get in :(
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