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Golden Gate, Kiev

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#4 of 81 in Museums in Kiev
Although no one passes through it any more, Golden Gate stands as the remaining historical gateway to an ancient fortress, representing one of the main landmarks of the city. Dating back to 1017, the 12 m (39 ft) tall structure served as an honorary entrance for the wealthy, city politicians, and ambassadors from abroad. Although severely damaged in Mongol attacks of 1240, the gate represented the city's gala entrance until the mid-18th century. Most of the ruined part was excavated in 1832 and reattached. Pay particular attention to the top of the monument--it houses the Church of the Annunciation. If you wish, you can visit the national museum within the gate. Using our world travel planner, Kiev attractions like Golden Gate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was my first trip to Kiev and I was eagerly looking forward to enjoying the great pubs,bars and restaurants this city has to offer and check out the stunning sites to behold in this most...  more »
  • The most beautiful view in the evening when illumination is turned on. In foggy weather it has a little mysterious view. You should read about this place before visiting. Very nice park around of...  more »
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  • Only went round the outside - did not go inside. Great little park outside the gate to have a side and a Tea/Coffee. An impressive place when you walk around. It is also right out a Metro exit doors which is handy :)
  • Once again HIGHLY overrated tourist attraction. Look at the pictures on Google and save yourself the time. Plus if you read about it, nobody really knew how exactly it looked so they reconstructed it as they thought it could have looked like. Also the area is kinda sketchy. Only good stuff around here is the deep metro and the Opera house around the corner.
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